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 Features    April 17, 2014 

Turn Back the Pages – April 17, 1986

April 17, 1986 The Seward Phoenix LOG Morality... an issue? – “Morality is not an issue that can be legislated,” so say almost 400 area residents in a petition that was presented to the Seward City Council Monday night. David C. Ramirez...

 
 Features    April 17, 2014 

Solly's Opens

When Solly's Cocktail Lounge opened in the early '60s invitations to were sent to community members. Sol Urie had purchased the property across from the railroad depot and ran the telegraph office...

 
 Features    April 17, 2014 

Weather Permitting - April 17, 2014

The compass may feature four cardinal points, but the weather vane on the Seward Founder's Monument need only point either north or south. Like Alaska three seasons – winter, spring and fall –...

 
 Features    April 10, 2014

Turn Back the Pages – April 11, 1991

April 11, 1991 The Seward Phoenix LOG Seward aroused about possible Tusty move – Sewardites were alarmed last week by the news that the State may cut off Seward from the Alaska Marine Highway System and reroute the locally homeported state ferry...

 
 By Lee Poleske    Features    April 10, 2014

1973 Winter Carnival

A piggy back race, won by Bernie Filllingim and Tony Cordova, was one of the events during the Seward High School Winter Carnival in March 1973. Other activities were an ice-cube eating contest, tugs...

 
 Features    April 10, 2014

Weather Permitting - April 10, 2014

A lone moose browses in the Salmon Creek lowlands against the backdrop of Mt. Alice on a clear and crisp April morning. A weather system is due to move in Friday and cloudy skies may persist through...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Features    April 3, 2014

Biographer calls Seward's Folly a myth

Except for a slight nod for the state holiday, Seward's Day, which was marked on Monday, March 31, most local residents probably know very little about William H. Seward, the influential U.S....

 
 Features    April 3, 2014

Turn Back the Pages – April 7, 1977

April 7, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG Public Forum heard Sewardites last Thursday – The Alaska Public Forum visited Seward Thursday evening, March 31 to get ideas and suggestions from area people on how state government should plan for management...

 
 Features    April 3, 2014

Working on a new railroad dock

Crews constructing a new Alaska Railroad dock as part of the recovery effort for the destruction wrought by the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that swept Resurrection Bay shores clean...

 
 Features    April 3, 2014

Weather Permitting - April 3, 2014

A family enjoys a sunny afternoon on Grouse Lake surrounded by Sewardites ice fishing. Clear skies have kept nights cold enough to maintain ice on local lakes and days warm enough to be comfortable...

 
 Features    March 27, 2014

Seward's Day inspires visit

A notable biographer of William Henry Seward’s will be visiting Seward, the home of Alaska’s flag, this Friday. New York Times bestselling author of “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man,” Walter Stahr, will discuss his book and research of...

 
 Features    March 27, 2014

Weather Permitting - March 27, 2014

Sunny day pedestrians and cyclists enjoy the effects of a stable weather system maintained by an "omega block." Continued blue skies and seasonal temperatures are forecast through the end of next...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    March 20, 2014

Turn Back the Pages

March 30, 1989 The Seward Phoenix LOG Exxon oil spill headed toward Resurrection Bay – The massive Exxon Valdez oil spill that is polluting Prince William Sound is totally out of control and will soon begin moving toward Resurrection Bay and Kodiak...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    March 20, 2014

Back When...

The WAMCATS naval radio station at the head of the Resurrection Bay, which connected Seward to other U.S. coastal cities, ceased operation in 1930 after 13 years of operation. Before WAMCATS, the...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    March 20, 2014

Weather Permitting - March 20, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST March 1237320.021033 March 1342350.19717 March 1439280.261238 March 1530190.00924 March 1633190.00829 March 1739300.00710 March 1843270.00934 Recorded at Seward...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    March 13, 2014

Back When...

For more than the first half of the 20th century, Seward maintained its role as Alaska's gateway city with dog teams and then the Alaska Railroad delivering newcomers, goods and mail to points north....

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    March 13, 2014

Weather Permitting - March 13, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST March 537300.01922 March 6362601226 March 7392401252 March 8331902440 March 9371901537 March 1037331.29936 March 1139330.62731 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD)...

 
 Features    March 13, 2014

Turn Back the Pages

The Seward Phoenix LOG March 11, 1993 Railroad eyes chemical use – Alaska Railroad may use herbicides to control weeds and alders growing in the Seward railroad yard and on track as far north as Bear Lake. Tom Brooks, the railroad’s chief enginee...

 
 Features    March 6, 2014

Turn Back the Pages

March 6, 1986 The Seward Phoenix LOG Tanker gone, stench remains – Julie Owens’ knees turned to jelly at the thought of boarding a small plane. But after two days apart from her husband and kids, the young Moose Pass mother gritted her teeth and...

 
 By Seward Community Library Museum    Features    March 6, 2014

Seward's second school

In 1914, eight lots south of the Episcopal Church were purchased for this school which opened in January 1915 with 48 students. Many residents sent their children out of Alaska to high school as the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Features    March 6, 2014

Weather Permitting - March 6, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Feb. 2636300.4515 Feb. 2742350.12117 Feb. 2845340733 March 1373201029 March 23728069 March 33730037 March 436320.01522 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) March...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    February 27, 2014

Weather Permitting - Feb. 27, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Feb. 1928210.20721 Feb. 2028140.101326 Feb. 2130160510 Feb. 223626004 Feb. 233912027 Feb. 243770614 Feb. 2536150.149 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) Feb....

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    February 27, 2014

Back When...

Prolific Seward photographer Sylvia Sexton documented this baby show during the 1910s and the photo is among a collection of Seward photographs that now reside in a series of Resurrection Bay albums...

 
 Features    February 27, 2014

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 20, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Good Luck Dan! – Seward teacher and dog musher extraordinaire Dan Seavey is off and running behind his dogs this Saturday when he takes part in the second commemorative run of the Iditarod Race. Dan and his...

 
 Features    February 20, 2014

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 20, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Couple alleges malpractice – A Seward couple filed a malpractice suit against local doctors on Feb. 12, blaming them for an unsuccessful caesarean section and the death of their newborn son. Norman and Suzanne...

 

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