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Library checks out

After 50 years of service, the Seward Community Library building at Fifth and Adams closed its doors to the public for the last time Dec. 8. Residents braved sheets of blowing snow to get a month’s...

 

Mushers take on the challenge

Travis Beals, 21, a life-long Seward resident, dog musher and owner of Turning Heads Kennel, along with his partner Sarah Stokey, of Cape Cod, are caring for, and training their 40 sled dogs at the...

 

Let the shoveling begin...

The staff at the Best Western Edgewater Hotel isn’t missing a beat while putting some back into it clearing their sidewalks. Moving right from zero to snow overnight, it feels like the weather...

 

Final council meeting covers ground, concludes unanimously

Matt Hershock, owner of the Sea Bean Cafe, took his three minutes to offer thanks and a suggestion at Monday’s Seward City Council meeting. Seward Police Department policy doesn’t allow officers...

 

Rocking the Boat

Reviving a tradition... Last year the Phoenix LOG revived its Citizen of the Year award as a way to recognize a local person or group for their contributions to the local area in making our community a healthier, better and a more enjoyable place to...

 

Banquet Bash gives YoungLife Seward a boost

Nov. 3 was a blessed night for YoungLife (YL) Seward and the 150 plus folks who attended Seward’s first annual YL banquet. It was well organized, lively, gifted with good food, quality speakers and fun door prizes. The biggest blessing however was...

 

Thank you

Dear Seward “Family,” Our son, Finn Michael Federer, was born on Sept. 26. When he was four-and-a-half weeks old, we learned that he had a heart condition called aortopulmonary window. Aortopulmonary window is a rare heart defect (about 1 in...

 

Seavey signs new book

2012 Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion Dallas Seavey, of the mushing Seavey clan, explains the concept and layout of his new book at a Dec. 8 signing event at Cover to Cover Bookstore. The book,...

 
 By Log Staff    Local    December 13, 2012

Federal individual assistance denied

The State of Alaska’s request for activation of federal Individual Assistance (IA) has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On Nov. 28 FEMA requested the state provide supplemental information to support authorizing...

 

Fishing community data released

Ask an Alaskan what community is home to the most commercial fishermen and they will respond Kodiak or Dutch Harbor, or maybe Petersburg or Bristol Bay. Wrong! Anchorage ranks number one for total...

 

Out & About — Dec. 13, 2012

Holiday concert set for Dec. 13 The 2012 Holiday Music Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Seward High School auditorium. On stage for the evening’s entertainment will be the Seward Elementary Band, Seward High School Choir and Se...

 

Just a few angels remain

Not too many angels can be found on the tree in Seward City Hall as they have been snapped up by charitable townsfolk of good will and cheerful disposition. The 2012 Angel Tree program is moving into...

 

Open for Business, Part 1

The Seward Chamber of Commerce has jumped on board with the national 3/50 project that aims to “save the brick and mortars our nation is built on” and local business is taking up the mission. The...

 

Open for Business, Part 2

The Seward Chamber of Commerce has jumped on board with the national 3/50 project that aims to “save the brick and mortars our nation is built on” and local business is taking up the mission. The...

 

Alex Rule

A memorial service for Alex Rule will be held at 4 p.m. today at Wesley Commons, Seward Mountain Haven. Long time Seward resident Rule was 86 years old and died last week....

 

Mary AnnaBelle Davis

Long time Hope resident Mary AnnaBelle Davis, 56, passed away Dec. 5, 2012. AnnaBelle was born Oct. 30, 1956. She was the daughter of Geri Meeks and James Spiers. She moved to Hope with her husband and children in 1988. Her interests included...

 

Mike Wiley

Clam Gulch resident, Michael Gilbert Wiley, 71, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his home in Clam Gulch. A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture...

 

Steven Edward Clausen

Lifelong Alaskan, Steven Edward Clausen, 61, died at home peacefully of liver cancer on the night of Dec. 4, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Services were held Dec. 8 in Seward. Steve was born in Petersburg on Sept. 9, 1951 to Phillip and...

 

Calendar — Dec. 13, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 13 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, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, Dec. 14 7 to 9...

 

Back when...

Seward, November 1903, three months after Seward’s founding on Aug. 28, 1903. The photographer was looking down what is now Fourth from about Adams. At the end of the avenue is the piledriver...

 

Turn back the pages — Dec. 15, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Sewardite to be named to ARR board — Santa came to Seward early this year, bringing a present from the governor in the form of a Seward appointee to the Alaska Railroad Corporations’s Board of Directors. David Ramser, Gov...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

The following students earned honor roll status in the first quarter at Seward Middle School. Those with astericks (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. Seventh Grade Kaylee Brockman* Case Estes Simon Estes Ashley Guernsey Elena...

 

State fair seeks directors

The Alaska State Fair is seeking candidates to serve on its board of directors. There will be two seats open on the board, and the fair general membership will vote to fill the seats at the annual membership meeting on Feb. 21. The Alaska State Fair...

 

Captain's Mast — Dec. 13, 2012

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department Nov. 30 01:11 - Citation for speed issued to Kacy Burke at Lowell Point Road near Storm Chasers. 05:27 - Earthquake, preliminary magnitude of 4.2, 50 miles northwest of Anchorage. No...

 

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