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Jewell appoints Pitka to Federal Subsistence Board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell earlier this week announced the appointment of Rhonda Pitka as a public member of the Federal Subsistence Board. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has concurred with the appointment....

 

Santa's helpers ...

A group of elves gather around the Christmas tree waiting to be of help to Santa Claus during the annual Breakfast With Santa at the Seward Senior Center....

 

ASLC's distance learning program wins award

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce that it has received the Pinnacle Award for the 2015-16 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). This is...

 

SeaLife Center announces birth of sea lion pup

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the birth of a Steller sea lion pup to parents Eden and Pilot. Born July 1, the female pup weighed in at approximately 41 pounds (18.5 kg) and...

 

Still working with fire ...

An old Seward Fire Department truck was still in the fire business over the Fourth of July holiday. The truck, along with the Batmobile, was part of a display at Gorilla Fireworks in...

 

Who blinked first?

A puffin stares at a group of tourists as they make their way through the Alaska SeaLife Center last week....

 

Have you ...

...seen the new additions to Jennifer's Headtke's Ranting Raven store at 238 Fourth? Wooden ravens on the roof, created by chainsaw artist Roy Butler. A novel addition to the store and what could be...

 

Have you ...

Have you ... ...seen the new rock gardens at the entrances to the campgrounds off Ballaine Boulevard? They are just one of several projects the Parks and Recreation Department have constructed this...

 

Winter approaches

Seward is quieter as the tourist season winds down. Last week at Petro Plaza workers prepared the winter den for the popular fountain....

 

Lifesavers

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson recognized Ronn and Jill Hemstock and Stephanie Cronin Monday night at the city council meeting for heroic CPR measures they performed on a Seward resident in distress,...

 

Ahoy Mexico!

Put on your most colorful coat and line the dock to greet the Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arrive in dramatic fashion or better yet, give your boat a spin around the harbor to welcome our...

 

It's a boy!

It's official. The city of Seward has a new resident. The Alaska SeaLife Center confirms that a male Stellar lion pup was born to 14-year-old mom Eden and 21-year-old dad Woody, a big attraction at...

 

Sikuliaq sighting!

The Phoenix LOG's new friend and vessel photographer, Kenneth Borg, caught a glimpse of Sikuliaq ported in Cleveland this week! The research vessel is expected to arrive in Seward for a grand...

 

If Dot can get zipped, so can you

Its incongruous. Why would anyone ever want to do that? Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling. There are the sightseers, and the view from high up in the trees is...

 

Weather Permitting - June 26, 2014

A float plane in Moose Pass and kids create a picture postcard image....

 

Turn Back the Pages – June 16, 1994

June 16, 1994 The Seward Phoenix LOG Sea Life Center plans unveiled – Billed as a pioneer in modern marine research facilities worldwide, designers of the Alaska Sea Life Center unveiled their conceptual drawings of both the research and public edu...

 

Sweet Memories

Lifelong Seward resident, Sanna LeVan, remembers her father's bakery on Fourth Avenue fondly. Her father, Sol J. Urie, started the Seward Bakery in the 1930s where he produced "world famous"...

 

Weather Permitting - June 19, 2014

Last week, the Peninsula Oilers rolled into town to provide training and tips to local Little Leaguers....

 

Turn Back the Pages – June 15, 1989

June 15, 1989 The Seward Phoenix LOG City plan to move boat lift under fire – Plans by the City to move its 50-ton travel lift out of the Small Boat Harbor across the bay ran into heavy opposition during the council session Monday. As a result,...

 

Takin' a break

Life in the early frontier days of Seward with workers taking a break outside of tent accommodations in early spring circa 1905-1910. As locally produced lumber became available on a larger scale and...

 

Weather Permitting - June 12, 2014

Water drips but doesn't fall much as a pretty dry summer persists in the Seward area. Without much winter precipitation or snowpack, chasing waterfalls in the Seward area may provide diminishing...

 

Beyond the end of the road

Pedestrians and pooches share the more or less one lane of Lowell Point Road with RVs and local traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Heavily travelled, especially during summer, the dusty and pothole...

 

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