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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Chugiak man killed during traffic stop

A Seward Police Department officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop over the weekend, Police Chief Tom Clemons said in a statement released to the media on Monday morning. According to the release, at approximately 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, Oct....

 

Annual energy forum slated for Oct. 13-14

The City of Seward and the Seward Sustainable Energy Group will host the fourth annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on Oct. 13-14 at the AVTEC Student Service Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...

 

Impressive finish ...

Seward senior Emma Moore collapses into the arms of teammate Dania Schulze after running to a fifth-place finish at the state cross-country meet in Anchorage. Moore helped lead Seward to third in the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Voters give Squires a landslide victory in race for mayor's role

Amazingly, after months of talks and planning, the only thing the Seward voters accomplished during Tuesday’s regular election was selecting a new mayor. Former Seward fire chief and city councilman David Squires earned a landslide victory in the...

 

Report: SCC inmates held naked in cells in 2013 case

The Alaska state ombudsman ruled Spring Creek Correctional Center officers improperly held 12 inmates in cold cells without proper clothing and paraded them in front of a female staff member while on “dog leashes” in a 2013 incident. The case...

 

'Friends of the Seward Library' to host chili cook-off on Oct. 7

Friends of the Seward Library will be staging a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two best chilies entered. The event is open to anyone but is being limited to 10 entries. Individuals can...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 5 Library/museum to be closed Training/work days will reoccur on the first Thursday of each month, through next May to provide all staff with much needed time to train as a group, as well as independently, and to further develop work skills, pro...

 

Last hurrah ...

Glacier Bear deckhand Cole Massey displays the rewards from a 3-day fishing trip during the final days of summer. Among the fish the J-Dock boat managed to pull from the Resurrection Bay waters was a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Bear put down after trying to enter Seward residence

Officers with the Seward Police Department took lethal action against a black bear that attempted to gain entrance into a residence last week. According to SPD records, officers were summoned to a local residence when a woman notified them that a...

 

Parks & Rec set to begin adult basketball, volleyball campaigns

The Seward Parks and Recreation Department will be kicking off its 2017 adult basketball and co-ed volleyball seasons in the next few days. SPRD is now accepting players and teams for both leagues. The Adult Basketball League will tip off play on...

 

Fredrick Hans Elvsaas

Fredrick Hans Elvsaas, a respected Seldovia Elder and Tribal Leader, passed away on Sept. 25, 2017, at his home in Seldovia. A celebration of his life and community potluck will be held on Saturday,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Some frames shouldn't be touched

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that absolutely drives my significant other crazy. I like collecting newspapers from far off and odd places. I don’t really want to do anything with them ... just collect them and throw them around the...

 

Closing the gap will take a combined effort

On Oct. 5, I will be holding town hall meetings in Ninilchik (Senior Center, 12-2 p.m.) and Homer (Islands & Ocean, 7-9 p.m.) to meet with you, and to gather constituent input on the state...

 

Stranded Cook Inlet Beluga calf taken to Alaska SeaLife Center for Rehabilitation

The Alaska SeaLife Center received a stranded male beluga whale calf from Cook Inlet on Saturday, Sept. 30. The solitary animal, estimated at two to four weeks old, was found stranded near Trading...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Baby 'Hawks lead Seward to 5th at state

\ANCHORAGE – Make no mistake about it, Neil Lindquist and the Seward High School Seahawks have notified the cross-country world that 2018 will have everyone seeing plenty of green and gold. Backed...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Oh so close!

ANCHORAGE – For the first 4.9 kilometers of Saturday's Alaska State Cross-Country Championships, Seward High School senior Ruby Lindquist pushed herself unmercifully and turned in the race of her...

 

SHS wrestlers begin their preseason drills

With the arrival of October, Seward’s attention is shifting to wrestling. Area athletes kicked off their preseason workouts on Sept. 27. Athletes will need to get enough required preseason practices prior to beginning the season next weekend....

 

Mullaly, Spanos help SHS swimmers shine at home

Kylie Mullaly swam her way to a second-place finish in the grueling 500-yard freestyle race and then teamed with Elena Hamner, Lucy Hankins and Meghan Mullaly to help the Seward Lady Seahawks turn in a strong outing at the Seward Invitational....

 

SHS spikers to host 'Dig Pink,' Senior nights on Oct. 13-14

The Seward High School volleyball team will be staging a pair of important outings next week during their home games against Nikiski and Homer. On October 13, the SHS girls will be playing a "Dig...

 

Pride of the 'Hawks ...

Seward's Brandon Lynch (24) and Sage Ferguson were among four seniors honored recently during Senior Day activities at the Seahawks' final home game. Ferguson's grandfather, Mac Turley, and his...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Bulldogs end Seahawks' season with 58-14 decision

The Nikiski Bulldogs intercepted six passes and forced a fumble on Saturday and rolled to a tough 58-14 victory over the Seward Bulldogs in front of a large crowd at Nikiski High School. With the win, Nikiski improved to 4-4 for the season and, more...

 

Captain's Mast

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. 19 1647 - RP reported people speeding around the Elementary School on 4 whe...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    October 5, 2017

Volunteers complete work on updated aviation mural

The City of Seward moved one step closer to having one of its prized murals being returned to action when volunteers joined with the Seward Mural Society recently to apply the final brush strokes to...

 

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