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Articles from the September 22, 2011 edition

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Storm ushers in fall with wind, rain

A fall storm slammed Seward Monday with almost an inch of rain and wind gusts that knocked down trees and turned out the lights in the area. The trouble started over the weekend as a the air pressure...

 

Stock assessment nets federal funds

Fisheries are on the receiving end of federal dollars, instead of the other way around. As Congressional lawmakers slash budgets in D.C., money for all-important fishery stock assessments was...

 

PFD checks for $1,174 coming to Alaskans

Gov. Sean Parnell announced Tuesday that 647,549 eligible Alaskans will receive a 2011 Permanent Fund Dividend in the amount of $1,174. According to the Department of Revenue, 676,000 Alaskans applied for the 2011 Dividend. This represents a 1...

 

PFD checks come with light and dark sides

This is the time of the year when business picks up as more than a billion dollars floats through the Alaska economy. Everyone in the state - as long they can prove they live here and have a heartbeat - is entitled to share in the state’s oil...

 

Introducing the Big Dog: is it a leader or a follower?

Introducing the Big Dog: is it a leader or a follower? Tuesday’s announcement that the State of Alaska will distribute $1,174 in individual dividends to every man, woman and child in Alaska is a...

 

Gravel in steambeds is clogging up the works

Hello again, my fellow citizens. In this article we’ll cover the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area (SBCFSA), gravel quantities, extraction and transportation of mitigated gravel and a bit of background. Our SBCFSA was created in 2001 from our...

 

A needless death avoided

The LOG was first published in October 1966. It was the bleakest of times for Seward. Reconstruction of the Alaska Railroad Dock was completed, the rails themselves had been replaced, and as much quake and tsunami restoration as was going to be done...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    September 22, 2011

SMAF offers weekend of music and arts

The Seward Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for Sept. 23-25. Live music and dance performances, with local-Alaskan artisan craft and food vendors are featured. The Seward Arts Council promotes a family-oriented festival with children’s...

 

Over-the-Snow transportation to Exit Glacier meeting planned

Kenai Fjords National Park and the U.S. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to discuss potential over-the-snow transportation service to Exit Glacier. The meeting will include an overview of a current service feasibility study and...

 

Obituaries—William Arthur Swick, Oct. 23, 1922-Sept. 15, 2011

William (Bill) A. Swick, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 15, 2011 in Florida. Bill was born on Oct. 23, 1922 in Tarentum, Pa. He came to Seward in 1957 to teach music and brought his...

 

Turn Back the Pages—Sept. 19, 1974

This Week In City Hall The city council and the Harbor Advisory Commission will meet in a joint session during a period of the council’s regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. A general discussion is set for the...

 

Candidate Questions

Should the Kenai Peninsula support economic development? If so, why and how much? Fred Struman Promotion of Economic Development is everybody’s job, not just those hired by the Kenai Peninsula Borough. One of the Mayor’s jobs is to “sell”...

 

Police Log — Sept. 22, 2011

Aug. 25 22:03 - Citation for speed issued to Gary Montin at Sea Lion and Seward Highway. 23:39 - Individual reported that from her residence at Bear Drive she could see someone with a flashlight inside Ace Hardware’s lawn and garden section....

 

Around Town—Sept. 22, 2011

Chamber hosts candidates night Seward Chamber of Commerce will host Candidates Night beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Seward City Council Chambers at Seward City Hall. City mayoral and council candidates, and Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral...

 

Back When...

An eagle’s view of Seward and Resurrection Bay, circa 1913, taken by C.J. Alexander. Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG for publication, editor@thesewardphoenixlog.com...

 

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