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Pilot: USFS allocation of permits gives Girdwood unfair advantage

The U.S. Forest Service could be on the verge of offering the lower Kenai Peninsula a piece of the lucrative heli-skiing industry – albeit a very small piece – in the near future. That message,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

Boosters raise 20K for athletics program

Maya Moriarty and the Seward Athletic Booster Club may never climb on the bus for a long ride with the Seward High School athletes, but make no mistake about it, the buses wouldn't be moving without...

 

'Grateful Skate'set to aid Food Bank

The Seward Parks and Recreation Department’s annual “Grateful Skate” program will be aiding the Seward Food Bank this year. Individuals bringing a non-perishable item to the November 22 event will be admitted free of charge. Grateful Skate...

 

History revisited

Dr. Fred Woods, a professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, presented a slide show and brief history of the start of the Mormon religion in Seward while visiting with members of the Resurrection...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

City OKs contract with new city clerk

The Seward City Council put the finishing touches on a hire that had been weeks in the making on Friday, Oct. 26. Following a special meeting, Seward Mayor David Squires announced the council had reached an agreement with Brenda Ballou to serve as...

 

Community Calendar

Nov. 1-30 Archery League begins The fall session of the Seward Archery League is now under way. The league will run from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 at the Alaska Railroad Terminal. Residents are encouraged to grab their bow and arrows and attend target...

 

How can we not smile with the man dancing before the Lord?

I had the opportunity to see a post on Facebook the other day which just tickled me no end. In the midst of a worship service, a well-dressed man was dancing in the aisles. With many a smooth move, he was expressing his joy in the house of the Lord....

 

Darren Scott Husz

Darren Scott Husz, 33, died October 11, 2017, in the Homer/Fritz Creek area of Alaska. He was born in Ft. Myers, Florida, on Oct. 14, 1983, son of Van (Devant) and Linda (Whitmore) Husz. Darren is survived by his father and mother, Van and Linda...

 

Larry Ray Trefren

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident Larry Ray Trefren, 79, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at his home. Memorial services were held on Sunday, October 29, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars...

 

One fish, two fish and that's an ugly fish

Having been raised for much of their lives in the South, my two sons thought they knew a thing or two about being outdoors. As kids, they spent their share of time fishing for crappie and pulling catfish out of the rivers and streams while camping....

 

Free first-aid class for pets to be held at fire station on Nov. 4

The Seward Fire Department will be hosting a first-aid training class for pets and trapping awareness on Saturday. The class is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the Seward fire station. According to SOS Pets, the class is designed for residents...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Freiberg named to all-state squad

Seward High School standout Beau Freiberg capped the Seahawks’ football season with a positive note last week by being selected to the Division III all-state football squad. The SHS junior was among more than 30 players from across the state...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

'Hawks grab 3rd at King of the Mountain

Colt Ogle and Gabriel Woods both turColt Ogle and Gabriel Woods both turned in outstanding performances over the weekend and helped carry the Seward Seahawks to a third-place finish in the Pool B...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Spanos punches ticket to state meet

Connor Spanos made sure his 2017 swimming season was extended an additional week by splashing his way on Saturday to a state-qualifying performance at the 2017 Region III Swimming and Diving Championships in Palmer. The Seward standout punched his...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Southcentral tourney to tip off this Friday

The most important part of the 2017 season will begin for the Seward Lady Seahawks and the rest of the Southcentral Conference volleyball teams this Friday when the 2017 - the part that determines...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Lady 'Hawks upend Grace, take No. 2 seed at SCC tourney

Seward Lady Seahawks knew heading into their regular-season finale last Friday that they needed to beat the Grace Christian Lady Grizzlies if they had any hopes of earning the No. 2 seed at the upcoming Southcentral Conference Tournament. So they...

 

SBCFSA to hold meeting on Nov. 6

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular meeting Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Meeting packets can be viewed on the website at http://www.kpb.us/components/com_papyruslist/document.php?d=2077602....

 

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. 24 0339 - Harbor 360 Hotel reported that a woman had come in from outside sa...

 

Pierce's lead in borough mayor's race dwindles to a mere 51 votes

The race for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s mayor’s position went down to the wire. According to the borough’s elections office, Charlie Pierce’s lead over Linda Hutchings in the October 24 run-off had dwindled to just 51 votes following the...

 

Seniors honored ...

Seward High School honored three senior members of its wrestling program, along with their parents, during a Senior Night ceremony at the King of the Mountain Tournament in the high school gymnasium....

 

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