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Articles from the November 15, 2012 edition

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Juveniles gawk at one another

Mammalian ground dwelling juveniles take a gander at the new avian kid on the block. Taking a break from supper at a nearby gravel bar, the Salmon Creek based youthful raptor gives them the eagle...

 

Special session priorities aim high

Seward City Council held a special council meeting Nov. 8, to pass three lists of legislative priorities for 2013. The three separate, often overlapping lists of city, state, and federal priorities...

 

Charter, commercial fishery divisions resolved

Captain Andy Mezirow made a guest appearance at one of three City Council 2013 budget adjustment work sessions last week to share some of his considerable fisheries knowledge and insight. Mezirow is...

 

Congratulations... WE WON!

There are always winners and losers in political contests and the 2012 elections are no different as some won and some didn’t. The blame game is in full swing and talking heads and political pundits are offering readers and listeners a wide range o...

 
 By Matt Gray    Opinion    November 15, 2012

RBCA thanks fundraiser participants

On Saturday, Nov. 3, RBCA held our sixth annual Beer and Wine Tasting Event. Hundreds of attendees came out to sample over 40 different beers, wines and meads. RBCA extends a huge thanks to all of the generous businesses and individuals who donated...

 

Local processor season interrupted by flood

One of the heretofore unheralded stories of Seward’s recent fall flooding is the loss to Resurrection Bay Seafoods (RBS) of their fresh water supply. A 6-inch line carrying the supply across the...

 

Seward Community Library Museum almost done

Construction of the Seward Community Library Museum is nearing completion, and plans are underway for a community grand opening celebration on Jan. 12. Regular library services will begin in the new building on Jan. 14. Seward Community Library will...

 

Fong named PSMC administrator

Joseph Fong has been named administrator of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center as of Dec. 2. He has been heading up the facility on an interim basis since July 17 while Providence was recruiting...

 

Holiday Market opens Nov. 23

The Grazing Moose’s Summer Market is re-badged as the Holiday Market for the fifth season in a row with an opening date of Friday, Nov. 23. Debora Lechner will be stocking the market with fresh baked bread Tuesday and Friday. For those sensitive...

 

Chamber taking community award nominations

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the Seward Community Awards. All nominations are due by Dec. 16. Award categories include Person of the Year, Business Person of the Year as well as Business Site Improvement for chamber...

 

Alaska Communications offers 4G cell service

Alaska Communications has introduced 4G LTE wireless service to customers throughout Alaska, bringing customers the fastest statewide wireless data speeds. Alaska Communications’ 4G LTE network will provide speeds up to 10 times faster than...

 

Seward’s Animal Shelter seeks upgrade

It’s not much to look at, but Shelli McDowell, animal control officer and shelter manager, makes the dilapidated structure and makeshift accommodations go a long way. Like her predecessor, Jennifer...

 

Master Gardener class coming to Seward

On the day I first arrived in Alaska 30 years ago, the road from Fairbanks International Airport rolled past open fields gently inclining to the main campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The foreground view was Norman Rockwell-esque...

 

The Deadly Gentlemen rock the house

It was a night not like most any other as the crowd took their seats at the K.M. Rae Building a Nov. 7. It wasn’t even dark and stormy as I stood there with grass-stains on my jeans, corn cob pipe...

 

Veterans honored

Seward Elementary School hosted its annual Veterans Day Program on Friday. Students from all the Seward public schools performed patriotic tunes for the packed house....

 

Out & About — Nov. 15, 2012

Moose Pass bazaar is today Moose Pass School is hosting an arts and crafts bazaar with at least 20 vendor booths of local artisans from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Moose Pass School Gym. There will also be a silent auction, bake sale, chili feed, face...

 

Center hears about Iditarod

Iditarod veteran racer Dan Seavey and local historian Lee Poleske led a program on the historic Iditarod Trail and the Iditarod Sled Dog race on Nov. 7 at Seward Senior Center. Poleske presented a...

 

Calendar — Nov. 15, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 15 6 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting,...

 

Back When...

The Soviet airplane, Land of the Soviets, made the first west to east flight from Moscow to New York an on the way landed at Seward on Sept. 27, 1929. It was greeted by a large crowd and Seward Mayor...

 

Turn back the pages — Nov. 19, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Quake and threatened tsunami shakes Seward out of bed Monday night — The City of Seward and other Southeast coastal communities were awakened suddenly late Monday night by an earthquake rated “severe” by the Tsunami War...

 

Captain's Mast — Nov. 15, 2012

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Nov. 6 00:18 - Officer stopped a vehicle in Bayside Apartments southern parking lot for expired out-of-state registration. Officer had contacted the driver before for the same...

 

SPD holding citizen police course

Seward Police Department will host a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2013. The classes will be held one evening per week for approximately 10 weeks. This will be a highly informative and interesting learning experience. The Citizen...

 

Viewing stations go up at Scheffler Creek

Mike from Mike’s Welding of Sterling examines one of the new two new viewing decks along Scheffler Creek downstream from the Lagoon. The viewing decks are intended to reduce bank erosion and other...

 

Seniors kick off holiday shopping season

Seward Senior Center starts this year’s holiday shopping with their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. On sale were all types of Christmas goods, plus a variety of art and craft...

 

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