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 By LOG Staff    Features    October 6, 2011

Turn Back the Pages—Oct. 5, 1972

“This week in city hall” by Jim Filip, City Manager – Operation of the second television translator came one step closer to completion when Bruce Tornberg was authorized to install the equipment later this week. The work can be undertaken only...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    October 6, 2011

Bear visits disturb downtown

A family of black bears, a sow and two cubs, is getting into people’s trash in Seward’s downtown alleys, behind businesses, and generally roaming around town in search of food. This group’s...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    October 6, 2011

Absentee vote may decide mayor's race

With about 125 absentee votes to be counted on Thursday, Mayor Willard Dunham leads challenger David C. Seaward, a North Slope security officer, by 16 votes, 248 to 232. Dunham running for a second 2-year term attributed the closeness of the race to...

 
 By The LOG staff    Local    October 6, 2011

Navarre needs 1/53 percent to avoid a runoff

Former Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor Mike Navarre easily carried Seward voters with a huge 275 over the next highest vote-getter Debbie Brown who has 62 votes. However, to avoid a runoff, Navarre needs to pick up 1.53% more than the 38.47% he has....

 

Seahawk cross country team takes third at state

The Seward High cross country teams placed high in Saturday’s state Class 1-2-3A championship meet with the boys taking third with a team score of 82 and the girls also taking third with 99. In the...

 
 By LOG Staff    Opinion    October 6, 2011

"Phoenix LOG' celebrates 45 years

For almost half a century The Seward Phoenix LOG has been delivering local news to the residents of Seward, Bear Creek, Moose Pass, Cooper Landing and Hope. We have covered basketball games, wrestling matches, Mount Marathon races, births, deaths,...

 

In praise of women, leaders of the new world

“The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.” ­­—Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    October 6, 2011

Shuttle to Exit Glacier gets mixed reviews

The Kenai Fjords National Park and U.S. Department of Transportation officials are working together to explore how they could run over-the-snow transportation service to Exit Glacier in Seward during...

 
 By Bev Dunham    Opinion    October 6, 2011

Remembering the early years of 'The LOG'

Today the Seward Phoenix LOG is 45 years old, and has lasted longer than any other newspaper in Seward. That is a record worthy of note. A couple of weeks ago I wrote in the LOG about its rocky start with the printing done in the Dunham basement in...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    October 6, 2011

Competition for halibut drives prices high

Prices for Alaska halibut are so high they are in the nose bleed area, but buyers continue to compete for all they can get. Halibut prices are usually broken into three weight categories: 10-20...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Local    October 6, 2011

Feisty Fireweed

Fireweed found an unlikely place to line on the wall of a building on 4th Avenue in downtown Seward....

 
 By The LOG staff    Local    October 6, 2011

Book discussion begins

The Seward Community Library Museum is presenting the third annual Book Discussion Series with Doug Capra. This year’s theme is “Homesteading in Alaska: The Romance and the Reality.” The books t...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    October 6, 2011

Around Town–Oct. 6, 2011

Healthy lifestyles celebration is Oct. 8 Qutekcak Native Tribe’s Community Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles is Oct. 8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Dale Lindsey Cruise Ship Terminal. Everyone is welcome. The event features activities for the...

 

Police Log—Oct. 6, 2011

Sept. 15 00:27 - Verbal warning issued for inoperable taillights. 00:42 - Officer responded to Wolf Trail Lane at the request of AST. 01:19 - Juvenile arrested for DUI by AST and taken to Seward Community Jail for processing. 08:13 - Verbal warning...

 

Back When...

Robert Evans shot this photo on July 30, 1906. The house in the foreground was built by Frank Ballaine, the brother of Seward’s founder John Ballaine. (Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    October 6, 2011

October 2011 is National Co-op Month

Beginning in 1930, National Co-op Month’s main purpose is to create awareness of cooperatives in the United States. In recognition of National Co-op Month here in Alaska there was a special interview by Tony Nakazawa, UAF Cooperative Extension...

 

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