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 By LOG Staff    Local    September 15, 2011

Council starts budget work

If you are interested in local government then you should be paying close attention to what is happening in city council chambers. The no-frills proposed 2012/2013 budget introduced Monday night is a tell-all of local priorities and needs and makes...

 

Popular mural has appointment for facelift

The mural that is mounted on the north side of the Senior Citizen building is showing its age. The colors have faded. The mural was taken down in 4 years ago in an attempt to refurbish it. A core of d...

 

Borough school enrollment drops below prejection

Our meeting began with Mayor Carey making two proclamations: September as “National Preparedness Month” and the week of Sept. 11-17 as “Jump Start Physical Activity Week.” We heard presentatio...

 

SSLC granted zoo accreditation

Tuesday, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued accreditation to the Seward SeaLife Center. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums undergo a thorough review that includes a detailed...

 

Seward always steps up challenges

Since the establishment of this newspaper in October 1966, we have asserted our editorial prerogative by supporting efforts to diversify the local economic base. For almost 50 years we have not been shy in our simple belief that responsible economic...

 

Brave New World for the future: Are you ready?

Alaskans may find themselves growing their houses in the future. Yep, with advances in nanotechnology—that is the science of super-small devices (“nano” refers to 10 to the -9th meter, cell...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Here are two good ideas for improving life in our borough: 1. A SALES TAX HOLIDAY. Many states who have sales tax legislate certain days when merchants do no charge sales tax. In Oklahoma, businesses say that they make as much in their...

 

House makes move to higher ground in Camelot

The story: Rolf and Carol Bardarson lost their house to the flood of 1986. With no flood insurance, the community joined forces to salvage what they could from the river. The old house roof became a...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    September 15, 2011

Council changes financial consulting firms

After a weekend of a little rain, a little wind and a little sun, the Seward City Council settled into the fall season with housekeeping chores at its regular bimonthly meeting Monday night. With no dissenting votes the council passed Resolution...

 

Turn Back the Pages—Sept. 12, 1974

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 new created North Peninsula Recreation Service Area so that construction of a heated, indoor...

 

Payroll conference slated

Northern Lights Chapter of the American Payroll Association (APA) will hold their annual Payroll Conference on Oct. 28 at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel & Spa in Anchorage. Payroll professionals count on Alaska’sAPA to present the most comprehensive...

 

BBB introduces Scam Source

Better Business Bureau has introduced its newest way to avoid fraud: Scam Source. BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington helps consumers and businesses proactively stay away from swindlers. See: Review schemes from multiple online...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    September 15, 2011

Candidate Questions

How can the Kenai Peninsula Borough make the borough a better place to live? Debbie Brown The borough mayor in 2011 can best make our communities better by getting the economy moving. The Kenai Peninsula has been my home since the early 1970s. In...

 

Police Log—Sept. 15, 2011

Aug. 14 03:39 - Guardian Security reported that a burglary alarm was activated in the 400 block of Fifth Avenue. Officer responded and advised that all doors and windows were secure and that there was no audible or visible alarm sounding. 04:13 -...

 

Emergency preparedness tips for Alaskans

Alaska while an area of natural beauty, magnificent landscapes and isolation, lives can be impacted by floods, earthquakes, wildfires, severe storms, tidal waves and volcanic eruptions. To prepare for for these emergencies everyone put together some...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    September 15, 2011

Dutton named vice president of Rasmuson Foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation has selected Ian Dutton as vice president. Dutton is an established nonprofit leader, educator and researcher who, for the past three years, served as CEO of the Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska’s largest nonprofit marine resea...

 

Outreach aims to help anglers conserve fockfish

New materials published by the Division of Sport Fish aim to help saltwater anglers and charter operators conserve Alaska’s rich rockfish stocks by increasing the survival of fish caught incidentally and released. The department has dedicated a...

 

Back When...

The U.S. Marshal’s building in Seward, sometime between 1900 and 1930. Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG for publication. editor@thesewardphoenixlog.com....

 

Introducing the candidates

Council Willard E. Dunham Residence: Seward Occupation: Retired Spouse: Beverly Residency in Alaska: 68 Years Education: High School Graduate, Military U.S. Army, Some College Political &...

 

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