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 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 18, 2016

Former Seward mayor falls in Senate primary

Edgar Blatchford’s hopes of earning a seat in the U.S. Senate came to an end, for now, on Tuesday evening when he finished behind former legislator Ray Metcalfe in the final voting of the...

 

Droege nets early lead in SS Derby

Mother Nature may have made the first day of action at the 61st Annual Silver Salmon Derby a bit hectic for some but that didn’t stop Michele Droege and Phil Collins from setting the bar high. Droege and Collins took the top spots in the women’s...

 

Candidates for council seats are released

Earlier this week, officials with the City of Seward announced the names of the five candidates that will be seeking city council positions during the upcoming Oct. 4 Municipal Election. The candidates appear in the same order as they will appear on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 18, 2016

Ship departs Seward for historic trip through Northwest Passage

Seward played yet another key role in maritime history earlier this week. This role, however, will go down as a first. On August 16, the luxury cruise line, Crystal Serenity, began its historic 32-day...

 

Thomas Blair Tressler, Jr.

Lifelong Alaskan, Thomas Blair Tressler, Jr died unexpectedly on June 30, 2016 in Seward Alaska. He was 54. Tommy was born to Thomas B. Tressler, Sr and Patricia Painter on March 26, 1962 in Seward....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 18, 2016

I'm an alum of the DIMWIT school

For those of you that haven’t read the non-selling book, “All About Boomer: The Life and Times of Me,” (and there are quite a few of you because ... well ... I haven’t written it yet) I...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 18, 2016

Kratz runs to 5K title at Colony Invitational

Hunter Kratz got the 2016 prep cross country season off to a great start on Saturday afternoon by sprinting to a gold medal at the Colony Invitational. A senior at Seward High School, Kratz claimed a...

 

Seward XC teams to compete on Friday

The Seward High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will take to the trail on Friday when they compete in a four-team meet on the Bartlett Trails in Anchorage. The meet will be held at Bartlett High School. Joining Seward at the meet...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 18, 2016

SMS soccer, XC to begin on Aug. 23

The 2016 middle school athletic season is almost at hand. According to SMS officials, junior high boys and girls athletes will leap into action once the new school year begins on Aug. 23. Cross...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 18, 2016

Kings deal 'Hawks 34-14 loss in opener

The Seward Seahawks' 2016 football season didn't get off to quite the start the team had wanted on Saturday afternoon in front of the home crowd. But it did get started. The Ketchikan Kings scored...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 18, 2016

Seahawks to face Buccaneers in Week 2

The Seward High School football team will try and get on the right path this Friday in Valdez. The two teams are scheduled to play at 2 p.m. at the VHS field. Seward, now 0-1 after its loss to...

 

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. 5 0020 - Citation issued to JILL BISPELS MD/OLN, JDU488 at 3rd and Madison f...

 

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