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 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 29, 2017

Talented field of runners ready to race in '17

On paper, David Norris and Christy Marvin look as if they are pretty solid choices to repeat as the champions of the Mount Marathon Race. Both turned in record-setting efforts last year. And, based...

 

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    Features    June 22, 2017

Hundreds flock to MP for Summer Solstice '17

The music was turned up loud and the fun was cranked up even higher this past weekend at the 2017 Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival. The two-day event drew hundreds of visitors to the small...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 15, 2017

Moose Pass to open new library on June 17

MOOSE PASS - When the Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Company got the opportunity to move into a new location a few years ago, it meant another page could be turned for the oldest public library on the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 8, 2017

Trailblazers hold 25th anniversary gala for Iditarod Trail Bike Path

The Iditarod Trail reached a different type of milestone on Sunday afternoon. Well, at least the first part of it did. The Seward Iditarod Trailblazers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the...

 

2017 Mermaid Festival

The Seward Mermaid Festival was held this past weekend as a part of the annual harbor opening activities. The three-day event drew hundreds of visitors to the community....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    May 18, 2017

Making Mermaid Magic

Tommy Wells The Seward Phoenix LOG Brenda Ballou never really intended to become a jeweler. It just sort of happened while spending time with a friend in her home state of Connecticut. The friendship...

 

Couple fulfills dream with purchase of Seward newspaper

The Seward Phoenix LOG will have a few new faces in familiar places soon. Tommy and Patricia (Pattie) Wells will assume control of the historic Kenai Peninsula newspaper from former Seward mayor Edgar...

 

Seward library to kick off SPR on May 27

The Seward Community Library & Museum will be launching its Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students soon. This year’s theme is ‘Build a Better World.’ Families will have its annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May...

 

Diaper Derby ...

The 31st annual Diaper Derby was held at AVTEC Gym on April 15. Nine babies registered for the fun event. Some of the categories included Happiest Baby, Elmer Fudd Award (Baldest), which was won by...

 

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,...

 

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