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Air Force Rec Camp closes forever

The Seward Air Force Recreation Camp, long a mainstay of Seward summers for military families, both active duty and retired, sits eerily quiet and bare today, as autumn leaves begin to fall. A string...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    September 13, 2012

Visitors from around the world come to see Exit Glacier

Saturday afternoon in Seward was sunny, though still a little damp from earlier rains. A fine fall day for a walk to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. So, two LOG staffers took the walk....

 

Private tour unsettles council

Fifteen Alaska state senate and house representatives and candidates toured the aging Jesse Lee Home and new office in Seward Sept. 4, along with select members of the Anchorage media. It was part of...

 

Seahawk Sports

Volleyball • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, Valdez Tournament. • Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Skyview. • Thursday, Sept. 20 at Houston. Swimming/Diving • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, at Kenai Invite. • Friday, Sept. 21 at SOHI...

 

Citizens practice civic engagement

What a community we live in. Most of us believe that is has been the wettest, coldest summer on record. Yet more than 20 people descended down into the windowless library conference room on Aug. 28, f...

 

Thank you

Thank you The Phoenix Chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many local businesses that donated to support our dinner cruise and auction on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Phoenix Chapter is a...

 

Senate candidate Devon visits tonight

Candidate for the District N state senate seat, Ron Devon will visit with area residents from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Resurrect Art. Devon brings smoked salmon to share and will visit with those gathered and talk about his candidacy. He plans...

 

Open house for sailors planned

AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center will hold an open house for sailors from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at 809 Second Ave. The evening will include a social with light refreshments, a sailing presentation, training facility tour and ship bridge...

 

Health board seeks applicants

The Seward Community Health Center Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the board. Currently, the board meets once a month, the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. People interested in the future of health care...

 

Polar Bear Jump Off signup available

People who want to leap into frigid Resurrection Bay for the Seward Polar Bear Jump Off in January can now register. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is set for Jan. 18-20, with the jump on Jan. 19. In order to jump, participants must...

 

Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area 
meeting planned

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area holds its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the Seaview Plaza Building, Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122. The public is invited to attend. Discussion will include state and...

 

Resource advisory committee meets Saturday

The Kenai Peninsula-Anchorage Borough Resource Advisory Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center, 800 Portage Lake Loop, Portage, AK 99587. The meeting is open to the public. The public input and...

 

Climate change workshop planned by 
National Parks Conservation Association

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...

 

Petro Marine builds state-of-the-industry facility in Sitka

Alaskan-owned and operated Petro Marine Services has completed a new, state-of-the-industry marine fuel facility in Sitka. Designed specifically for the diverse marine community in Sitka, boats will have easy access to over 700 feet of service...

 

ANB and ANS photos wanted 
to build 100th anniversary presentation

With 2012 marking the 100th year of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood’s 100th year, the Alaska Federation of Natives will recognize the century of service to Alaska and the Native communities by a special presentation at...

 

Salmon season winds down

As Alaska’s salmon season winds down, selling the bulk of the harvest gears up for seafood companies that purchased the pack. “This is the season for negotiations, you might say,” said salmon...

 

Out & About — Sept. 13, 2012

Jazz Ambassadors perform Monday The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at Seward High School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are free and available at the hig...

 

Sally “Pat” Anderson Martin

Ten Sleep, Wyo. resident Sally Patricia Anderson Martin, 80, died on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Mont. surrounded by her family, and now rests in the tender arms...

 

Calendar — Sept. 13, 2012

Thursday, Sept. 13 6 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, Sept. 14 10:30 to 1...

 

Chamber honors volunteers

Volunteers enjoy the appreciation party hosted by Seward Chamber of Commerce last Thursday at Chinook’s Waterfront. The volunteers wore their volunteer shirts from previous chamber events and took...

 

School district progress status released

Adequate Yearly Progress results for the 2011-12 school year were higher for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools than the previous year announced KPBSD Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater during a district-wide inservice for teachers and...

 

Picnic weather remains

A couple people enjoy lunch on Saturday on an old log by Safeway....

 

Turn back the pages — Sept. 12, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Assembly Loans Service Area Funds for Pool — Among the three ordinances passed at last week’s assembly meeting was one appropriating $200,000 to the newly created North Peninsula Recreation Service Area so that...

 

Back when...

Viola Swetmann (center) cuts the ribbon opening the new children’s wing of the Seward Community Library on Sept. 22, 1968. The wing, an Alaska Purchase Centennial project, was named Swetmann Hall...

 

Police LOG — Sept. 13, 2012

Aug. 25 11:45 - Caller reported that he got into a confrontation with the owner of the boat in the harbor slip next to his and wished to speak with an officer about it. An officer spoke with the caller and then responded to the harbor, where he and...

 

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