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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 7, 2014

Fish tag team completes mission

In the highly competitive world of derby fishing, conspiracy theorists abound, said Erin Lemas, director of event planning at the Seward Chamber of Commerce. Because of that, Lemas goes to great...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 7, 2014

Old fashioned salmon bake revived

This year, the Chamber of Commerce is shaking things up a bit. Gone is the award ceremony in the Brreeze Inn Lobby. This year, the Chamber is resurrecting an old Seward tradition: the salmon bake. On...

 

Ducks to compete with salmon

Not to be outdone by the salmon derby, a gaggle of plastic ducks intend to take a wild ride from Lowell Canyon through the dangerous waterfall where they will propel themselves as far as they can to beat each other to the finish line. "We're tired...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 7, 2014

Alaska Adventure Film School gains traction

Climbing stately glaciers. Kayaking through fjords teaming with wildlife. Flying over the Brooks Range. Climbing Denali. Witnessing thousands of caribou migrating past Venetie. Commercial fishing in d...

 

SB21 bad deal, yes on Prop 1 will set things right

In the oil revenue debate we’ve heard and read misleading statements and distorted facts. As long time Alaska residents, business owners, and grandparents, we are very concerned about Alaska’s future economy. The “Vote No on Proposition One”...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    August 7, 2014

Incumbant candidates have unfair advantage

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for...

 

Four city council seats up for grabs

Election packets for city council candidates are now available at the city clerk’s office and completed packets are due August 15 by 5 p.m. On election day, October 7, the council seats currently held by Marianna Keil, Ristine Casagranda and Dale...

 

State waives immunization fees for qualified Alaskans

State public health centers, the Municipality of Anchorage and Maniilaq Association will waive all immunization administration fees for state-provided vaccine during National Immunization Awareness Month in August. The usual fee is around $28 for a...

 

Booster Club holds genuine 'fun'raiser

The Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club held its 11th annual golf tournament on July 26th. The event is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year for the high school’s athletic programs. One of the best things about this tournament, aside from...

 

Friends of Library Host author

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2013 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.”Friends of the Library members are...

 

Arts Council brings acclaimed pianist offering ecclectic menu

The Seward Arts Council is bringing an international artist to Seward in the form of pianist Jason Farnham. The pianist will perform his signature piano show, “An Evening of Contemporary Piano,” at 6 p.m. on August 14 in the K.M. Rae Building....

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 7, 2014

Senators come together to address deck washing

Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the U.S. Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief from harvesters across the nation and kudos to a...

 

Greyson John Miller Pister

Greyson John Miller Pister was born July 16, 2014 in Anchorage. He weighed 8 pounds and was 22.25 inches long. His parents Lisa Miller and Benjamin Pister live in Seward. Greyson is their first...

 

Alaska Nellie Rides Again

There were old-time photos, strawberry shortcake and fun all around when Seward Senior Center celebrated Alaska Nellie's birthday July 31. The center holds the party each year to honor the Alaska...

 

SeaFest Run/Walk has great weather, great turnout

On a bright sunny day with puffy white clouds, the 16th Annual SeaLife Center 5K Fun Run/Walk went off without a hitch. With a casual atmosphere, unlike an intense Mount Marathon, this race was all...

 

Out & About - Aug. 7, 2014

Wild and Scenic Film Tour Films begin at 6:30 p.m. on August 7 at the K.M. Rae Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Refreshments and prizes! SeaLife children’s workshop Kaisa Leino, Alaska SeaLife Center volunteer and comic...

 

Ellen Louise (Blatchford) Setters - June 21, 1948 to Aug. 1, 2014

Ellen Setters, 66, of Seward, Alaska, passed from this life to glory surrounded by loving family. Ellen, born in Nome, was the first of Eugene and Mabel Blatchford’s seven children. The family moved to Sitka a couple of years later to get the...

 

'Captain's Mast' - Aug. 7, 2014

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. July 12 00:08 - Structure fire reported at City Express in the Conex. BCVFD,...

 

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