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Council welcomes Obihiro dignitaries

The Seward City Council welcomed officials from Seward’s Japanese sister city, Obihiro at their regular meeting on Monday. The delegation of four arrived to a group of Sewardites bearing a...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 29, 2013

Seward woman dies in plane crash

Jessi Marena Nelsen, 27, died Saturday when a small plane piloted by her close friend Robert Lilly, 31, stalled and crashed on the runway at Merrill Field in Anchorage. The Cessna 150, owned by...

 

City OKs neighborhood asphalt plant

[Updated Sept. 7 - Alaska Roadbuilders have abandoned their plans to produce asphalt at a Forest Acres site already approved in a recent decision by the City of Seward's Planning & Zoning Commission....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 29, 2013

Teens give new center the thumbs up

Seward teenagers have a new safe and supervised place to hang out together after school, at least for now. At the start of school last week, Seward Parks and Recreation Department and Seward...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Sept. 4, 1986 Seward Phoenix LOG. ELECTION REFLECTIONS... Now that the election is over and we can sit back and reflect on the administration of Governor Bill Sheffield. There’s no doubt about,...

 

Clarifying what SBCFSA does and 2012 flood actions

I am writing this letter in response to the article titled, “Flood fixes leave Sewardites behind,” that appeared on the front page of the Aug. 15 Seward Phoenix LOG. The opinions and views expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily...

 

AVTEC plans first ice navigation program

(Editor’s note: This article was first published in the Alaska Journal of Commerce.) The White House is setting Arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an Arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year are passing...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    August 29, 2013

Boro sets ballot propositions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met on Aug. 20 for a very short meeting with a light agenda and little public attendance. A presentation was made by Michele Miller, Development Director of the...

 

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees

Everyone from Alaska who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 29, 2013

Another group rejects Alaska wild salmon

Alaska salmon continues to get snubbed by ill informed, far away bigwigs who believe they are best suited to make the seafood choices for their customers. Last week Sodexo, one of the world’s...

 
 By GCI    Sports    August 29, 2013

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 arrive on GCI TV

General Communication, Inc. has launched two new networks on GCI TV: the much anticipated FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. FOX Sports 1 is the national sports network that puts fans first and will...

 

New campus signs sport SHS colors

Seward High School now has a unifying green and gold color scheme and three new carved painted signs, one leading the way. All of them are dark green, with carved lettering painted a bright yellow,...

 

Marriage proposal sets off Lost Lake Run

Hundreds of mountain trail racers queued up for a Saturday morning bus ride from the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department to the starting line for the 2013 Lost Lake Run. The annual race benefits thos...

 

Federal recognition of local tribe near

(Editor’s note: This article has been edited for accuracy.) Melanee Stevens, Youth Activities Director for Qutekcak Native Tribe, has been working at the tribe’s administrative center on Third...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Aug. 30, 1990 The Seward Phoenix LOG Council okays limited funding for mammal center – Plans to develop a marine mammal center in Seward got a leg up Monday night when the city council approved a $10,000 cash grant and agreed to commit waterfront...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    August 29, 2013

Open for business - Aug. 29, 2013

First Friday has been a vivid success, painting a picture of Seward’s creative community and bringing visitors and local patrons into shops around town. With the participation of local business,...

 

Out & About - Aug. 29, 2013

Library hosts internet safety seminar An online internet safety for parents video conference will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Seward Community Library Museum. Juneau Police Detective Shawn Phelps will present tips that parents...

 

George H. Werner

Longtime Seward resident, George H. Werner, 76, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 of natural causes. George was born in Everett, Wash. to George and Evelyn Werner on March 7, 1937. He moved...

 

Calendar - Aug. 29, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 29 2 to 5 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 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...

 

Captain's Mast - Aug. 29, 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. 18 21:49 - Individual reported smoke about 250 yards behind Pacific Park...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 29, 2013

'Slugs Forever' tells story of helping one another

The Independent Living Center has a new fundraising tool – a book for young people that illustrates the challenges that one can sometimes face while living life, and the solutions to be found with...

 

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