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It’s all about catching the silvers

At 6 a.m. Saturday fishers from all over start the quest for the biggest coho caught in Resurrection Bay during the nine days of Seward Silver Salmon Derby sponsored by Seward Chamber of Commerce....

 

Resurrection Bay Beckons

A fisherman takes a break to enjoy the view recently on the west shore of Resurrection Bay....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 9, 2012

Local business community hears state chamber priorities

Correction: The comment from Ron Devon, an Anchorage businessman challenging Cathy Giessel for Senate Seat N, should read, “...he said he prefers the bi-partisan caucus’ approach that would give...

 

Seahawk sports season begins

The Seward High School 2012-13 sports season begins with football, cross country and volleyball, all competing in the next week. The football team was at the SOHI Jamboree on Aug. 4. Tomorrow they play their first home game against Lathrop. JV at 4...

 

Election update

Voter pamphlets came in the mail this week. As did a reminder that Seward voters will cast primary election ballots Aug. 28 at the Rae Building, 201 Railway. Packets for Kenai Peninsula Borough candidates are available at the borough office at...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 9, 2012

Fishing lifestyle study underway

Kodiak fishermen are a happy lot, but they are also anxious about the future of their industry. Those are some of the early findings of an ongoing survey that focuses on the social and cultural...

 

Fire department warns about smoker fires

Fish and meat smokers can be the cause of fires if not positioned properly, warns the Seward Fire Department. The Big Chief type of smokers are hot and if set on a flamable surface, like a deck, can cause a fire to start. The department, and smoker...

 

Comprehensive veterans bill passes house

A comprehensive bill to improve veterans’ health care, housing, education, and care for homeless veterans, including a provision sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to waive telehealth co-payments, passed the Senate July 24 and is on its way to the...

 

Murkowski pushes for more rural doctors

Sen. Lisa Murkowski urged Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on July 25 to enforce existing law on rural medical training — and create an environment that will boost rural medicine nationwide. Last month The...

 

House reauthorizes Marine Debris Act

Alaskan Congressman Don Young spoke on the House floor Aug. 1 in support of H.R. 1171, the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012, a bipartisan bill that ultimately passed the House by voice vote. The legislation will appropriate $4.9 million annually...

 

Fong takes temporary helm at PSMC

Joe Fong, a program development director at Providence Alaska Medical Center, began serving as interim administrator at Providence Seward Hospital & Care Center on July 17. He replaces Seward...

 

Regina Ann Paul

Seward resident, Regina Ann Paul, 50, died in Seward on Aug. 2, 2012 due to natural causes. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Fifth. An...

 

Out & About — Aug. 9, 2012

Concert set for Friday night Hurricane Dave will play at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Qutekcak Tribe celebrates Qutekcak Native Tribe will hold the Healthy Lifestyle Picnic from noon to 4 p.m....

 

Light of Hope changes name, Ingalls comes to be pastor

Max Ingalls and his family have come to Seward where he will serve as pastor of Seward City Church, formerly Light of Hope Ministries. They have come from Anchorage where Max worked as a roofing contractor for several years. He also served as both an...

 

Seahawk golfers have a swinging good time

Seahawk golfers had a swinging good time on July 28, at the ninth annual Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club’s Golf Tournament. The tournament was held under sunny blue skies in Soldotna at the...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 9, 2012

Runners, walkers hit the road for wildlife

The main event at last weekend’s Alaska SeaLife Center’s SeaFest Weekend was the 14th annual 5-kilometer Wildlife Rescue Walk/Run to support the ASLC Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Program....

 

Turn back the pages — Aug. 9, 1979

Compiled by Julie Rosier Borough reapportion lessens Seward power — Seward will lose three votes on the borough assembly if a reapportionment ordinance adopted by the assembly Tuesday is ratified at the polls Oct. 2. The ordinance does not alter...

 

Back when...

The mayor of Seward’s sister city, Obihiro, presents Obihiro’s flag to Ray Hugli, Seward’s mayor, during the special Japanese delegation visit during Seward’s Diamond Jubilee in August of...

 

Police LOG — Aug. 9, 2012

July 28 23:43 - Citation for Faulty Brake Light issued to Gene Jorgensen on Seward Highway near Air Force Rec Camp. July 29 00:06 - AST arrested Phillip Ullrich for DUI on Seward Highway near the airport. 01:26 - AST arrested Robert Halloran for DUI...

 

Fireweed becomes a tasty treat

Roxie Rodgers Dinstel and Leslie Shallcross Fireweed is a tall perennial herb with numerous dense, narrow lance-shaped leaves. Bright reddish-purple flowers grow in long terminal clusters and are...

 

Alaska philanthropist, military pioneer dies at age 101

Rasumuson Foundation Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson, social catalyst and one of Alaska’s most endeared philanthropists, died on July 30, 2012, at her home in Anchorage. Intelligent. Diplomatic....

 

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