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 By Tommy Wells    Features    July 27, 2017

Marathon Magic

Harper Harris may have left the Mini-Mount Marathon Race without her first-place ribbon on Independence Day, but what she left with was something much more important. She left with a new friend....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Mt. Marathon a family affair for many

Although Mount Marathon has become the premier mountain racing event in Alaska over its 90-year history, it has also managed to remain a popular event for local runners. No fewer than 60 locals were...

 

Happy 4th of July

Two young girls wave small U.S. flags as they ride on a float in the 2017 Seward Independence Day parade on Tuesday. The girls were part of more than 20 enterants in the annual event celebrating the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Baggin' It Up

Most visitors when they roll into SeMost visitors when they roll into Seward are amazed at the view and pristine conditions of Resurrection Bay. Part of the reason they can enjoy those million dollar...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Seward set for annual 4th of July festivities

At least during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, the City of Seward will become the fourth largest city in the state. More than 30,000 revelers are expected to visit the jewel of the eastern...

 

Road crews to focus on Forest Acres during holiday activities

Road construction won’t be too much of an issue for visitors in the downtown section of Seward over the Independence Day weekend. That’s because there won’t be any. KNIK Construction announced earlier this week that it would be shifting its...

 

MMR brings out fun side of mountain running

Unlike many major sporting events, the Mount Marathon Race also has a place for the offbeat sense of humor-both from the athletes and the spectators. Don't be too surprised to see racers competing in...

 

Parade helps shows off Seward's patriotic spirit

The Independence Day parade will once again be a major attraction for locals and visitors on July 4. The annual parade, which is sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to begin at...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 22, 2017

Route for July 4th parade released

One of the major attractions for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations now has a route. The Seward Chamber of Commerce released the route for the 2017 parade recently. According to the chamber, parade entries will be staging in the AVTEC First...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 22, 2017

Are you ready for the party to start

Everyone loves a parade and fireworks. Well, unless you are the one that gets a really short fuse on the firecracker … then you probably aren’t going to be real happy. Of course, since we live in...

 

Accidents hamper holiday travel

Several accidents closed the busy Seward Highway during the Independence Day holiday weekend. A motorcyclist died Friday night after colliding with an Alaska State Trooper's vehicle. Michael J....

 

New race comes to Seward

Not only will Seward host the always thrilling Mount Marathon races this Independence Day weekend, a new race comes to town. The competitors in Expedition Alaska arrive July 4 in Seward and will run t...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 10, 2014

Bristol Bay sockeye run coming in strong

With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay...

 

Independence Day Celebration Schedule

Thursday, July 3 12 - 8 p.m. - Food and crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 - 8 p.m. - Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 p.m. - Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 p.m. - Mount Marathon Race Safety Meeting at SHS Midnight -...

 
 By Darby Andrews    Opinion    July 3, 2014

Veteran support for Ballot Measure 2

As a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, I am asking Alaskans on this Independence Day weekend to join me in publicly supporting a policy reform grounded in a concern for the individual liberties of Alaskans. On Nov. 4, Alaskans will have th...

 

4th of July Train Ride

Construction begin in April 1904 at the Seward terminus of the Alaska Central Railway with the delivery of the first steam locomotive late that month. By 1906, large groups of area residents along wit...

 
 By Julie Rosier    Local    July 4, 2013

Junior lessons in hill, skill and will

The Danger Social justice activist and writer Grace Lee Boggs believes that every crisis contains both danger and opportunity. Considered a wise woman, Boggs was born the same year as the first Mount...

 

Calendar - July 4, 2013

See separate article regarding July 4th Festival and Mount Marathon Race schedule Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day Meetings may be cancelled for the Independence Day holiday. Please check with the organization. 6:30 p.m., Pioneers of Alaska,...

 

Turn Back the Pages

June 28, 2001 The Seward Phoenix LOG Out of control: Kenai Lake fire jumps boundaries, threatens homes – Volunteer firefighters from Moose Pass, Bear Creek and Seward have joined wildfire crews from Alaska and the Lower 48 to battle a 2,100-acre...

 

Turn back the pages — Nov. 21, 1979

Compiled by Julie Rosier SFI to operate this winter — Fisherman and cannery workers are looking forward to a busy winter with tanner crab and scallop fisheries both experiencing a revival in this area. Seward Fisheries manager Don Hanson reported...

 

Primary Election Candidates - State Senators & Representatives

On the Ballot Alaska Republican Party Senate District N Joe Arness (R) Cathy Giessel (R) State Representative District 28 Mike Chenault (R) Alaska Democratic Pary Alaska Libertarian Party Alaska Independence Party Senate District N No candidates on...

 

Primary Election Candidates - U.S. Representative (Two-year term)

On the Ballot Alaska Republican Party Terre Gales (R) Don Young (R) John Cox (R) Alaska Democratic Pary Alaska Libertarian Party Alaska Independence Party Sharon Cissna (D) Matt Moore (D) Doug Urquidi (D) Frank Vondersaar (D) Debra Chesnut (D) Jim...

 

Chamber happy to host 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration and Mount Marathon Race on July 4 went well before the tragedy of the missing runner, said Seward Chamber of Commerce Director Cindy Clock on Tuesday. “We’re happy to host the event,” she said. “It’s a boon...

 

Live Blog: Mount Marathon Race & Independence Day

Click for Men's Race Results Click for Women's Race Results Click for Junior Race Results Photos More photos in the photos section. (Click the "photos" link above, then select "July 4, 2012.") Live...

 

Calendar — June 28, 2012

Thursday, June 28 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, SeaView, 302 Railway. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Saturday, June 30 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,...

 

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