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Lory Bica Leary

Seward resident Mrs. Lory Bica Leary, 81, passed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Providence Alaska Mt. Haven Assisted Living, in Seward. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    August 24, 2017

Big Lake man wins Silver Salmon Derby

For C.H. Schroeder, the hardest part of the 62nd annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby was waiting to see if his fish would stand the test of time. That wait came to an end Saturday afternoon. A...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    August 24, 2017

Wetherhorn: 'I haven't stopped smiling yet'

Neither rain, a long road from his home in Houston, nor hours of hearing his wife's plans for talking him out of his reward could stop Ian Wetherhorn from being on hand Sunday afternoon at the awards...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 24, 2017

Erickson claims top prize in Rotary's annual duck race

Dana Erickson can officially claim to be Seward's best duck racer for the 2017 calendar year. She has the check to prove it. Erickson won the Rotary Club's annual Duck Race event on Sunday afternoon...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Houston angler nabs truck in Silver Derby

Ian Wetherhorn will be the first person to tell anyone bigger is always better. Especially when it comes to competing in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Wetherhorn landed the first "big" fish of the w...

 

Community Calendar

Throughout August Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at 224-8733. Aug. 19 Play time Play time is held each Saturday from noon until 4 p.m....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 10, 2017

Salmon Derby set to begin on Saturday

Anglers from throughout the state—as well as the rest of the nation—will be converging on Seward over the next few days hoping to turn silver into green. Silver salmon, that is. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get...

 

Community Calendar

Aug. 1-31 Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at (907) 224-8733. Aug. 11 Chamber luncheon The Seward Chamber of Commerce will hold its next...

 

Community Calendar

Aug. 1-31 Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at (907) 224-8733. Aug. 3 Immunizations Representatives of the Alaska Department of Health...

 

City Calendar

July 27 Movie night The Seward Community Library & Museum’s Summer Reading Program will hold a Family Movie Night on Thursday, July 27. “The Jungle Book” will be shown beginning at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. July 29 Play time...

 

Silver Salmon Derby set to get under way soon

The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get under way on August 12. The derby, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, will run through August 20. Last year, Mike Hanson claimed the top prize in the tournament by landing a...

 

Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk Jr.

Lifelong Alaska resident Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk Jr., passed away on June 21, 2017, at the age of 85. Born in King Island on Oct. 22, 1931, Leo moved to Nome at the age of 18 and lived there until he...

 

62nd annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby to get under way on Aug. 12

The second jewel of Seward’s annual fishing schedule is preparing for opening. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get under way on August 12. The derby, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, will run through August...

 

Pahno wins Silver Salmon Derby Scholarship

Seward High School senior Nikolas Pahno made his graduation from high school even more special recently by becoming a scholarship recipient. Pahno was named the winner of the 2017 Silver Salmon Derby...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    December 22, 2016

Deadline nears for chamber logo contest

The clock may be ticking slowly toward the end is ticking for artists interested in getting their logo designs embedded into the state’s history books. Seward Chamber of Commerce officials announced last week that the deadline for submissions for...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 25, 2016

Mike Hanson claims Silver title 20 years after dad's win

For years Mike Hanson had seen the mounted fish his father had caught to win the 1996 Seward Silver Salmon Derby and dreamed of what it would be like to catch a fish like that. He found out exactly wh...

 

Droege nets early lead in SS Derby

Mother Nature may have made the first day of action at the 61st Annual Silver Salmon Derby a bit hectic for some but that didn’t stop Michele Droege and Phil Collins from setting the bar high. Droege and Collins took the top spots in the women’s...

 

61st Silver Salmon Derby set to begin on Aug. 12

The fishing excitement will ramp up considerable this weekend in Resurrection Bay as the annual Silver Salmon Derby gets under way. The event, which is entering its 61st year, will officially begin...

 

Chamber, city gearing up for start of 61st Silver Salmon Derby

Do you know how to tell summer is coming to an end? Many know by the change in the weather, but in Seward it is the annual Silver Salmon Derby. With the Captain’s kick-off BBQ at the Derby booth on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., where...

 

Citizens of the Century: The Urbach Family

Every year The Seward Phoenix LOG seeks a person, club, organization or entity that shows, by their contributions, that they deserve recognition and a great big "thank you." The LOG honors people who...

 

'Captain's Mast' - Aug. 27, 2015

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. Aug. 2 11:30 - Caller reported a Great Alaskan Holidays motor home passing on...

 

Bixby wins second Silver Salmon Derby

Jerry Bixby won his second Seward Silver Salmon Derby on Sunday with a 16.19-pounder. He turned the fish in just hours before the annual Derby ended at noon. Bixby, from Soldotna, took home $10,000...

 

Time remains to catch Derby money fish

The 60th Seward Silver Salmon Derby is in full swing and there's still plenty of time to catch a big money coho. Kelly Landry of Kenai holds the number 1 position for the heaviest fish at press time w...

 

Salmon derby gets underway

For the 60th year running the Seward Silver Salmon Derby starts at 6 a.m. Saturday morning. This year the biggest fish brought in during the nine-day event will net $10,000. The second biggest fish...

 
 By Tim McDonald    Fishing    June 25, 2015

Fish Talk

Editor’s Note: This week lifelong Sewardite Tim McDonald launches a column in The LOG about fishing and like on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. McDonald grew up on the bay working the family tug boats. He continued in the marine trades becoming a...

 

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