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Articles from the September 19, 2013 edition

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Mayor's Race

Two lifetime Seward residents and local business owners are running for the city office of mayor at the election to be held Oct. 1. The candidates along with four people running for three regular...

 

Coal smoke confronts council

The second of two stinks recently raised in the Seward area was a subject of public comment at the Sept. 9 City of Seward council meeting. The scent in question was that of burning coal, a practice...

 

Driver strikes team bus

A driver swerved across the Seward Highway near Stoney Creek Saturday evening and struck a school bus returning from a high school football game in Homer. Twenty-six students from Seward High School...

 

World traveler suggests that Seward explore geotourism

As the busy tourism season wound down local leaders took time for introspection. The Seward area could become a location for a new trend and concept in travel, “geotourism,” if there is a concerte...

 

Indian Summer

With the moon high over the mountains after sunset, a mountain trail bicycler dips her tire into Kenai Lake after traversing the Grayling Lake to Primrose Campground route late afternoon...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Sept. 18, 1986 Seward Phoenix LOG. OUR EDUCATION NEEDS... A local group of concerned citizens has organized to make the entire borough aware of the need for a new elementary school in Seward. While...

 

Turning the tide on childhood obesity

As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future. So, I’m very...

 

Women benefit with ACA

Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins in about two weeks. While the ACA provides protections and health care coverage for all Alaskans, Alaskan women particularly benefit from its requirement that insurance...

 

Vulnerable Adult Awareness

There are good reasons for Gov. Parnell to proclaim September 2013 “Vulnerable Adult Awareness” month. Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation. Reports of harm to Adult Protective Services have risen 183 percent in the...

 

Thank you

Thank you for the cards, prayers, words of encouragement, food and for stopping by during the open house to remember George and family. I only wish I could thank each and everyone in person. Your kindness and graciousness really meant a lot to us....

 

Sewage open house sparked by concerns

On short notice, Lowell Point and Seward residents attended an open house at the City of Seward’s Lowell Point sewage treatment facility Saturday. The sewage lagoon stunk all summer and continues...

 

Permit prices in flux after summer season

Alaska’s record salmon season has permit brokers hopping as buyers seek to break into or expand their fishing opportunities in many fisheries. Notably, brokers say there is “a lot of great buzz”...

 

Obihiro mural is underway

The time has come. After four years of planning, Seward’s gift of a mural to its sister city, Obihiro is finally happening. I am writing from Seward, with daily e-mails and Skyping with the other...

 

Seahawks host cross-country invite

With an overcast sky threatening rain, cross-country teams from 19 schools around the state gathered for the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational meet at Seward High School’s track. Middle and high...

 

Open for business - Sept. 19, 2013

One way to encourage a focus on repeat business by local customers is by encouraging the use of gifts cards. Finding ways to get gift cards and coupons into the pockets of travellers promotes Seward...

 

Out & About - Sept. 19, 2013

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Library association meets The Seward Library Association membership meeting is at 7 p.m. today in the Seward Community Library Museum Community Room. There will be door prizes, raffles,...

 

Calendar - Sept. 19, 2013

To add or change a non profit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, Sept. 19 2 to 5 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30...

 

Captain's Mast - Sept. 19, 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. Sept. 4 21:44 - Earthquake: Magnitude 5.4, 55 miles southwest of Atka, depth 34...

 

Back When...

Andy Simons Mountain at Mile 20 on the Seward Highway was named in honor of the famous Alaska big game guide Andy Simons Simons was born in Finland in 1882, came to America in 1900 and arrived in...

 

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