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Articles from the August 23, 2012 edition

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Locals reel in top Derby prizes

Sewardites took home both big prizes in this year’s Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Earl Cagle hauled in the $10,000 big fish, 16.14 pounds, on Saturday and then held his breath for two days lest...

 
 By Craig Medred    Local    August 23, 2012

Heartfelt engraving on Mount Marathon ends daughter’s search for dad

Editor’s note: The following article was first published Aug. 15 on alaskadispatch.com MaryAnne LeMaitre has gone home to Moab, Utah, at last — the long, futile search for her missing father...

 

Election update

Tuesday, Aug. 28 is the state primary election. See information and commentary about the primary on Pages 2-4. City and borough elections are set for Oct. 2. The deadline to register to vote in the Oct. election is Sept. 2. Registration can be done...

 

Vote yes on Ballot Measure 2 to give Alaskans a voice on coastal management

I urge you to join me in voting YES on Ballot Measure 2 on Aug. 28 to restore Alaska’s coastal management program. Ballot Measure 2 gives Alaskans a voice by bringing back a strong coastal...

 

Primary Election Candidates - State Senators & Representatives

On the Ballot Alaska Republican Party Senate District N Joe Arness (R) Cathy Giessel (R) State Representative District 28 Mike Chenault (R) Alaska Democratic Pary Alaska Libertarian Party Alaska Independence Party Senate District N No candidates on...

 

Vote to restore coastal management program

During my eight years as governor, we used the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) to facilitate and effectively promote numerous development projects. Through ACMP, Alaskans were at the table to help government agencies and industries...

 

Measure 2 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Kurt Fredriksson is a former Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Coastal Zone Management. All Alaskans support responsible, well-designed coastal zone management...

 

Where to vote

• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 for the Alaska Primary Election. • Voters need to identification, like a driver’s license, with them. • Anyone who needs assistance with voting can call 1-866-958-8683 or the Seward...

 

Primary Election Candidates - U.S. Representative (Two-year term)

On the Ballot Alaska Republican Party Terre Gales (R) Don Young (R) John Cox (R) Alaska Democratic Pary Alaska Libertarian Party Alaska Independence Party Sharon Cissna (D) Matt Moore (D) Doug Urquidi (D) Frank Vondersaar (D) Debra Chesnut (D) Jim...

 

‘Why Seward?’ discussion begins on Founders’ Day

A community discussion, titled “Why Seward?” What brought us here and why we stay,” will be held by Seward Community Library Museum in celebration of Founder’s Day from 6:15-9 p.m. Tuesday,...

 

John Charles Eads

John Charles Eads, 66, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A memorial service will be held in Seward at his sister, Ava Eads’ home at 5 p.m. Sept. 8. John was...

 

Out & About — August 23, 2012

Open house planned for Founders’ Day On Founders’ Day the Resurrection Bay Historical Society will hold an open house from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 28. The celebration of Seward’s 109th birthday will include a birthday cake, refreshments and door prizes....

 

Calendar — Aug. 23, 2012

Thursday, Aug. 23 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, SeaView, 302 Railway. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Saturday, Aug. 25 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nar...

 

Randi Lynn back in port after close call in Prince William Sound

F/V Randi Lynn is back in Seward after running onto a reef at Saw Mill Bay in Prince William Sound Aug. 14, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 82-foot wood hulled fishing tender, grounded while entering Saw Mill Bay to deliver mail and supplies...

 

Tony's Pistols win 2012 Seward Competitive League

Tony’s Pistols are the 2012 Seward Competitive Softball League Champions....

 

Begich’s Growing Alaska Tour comes to Seward

U.S. Senator Mark Begich and his staff are travelling around Alaska this month, meeting with Alaskans, visiting small businesses, and getting ideas for new job growth in communities from Point Lay to Kodiak. Begich’s Growing Alaska tour is...

 

Carlile introduces new shipping option for Alaskans

A new expedited over-the-road freight forwarding service between Carlile Transportation Systems Tacoma and Anchorage terminals is being launched by the company. The service will give small businesses and online shoppers a convenient, affordable...

 

Forest Art Walk

Eighty people turned out for the first Forest Art Walk on Saturday. It began at Irv Pots at Mile 7. The Forest Service trail between Irv Pots and Lambersons was festooned with imaginative art pieces....

 

Runners raise funds for Matt Kenny

Hundreds of runners ran the Alyeska Classic Mountain race on Saturday to raise funds for Matt Kenney who was injured in this year’s Mount Marathon Race, according to KTUU. Kenney sustained traumatic head injury on the Fourth of July in a fall...

 

Iditarod Trail signs to go up on Seward Highway

A press release from Alaska’s Washington D.C. delegation earlier this month announced a $129,200 grant to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to implement a portion of the Seward Highway Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan by...

 

Citizens asked to join Obihiro anniversary

A delegation from the City of Seward will visit Seward’s sister city Obihiro, Japan to celebrate Obihiro’s 130th anniversary. Seward City Council directed the city clerk to solicit letters of interest from citizens who would like to accompany...

 

Rotary holds rubber duck race

Hundreds of toy ducks raced down Lowell Creek on Saturday for Seward Rotary Club’s first Duck Race. First prize, a Royal Celebrity warm weather cruise for two, sent to Sam, the Safeway produce...

 

Turn back the pages — August 25, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Keeran’s 18 lb. 5 oz. silver wins 33rd salmon derby — “I never thought it would hold that whole week!” said first place winner Carolyn Keeran. The registered nurse from Anderson, Calif. was awarded $5,000 in the 33rd...

 

Back when...

When Seward’s founders landed at Resurrection Bay on Aug. 28, 1903, among the equipment they brought with them were a pile driver and a sawmill. The first thing done after everyone was ashore was...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 23, 2012

Fisheries training ramps up at Bristol Bay

Jobs are being put on the fast track in Bristol Bay, with a focus on careers that go hand in hand with the region’s culture and economy: commercial fishing and seafood processing. “The fishery is...

 

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