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Dump truck driver brings down lines

A Metco dump truck snagged utility lines along Salmon Creek Road on Aug. 7, stretching them to the breaking point. According to Jeff Estes, electrical scene investigator for the City of Seward, in...

 

Doors closing at Brown & Hawkins after 110 years

A local family business as old as Seward is closing its doors at the end of September. Brown & Hawkins, founded in 1904 by T.W. Hawkins shortly after his arrival with the Ballaine party on the Santa...

 

Asphalt plant, airport top city issues

Airport The City of Seward administration has publicly weighed in on repeated flooding of Seward Airport and the recent closure of Seward’s main airport runway by the Alaska Department of...

 

Flood fixes leave Sewardites behind

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area just received $1 million dollars for flood mitigation projects. In an upcoming public meeting, the SBCFSA board will consider projects that the funds could be...

 

Schools ready for students

It’s back-to-school time for better or worse. As local kids go shopping to buy cool new clothes, binders, pencils and calculators in advance of the first day, Aug. 20, the schools are getting ready...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Aug. 12, 1976 Seward Phoenix LOG. Some people must just enjoy feeling miserable. One of the hardest chores we have found in publishing the LOG these past 10 years (and most especially the last five...

 

School district superintendent welcomes school year

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2013-14 school year. After 10 weeks of summer break it is time for our students to resume their...

 

'Stuck in Seward' is what you make of it

“Stuck in Seward” read the headline of the KTUU news video, and a miserable looking family of tourists came on the Anchorage-based TV channel standing in the rain outside of the cruise ship...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Arts    August 15, 2013

Obihiro mural group makes final plans

Dot Bardarson For The LOG With one or two meetings left to plan the complicated process of bringing a mural to Seward’s sister city, the eight art delegates are looking forward to working in...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    August 15, 2013

Assembly approves Seward area flood mitigation funding

At the first meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in five weeks, public hearings were held one resolution, 11 ordinances and two substitute ordinances. Of local importance, Ordinance...

 

Thank you

The Pioneers of Alaska Seward Igloo’s #9 would like to send a very special thank you to three local citizens who have helped with the continuing education and maintenance of our local history. The mission of the Pioneers of Alaska is to maintain...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Pink salmon harvest surging toward record

Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 15, 2013

Alaska SeaLife Center fosters octopus babies

Alaska SeaLife Center’s giant Pacific octopus Lulu is still protecting a few small egg clusters hanging from her tank wall in the “Denizens of the Deep” exhibit. But after six months, her egg...

 

Seward girl turns profit with scarves

This summer, freckle-faced red-headed Seward youngster Lydia Jacoby is learning what it is to be a entrepreneur at 9 years of age. She learned how to crochet beautiful twisty scarves from her aunt...

 

Lonnie Truman Byars

Lonnie Truman Byars, a long-time Alaskan communication systems pioneer who was instrumental in implementing analog, satellite, microwave, digital and fiberoptic systems in Alaska, died on June 28 at...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    August 15, 2013

Open for Business - Aug. 15, 2013

It’s high noon on the high seas as anglers duke it out with hefty silvers and giant halibut. Charter operators are evenly matched in a battle of the swells. The Small Boat Harbor teems with people...

 

Out & About - Aug. 15, 2013

Seahawks football plays Houston The Seward High School Seahawks football team will play an away game at Houston, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. This is the first game of the season. Seahawk cross-country hits the road The Seward High School cross-country...

 

Calendar - Aug. 15, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 15 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, Aug. 16...

 

Captain's Mast - Aug. 15, 2013

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. Aug. 5 01:25 - Verbal warning for failure to change license, no tag lights,...

 

Cruise liner stays in port for engine repairs

Fishing boats race for the dock during the second day of the 2013 Seward Silver Salmon Derby against the backdrop of two large passenger liners docked at the Dale Lindsey Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    August 15, 2013

Players ride Karaoke cruise

The 2013 Karaoke Cruise on Sunday evening raised over $4,000 for the Imagination Library of Seward/Moose Pass and the Port City Players. Competitors included winner Casey Ainley (left) as well as...

 

Alaskan families that fish together catch more silvers

Volunteers sign up participants on the first day of the 2013 Seward Silver Salmon Derby as the hooks and pulleys get a work out at the weighing station. The first angler to make the leader board was...

 

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