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 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Local voters OK road bonds

The Seward and Lowell Point voters had three distinct messages to deliver when they went to the polls on Tuesday. They’re OK with paying for local roads and allowing the Kenai Peninsula Borough to increase the sales tax cap, but in no uncertain ter...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Three local firefighters honored at annual fire conference in Fairbanks

Over the years, the Seward Volunteer Fire Department has racked up plenty of awards and respect from its fellow emergency responders. So winning awards is nothing new. However, even the SVFD members...

 

ARRC to hold meeting on terminal expansion on Oct. 11

The Alaska Railroad Corporation’s plans for expanding its Seward terminal will take center stage on Oct. 11 when ARCC officials hold a meeting to discuss the ongoing project. During the meeting, ARRC officials will provide updates and share...

 

Alaska fire season numbers are well below normal levels

Despite an early start to Alaska’s 2016 wildfire season, the number of acres burned this summer ended up well below normal levels. A total of 558 wildfires burned 500,095 acres in Alaska this summer, making it the 36th largest fire season on...

 

Roger Fuson to share his stories on Oct. 8 at SCL&M

The public is invited to attend a family story time with professional storyteller Roger Fuson on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Museum. Fuson is a member of The Storytellers’ Guild of...

 

Applications being accepted for Chugach Electric board

Chugach Electric Association’s Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of director Bruce Dougherty. Dougherty, whose resignation is effective Dec. 14, 2016, said he will be leaving Alaska. As a result, Chugach will have a vacancy on its...

 

Patricia Ann Johnson

Seward resident Patricia Ann Johnson, 62, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at home after battling lung cancer. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Peninsula Memorial...

 

Smaller dividends are painful but prudent

Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 6, 2016

'Hawks capture league crown

The Seward High School Seahawks etched their names deep into the school’s football history this past weekend. Real, real deep. The Seahawks claimed the program’s first-ever Peninsula Conference championship on Saturday afternoon by grinding out...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 6, 2016

Making a State-ment

ANCHORAGE - Hunter Kratz went into the 2016 Class 1-2-3A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday morning at Bartlett High School in Anchorage as one of the most heralded runners in the state. And for...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 6, 2016

Lady Seahawks finish 3rd in final 1-2-3A standings

ANCHORAGE - Ruby Lindquist and the Seward High School Lady Seahawks’ cross country team served notice on Saturday at the Class 1-2-3A State Cross Country Championships that the future may well have a serious green tint to it. The SHS girls, backed...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 6, 2016

Seward spikers split Southcentral bouts with ACS, Grace Christian

The Seward High School Lady Seahawks continued to make their way through the 2016 season this past week with a strong showing against the Anchorage Christian Lady Lions and Grace Christian girls in Southcentral Conference volleyball action. Seward,...

 

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. 21 1207 - PSMC requested an Officer to speak with a patient that has a fire...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    October 6, 2016

State asks for disaster declaration for poor pink returns

Gov. Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades. In a Sept. 19 letter to...

 

Ryhlie Joy Fountain

Ryhlie Joy Fountain was born on Oct. 3, 2016 to Justin Tanner and Kayme Brooke (Wells) Fountain, of rural Colorado City, Texas, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. The baby was...

 

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