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Five candidates run for three city council seats

Seward voters will elect three people to two-year terms on city council on Oct. 2. Five citizens are running to fill the seats. Three of the candidates are currently on the council. The LOG...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 30, 2012

Election 2012: Primary Results

With 98 percent of Alaska’s precincts counted in Tuesday’s primary election, one ballot measure is too close to call and the other went down in defeat, and party candidates are selected for November’s general election. Only about 10 percent of...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 30, 2012

AVTEC cafeteria, kitchen remodeled

This fall AVTEC students will enjoy a remodeled cafeteria with spanking new floors, paint, a bright arrays of new windows, energy-efficient fluorescent lighting, a new door and entrance, and much...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 30, 2012

Labor Day celebrates workers

On Monday the United States celebrates Labor Day. The federal holiday began in 1894 to honor the economic and social contributions of workers. Before then, 30 states officially held a Labor Day, with Oregon being the first in 1887. Union labor...

 

Seahawk sports

Volleyball • Friday, Aug. 31 at Cordova. Swimming/Diving • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 at Homer. Football • Saturday, Sept. 1, home against Nikiski, 10 a.m. for JV and 1 p.m. for varsity. Cross Country • Friday, Aug. 31, home, Frank...

 

‘It’s what we do.’

“It’s what we do.” If you ever have need for the services of firefighters, medics, cops, nurses and doctors, and try to thank them for helping, especially at 3 a.m. on a cloudy Alaska morning, that’s what they’ll say. “It’s what we...

 

Reisner runs for SBCFSA

Greetings again my fellow citizens, on Aug. 7 I attended theta KPB assembly meeting in Soldatna. Two ordinances were about the SBCFSA situation and this is why I attended. I spoke during public comments on Ordinance #2012-19-16 “Approving the...

 
 By Earl Cagle    Opinion    August 30, 2012

Thanks for a great derby

On behalf of my family and all the participants in the 2012 Seward Silver Salmon Derby, I would like to thank everyone who assisted with this prestigious annual event. We fished our first derby back in 1981 and the event continues to be conducted in...

 

Thank you

The Seward Elks Soccer Shoot Aug. 15 marked the end of the Youth Soccer season. Soccer league players and non players alike came out to the elementary school field for this annual event. Parent volunteers led the kids in various shooting...

 

Kudos to kids and thanks to community

Congratulations to all the summer readers who participated in the Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program. Over 150 students in elementary through high school, and 25 pre-school children participated in the program. Congratulations to...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    August 30, 2012

Alternative heating installed at Summit Lake

Summit Lake Lodge has installed a water furnace to provide radiant heating and hot water for the lodge and restaurant. Last Thursday 17, people travelled to the lodge at Mile 45.5 Seward Highway on a Seward Chamber of Commerce Business and Innovation...

 

Lost Lake Run Results

Competitors in Saturday’s Lost Lake Run ran in sunny weather Saturday to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 16-mile trail run from Primrose at Mile 17 of the Seward Highway to Bear Creek Fire Station supports the foundation that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 30, 2012

Season closes with catch near predictions

Salmon season is winding down and it’s still a guess if the statewide catch will reach the 132 million fish forecast. Achieving that all comes down to those hard to predict pinks, whose catch makes...

 

Melanie Renee Evans

Melanie Evans, 39 of Wasilla, was born Sept. 15, 1972 in Yuba City, Calif. She died Aug. 24, 2012. Melanie will always be remembered for her sense of humor and goofiness as a child into her teen and...

 

Rose Jensen

A celebration of life for Rose Jensen is planned for 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at Branson Pavilion. It will be a potluck. Bring a dish and a memory of Rose....

 

Out & About — Aug. 30, 2012

Middle school open house is tonight Seward Middle School is holding an open house from 6:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. The event is an opportunity to meet the middle school’s principal and teachers. Chamber plans volunteer appreciation party Seward...

 

SPRD Activities — Aug. 30, 2012

TYC Happenings First Friday Fun - Fifth and sixth graders are invited to dance, play games and hang out with friends. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Fee: $4. Middle School Dance - 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Fee: $5. After School Program - Every day...

 

Calendar — Aug. 30, 2012

Thursday, Aug. 30 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Saturday, Sept. 1 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Resurrection Lutheran, 400 Third, 224-3628. Monday,...

 

Mural work continues

Seward artists continue to refine murals around town....

 

Von Borstel holds BFA show

Lindsey von Borstel, Seward High graduate, is holding her bachelor of fine arts thesis exhibition Sept. 3-14. The show, titled “Aquafied,” will be at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where von...

 
 By Amy Carney    Features    August 30, 2012

When I fell in love with Japan

Editor’s note: Amy Carney traveled to Obihiro, Japan as a participant in the adult exchange with Seward’s sister city. Carney works as the Seward Library/Museum Collections Coordinator. Sometime a...

 

KFNP researchers share fieldwork through new blog

Scientists observe their Kenai Fjords National Park Researchers and resource managers at Kenai Fjords National Park have the privilege of conducting their work in areas of the park that are seldom...

 

Back when...

Construction of the Alaska Central Railway’s dock, at the end of what is now Fourth Avenue, started at noon on Aug. 29, 1903, the day after Seward’s founding. The 150-foot long dock was completed...

 

Turn back the pages — Sept. 1, 1977

Compiled by Julie Rosier New principal seeks collaboration with the Skill Center — Hope’s little wooden school house, closed for the past seven years, opened this week with an enrollment of nine children. However, the school may close again come...

 

Seward squadron cadets survive Arctic Challenge 2012

After an intense eight days of physical and emotional challenges, four Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Seward Composite Squadron graduated from the 2012 Arctic Challenge. The encampment, held at Fort...

 

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