Articles from the August 17, 2017 edition

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 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Houston angler nabs truck in Silver Derby

Ian Wetherhorn will be the first person to tell anyone bigger is always better. Especially when it comes to competing in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Wetherhorn landed the first "big" fish of the w...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Seven file for spots on October city ballot

The ballots haven’t been cast, but the names that will appear on the upcoming General Election have been penciled in. A total of seven candidates filed their intentions with the Seward City Clerk earlier this week to seek spots on the Seward City...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Kinney stepping down as city clerk

The City of Seward will be losing one of its top officials in the next few weeks. Longtime Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney has announced she will be resigning, effective October 9, to take the...

 

NOAA could offer fishermen new monitoring option in '18

Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM) system instead. NOAA Fisheries is integrating EM...

 

City: Beware of calls seeking utility account information

The City of Seward is advising residents to use caution when answering calls asking for personal utility account information. According to Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney, city officials have been receiving reports that misleading calls are being...

 

Council OKs short-term lease with new boat repair business

At its regular meeting on Monday, the Seward City Council approved a one-year lease agreement on a parcel of land at the Seward Marine Industrial Center. With the agreement, Exit Marine LLC, a new boat repair business, will be able to operate on...

 

Community Calendar

Throughout August Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at 224-8733. Aug. 19 Play time Play time is held each Saturday from noon until 4 p.m....

 

Annual Rotary duck race slated for Aug. 20

The Sixth Annual Rotary Club Duck Race will be held on Aug. 20, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Lowell Creek waterfall. The winning duck will received $1,500. Proceeds benefit Rotary’ annual Coats for Kids effort as well as other...

 

Registration for Pre-K classes under way

Free pre-kindergarten classes at local schools for children who will be four years old by Sept.1, 2017, are open. To qualify, parents and guardians must contact their local school, schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 17, 2017

I'm in the 'Payback' stage of parenting

As most of you know, the older we get the more our priorities in life change. Such is the case with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Well, with most everyone. Although I’m pretty sure SWMNBMM would argue that I haven’t grown up, and\, because I’m...

 
 By Sean Dusek    Opinion    August 17, 2017

KPBSD issues a 'welcome back, students'

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school. We are committed to meeting the needs of every individual student...

 
 By Tia Miranda    Opinion    August 17, 2017

Thank you, Seward

My name is Tia Miranda and I have had the honor of growing up in Seward and attending Seward Elementary, Middle and graduating from Seward High School this past May. I was lucky enough to be awarded several local scholarships and would like to thank...

 

AMHS now booking winter dates

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) released its 2017-18 winter schedule recently. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by calling 1-800-642-0066, or by visiting ferry terminal staff throughout the system. The AMHS...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 17, 2017

Freiberg, Schrock help 'Hawks rush past Buccaneers in opener

The Seward High School Seahawks rolled into Saturday's 2017 season opener against the Valdez Buccaneers short on experience and overall numbers. Fielding just 16 players, Seward kicked off its...

 

Seward swimmers to compete in Homer Invite

The Seward High School swim team will splash its way into the year with an appearance at the Homer Invite on Sept. 8-9. The meet will feature the diving event on Friday, and the swimming events on Saturday. Joining Seward at the meet will be teams...

 

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. Aug. 2 1600 - Citation issued to PORFIRIO ZAMORA JR. at Third and B Street for op...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    August 17, 2017

'Harmony Keys' honored at AWJE show in Anchorage

A painting by Seward artist Dot Bardarson titled "Harmony Keys" gained state-wide notice recently when it was judged among the state's elite pieces of artwork at the 43rd Annual Alaska Watercolor Juri...

 

Younger 'Hawks look for success in '17

What a difference a year can make in the small-school division of football in Alaska. “We’re going to be a lot younger this season (than in 2016),” said head football coach Kelly Cinereski, who has guided Seward in each of the past 11 seasons....

 

'Hawks picked to finish 3rd in loaded Peninsula Conference race

The Seward Seahawks may have won the 2016 Peninsula Conference championship, but that doesn’t mean the team is getting any love from the preseason polls. The Seahawks were predicted to finish third in the conference race. The Homer Mariners, who...

 

Boosters offering discounted mouthguards for SHS athletes

While it is important to run for a touchdown or block a ball at the net, it is even more important—to students and parents alike—for players to get through athletics with all of their teeth. The Seward High School Athletic Booster Club and Dr....

 

Seward boys, girls primed for another strong XC season

Here’s the scoop! The Seward High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams could well be the best combination since Batman and Robin. Maybe even better. The Seward cross country teams, despite losing one of the state’s most dominant...

 

Lady 'Hawks eye return to state meet

The Seward High School Lady Seahawks have a few new faces and a new coach this fall and they also have lofty goals. For instance, making a return trip to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament....

 

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