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 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 10, 2017

Salmon Derby set to begin on Saturday

Anglers from throughout the state—as well as the rest of the nation—will be converging on Seward over the next few days hoping to turn silver into green. Silver salmon, that is. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get...

 

Turning Trash intoTreasures

Stephanie Mackey didn't really set out to become the poster child for re-purposing unwanted items. It just sort of happened ... over and over and over. The end result has helped make Seward a bit...

 

Community Calendar

Aug. 1-31 Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at (907) 224-8733. Aug. 11 Chamber luncheon The Seward Chamber of Commerce will hold its next...

 

Ronald Buckley

Long time Seward resident Ronald Buckley, age 82, passed away on July 9, 2017, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was affectionately known as Captain Ron by his friends and family. He was born...

 

Ann Shilo

Soldotna resident Mrs. Ann Shilo, 61, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. The cause was lung cancer. Private services will take place at a later date. Shiloh was...

 

Kingergarten class to hold 'play day'

Members of the Class of 2030 will get a head start on their school careers over the next few days. Caregivers and parents of incoming kindergartners will be holding “play days” on Aug.. 13 and Aug. 20 as ways to help the children get to know...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Jewels is just a 'chimp off the old block'

Having grown up in a family that lived for practical jokes, you might guess that I have always been a bit hesitant when someone tells me something, or wants to show me how they caught a rabid coon in...

 

You remind me of the former Lieutenant Governor

You remind me of the former Lieutenant Governor Dear Editor, A friend in Seward, Jeanette Wright, sent congratulations yesterday along with a Phoenix Log story titled “Former Seward woman takes 2nd at Alamo 5K Run/Walk,” and I laughed and...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    August 10, 2017

Idaho angler lands largest halibut of the season in Homer

Heading into the final days of the 2017 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, the rest of the field is looking up at a new leader. Sam Mills took over the top spot in the standings in the tournament a few...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 10, 2017

'Hawks to face Bucs in opener

The Seward High School football team will kick off its 2017 season on Saturday with a non-conference showdown against the Valdez Buccaneers. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Steinbrecher Field. For Seward, the game will encourage the...

 

Boosters score another big win on greens for Seward athletics

The morning of Saturday, July 29, started out a little on the foggy side at the Birch Ridge Golf Course, but by afternoon it was a day of sunny skies and smiling faces. In all, more than 60 golfers fr...

 

Adams sprint to victory at final Salmon Run 5K meet

Onlookers got to watch Matt Adams at his best last week when he sprinted to victory at the final Salmon Run 5K meet on the Tsalteshi Trails. The Seward standout legged an impressive effort in the fifth of the five-race series. He finished the...

 

Captain's Mast

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 26 0001 - Homer Police Department located stolen vehicle and arrested...

 

USS Alaska earns trophy for 'Best Ballistic Missile Submarine'

KINGS BAY, Ga.  - The deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command presented the Omaha Trophy for Best Ballistic Missile Submarine to USS Alaska (SSBN 732) at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on...

 

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