Articles from the October 19, 2017 edition

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Local woman dies in accident near Hope

Presence Bissonette, 37. a Seward Library staff member, was killed in an early-morning accident on the Seward Highway near Hope Junction on Saturday, October 14. According to a report from the Alaska State Troopers, Bissonette died at the scene of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 19, 2017

City plans outages to perform electrical work

Planned repairs at the Lawing Substation over the next few days could leave residents north of the Snow River bridge without electrical service for brief periods. According to Jeff Estes, operations manager with the Seward Electric Department, the...

 

RBHS to kick off winter lecture series on Oct. 26

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society's winter monthly lecture series, "Fourth Thursdays: Our History," will open with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26, in the Community Room of the Seward...

 

Research ship trying to avoid disrupting Alaska Native hunters

Scientists using the research vessel Sikuliaq have a new process to avoid disrupting Alaska Native hunters in coastal communities. The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences operates the ship, which was designed to...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 21 Community book club The Community Book Club meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, at the Seward Community Library and Museum. At the meeting, Eowyn Ivey’s latest book, “To the Bright Edge of the World,” will be discus...

 

Agnes Isabel Harrison

Lifelong Alaska resident Agnes Isabel (née Parent) Harrison passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2017, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. She was 88 years old. She was born on May 30, 1929, to Denis...

 

Mildred Christine Wieber

Anchor Point resident Mildred Christine Wieber, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 13, 2017, at home. A celebration of life will be held next summer in Alaska and Idaho. Mildred Wieber...

 

Pastor's Corner

Do you think you have to experience something in order to help someone else who is going thorough it? Say, for example, a divorce. If you’ve never gone through one, can you really help someone who is? There’s an idea out there that only someone...

 

I can live with being second ugliest

I’ve always thought the male ego is a funny thing. Personally, I have a very small ego … mostly because my wife, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad, refuses at almost every turn to let me build myself up. I’m not kidding, SWMNBMM isn’t one of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 19, 2017

Lady 'Hawks sweep past Homer on Senior Night

The Seward Lady Seahawks made sure Maille Moriarty, Jessi Hood and Randi Toalson had a special experience to remember on their final appearance on their home court on Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of a large Senior Night crowd, the Lady...

 

King of the Mountain set for Oct. 27-28

Wrestling enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the state’s top grapplers next weekend when the 2017 King of The Mountain Duals get under way here in Seward. In all, 11 teams from throughout the state will be participating in the two-day...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 19, 2017

Spanos swims to bronze at Palmer Invite

Seward’s Connor Spanos turned in a stellar performance this past weekend at the 2017 Palmer Swim & Dive Invitational on Saturday. The Seahawks’ standout rolled up all five of the team’s points and helped Seward finish ninth in one of the...

 

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. Oct. 9 1340 - D81 issued a burn permit to Vigor until 10/11. 1437 - RP reported...

 

Del Lavon Thomas

Del Lavon Thomas passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning, Oct. 8, 2017, at Kachemak Way Assisted Living in Homer. He wished to be cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the Kenai River, where his family spread his mother’s ashes. Del was...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Alaska    October 19, 2017

Pierce, Hutchins to face off in test run-off on Oct. 24

An often testy campaign between the two remaining candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s mayoral position will come to an end on Tuesday, October 24. Voters will head to the polls that day to participate in a run-off election to determine...

 

Skating into fall ...

A young boy skates alongside his mother as they make their way toward the Alaska SeaLife Center on Tuesday afternoon. The brilliant golds and oranges of fall are evident in Seward....

 

Lone boat ...

A boat makes its way toward the harbor on Tuesday afternoon. With fall in the air, the lone ship was in stark contrast to only a few weeks ago when Resurrection Bay was dotted with...

 

Snow's coming ...

Snow is beginning to make its way farther down the mountains near Moose Pass. According to the National Weather Service, the area could receive its first snowfall this week....

 

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