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Elementary school grows larger, younger

If you have noticed that Seward Elementary School students are looking younger lately, and that there are more of them, you’d be right. An impressive 60 students have enrolled in kindergarten this...

 

Seahawk football team meets Nikiski

The Seward High School football team met Nikiski on the Seahawk home field Saturday.. Nikiski won the game with 54 points to Seward’s 0. The Seahawks travel to Barrow this weeken...

 

Price tag of managing invasive species assessed

Governments and nonprofit groups in Alaska spent $6 million a year trying to manage invasive species between 2007-11, for a total of $29 million. This, according to a new report based on a survey of...

 

Seahawk Sports

Volleyball • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 at Houston Invitational. • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, Valdez Tournament. Swimming/Diving • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 at Homer. • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, at...

 

Pakak and Mitik romp and grow in I.Sea.U

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s I.Sea.U is a busy place, housing two engaging male walrus calves and rotating teams of human caregivers around the clock. The two walrus were found stranded near Barrow...

 

Utility requests need to be made soon

The City of Seward has issued notice that anyone wishing to obtain new or temporary water, sewer or electric service must make requests for service connections no later than Sept. 12. Work orders and requests received after that date will be...

 

Climate change workshop planned

A workshop to discuss and brainstorm what businesses and individuals can do to partner with organizations and inspire each other with ideas about positive actions, mitigations and adaptations to climate change is planned for Sept. 20. Last June, the...

 

GED classes offered

GED classes are offered at AVTEC. In 2014 there will be a new version of the test, and it will be more challenging and testing fees will more than double. GED Preparation, Reading & Math Improvement, and English-as-a-Second-Language classes are...

 

Coastal Classic is a top 10 
National Geographic rail trip

The Coastal Classic railroad trip from Anchorage to Seward and back has been identified by National Geographic as one of the nations top 10 rail trips. The 114-mile, 4.5-hour Alaska Railroad trip is described on National Geo’s website as...

 

UAF announces honor students

The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced last week the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2012 semester. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements. Students receiving a 3.9 grade point...

 

A letter of thanks

I am writing this letter with heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude. As many of you know, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s roof suffered great damage in a violent windstorm last November. On behalf of St. Peter’s parishioners and myself, I would...

 

Jazz Ambassadors coming to swing Seward

One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public...

 

SPD plans drug take back

An opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Safeway. The Seward Police Department and the Drug...

 

Foundation partners to launch the Alaska Crib Swap

To launch the Alaska Crib Swap, Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) has partnered with thread as part of thread’s Safe Sleep for Alaska’s Babies campaign. The Alaska Crib Swap is a fundraising...

 

Out & About — Sept. 6, 2012

Chamber plans volunteer appreciation party Seward Chamber of Commerce is holding a volunteer appreciation party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Chinook’s Restaurant. Those attending are asked to wear chamber of commerce volunteer T-shirts and...

 

Calendar — Sept. 9, 2012

Thursday, Sept. 6 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, Sept. 7 Noon, Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, Breeze Inn, 224-8001. Saturday, Sept. 8 6:30...

 

Founders’ Day celebrated

Resurrection Bay Historical Society celebrates Seward’s Founders’ Day on Aug. 28 at Seward Museum. Founders’ Day commemorates the day in 1903 that a hardy, enthusiastic band of railroad...

 

Every kind of vehicle seen at car show

Vehicles of all sorts were displayed at the 10th Annual Eddy’s Seward Car Show hosted by Eddy’s Automobile Maintenance on Saturday at Bear Creek RV Park....

 

Turn back the pages — Sept. 9, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier Enrollment Down Throughout District Says Gallaher — School enrollments were still about 325 to 335 below the projected 5,445 for the Borough School District, Supt. Paul Gallaher reported Tuesday. This represented some gain...

 

Police LOG — Sept. 6, 2012

Aug. 23 23:44 - Verbal warning for failure to dim brights issued at Seward Highway and Resurrection Boulevard. Aug. 24 00:04 - Two individuals reported a fight in progress in front of the Yukon Bar. Officers responded, but the fight broke up before...

 

Seahawks host Frank Dieckgraeff Invite

The Seward High cross country team hosted the Frank Dieckgraeff Invite on Friday and competed against Homer, Grace Christian, Wasilla, Kenai, Anchorage Christian School, Cordova and...

 

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