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A night at the movies ...

A large crowd gathered in the auditorium of the Rae Building on Friday for a night at the movies. The winter movie series will contiue through March and benefits numerous local activities. This...

 

Port City Players to stage 'Church and State' this weekend

The Port City Players of the Seward Arts Council are bringing the RKP production to Seward for two performances at the Rae Building. Seward's Linnea Hollingsworth has been driving to Anchorage twice a...

 

Memories of the man behind the screened window

Ed. Note: During the early 1950s Seward's U.S. Post Office was located in the Federal Building at 5th and Adams, and the jail was situated in its basement. In third person, former Seward resident...

 

Pilot: USFS allocation of permits gives Girdwood unfair advantage

The U.S. Forest Service could be on the verge of offering the lower Kenai Peninsula a piece of the lucrative heli-skiing industry – albeit a very small piece – in the near future. That message,...

 

History revisited

Dr. Fred Woods, a professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, presented a slide show and brief history of the start of the Mormon religion in Seward while visiting with members of the Resurrection...

 

Termination dust ...

A small amount of snow fell on Seward this past weekend and signaled the end of the fall season. A heavier amount of snow fell on the community on Monday, dumping about an inch onto the...

 

RBHS to kick off winter lecture series on Oct. 26

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society's winter monthly lecture series, "Fourth Thursdays: Our History," will open with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26, in the Community Room of the Seward...

 

Scholarships available for Seward Energy Science Challenge

Students who are participating in the first Seward Student Science Challenge held at the Seward Energy Forum & Fair will be competing for up to $4,000 in scholarship funding. Generous donations have been made by Chugach Electric Association, Seward...

 

'Friends of the Seward Library' to host chili cook-off on Oct. 7

Friends of the Seward Library will be staging a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two best chilies entered. The event is open to anyone but is being limited to 10 entries. Individuals can...

 

Speed Dreamin'

As a little girl, Shelby Roy was more interested in fast cars than Barbies. Now a fifth-grader at Seward Elementary School, the 10-year-old has something even more fun to get into-winner's circles....

 

In search of the Wild Life

When it came time for Antonia Stamatova to choose where she wanted to go as part of the University of Provdiv's cultural exchange program, she had only one requirement – she wanted to experience...

 

Gifts for the sister ...

In 1967, Seward Mayor Richard Kirkpatrick joined Dennis Deck, Nancy Amend, Dan Bair and Seward Chamber of Commerce President Willard Dunham in presenting numerous gifts to the community's "Sister...

 

Ready ... Set ... Repair!

Want to help paint a mural? Volunteers are invited to help paint the newly updated "Alaska Aviation in Seward" mural on September 16-17 in the Seward Library/Museum basement. The original "Dawn of...

 

Younger 'Hawks look for success in '17

What a difference a year can make in the small-school division of football in Alaska. “We’re going to be a lot younger this season (than in 2016),” said head football coach Kelly Cinereski, who has guided Seward in each of the past 11 seasons....

 

'Hawks picked to finish 3rd in loaded Peninsula Conference race

The Seward Seahawks may have won the 2016 Peninsula Conference championship, but that doesn’t mean the team is getting any love from the preseason polls. The Seahawks were predicted to finish third in the conference race. The Homer Mariners, who...

 

Boosters offering discounted mouthguards for SHS athletes

While it is important to run for a touchdown or block a ball at the net, it is even more important—to students and parents alike—for players to get through athletics with all of their teeth. The Seward High School Athletic Booster Club and Dr....

 

Seward boys, girls primed for another strong XC season

Here’s the scoop! The Seward High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams could well be the best combination since Batman and Robin. Maybe even better. The Seward cross country teams, despite losing one of the state’s most dominant...

 

Lady 'Hawks eye return to state meet

The Seward High School Lady Seahawks have a few new faces and a new coach this fall and they also have lofty goals. For instance, making a return trip to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament....

 

Turning Trash intoTreasures

Stephanie Mackey didn't really set out to become the poster child for re-purposing unwanted items. It just sort of happened ... over and over and over. The end result has helped make Seward a bit...

 

Are you ready ...

Members of the Seward High School football team kicked off preparations for the 2017 season last week by going through preseason activities. The Seahawks, fresh off a berth in the small-school state...

 

Help area seniors continue to get the meals they deserve

Many senior citizens go without a full lunch plate on a daily basis, due to the rising costs of food, medication and utilities, and lack a cost-of-living increase with their Social Security retirement benefits over the past five years. This leaves...

 
 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....

 

Power of paint ...

To make the area easier for motorists to see, Seward's Brandon Stickel rolls a fresh coat of paint on the crosswalk near the Wellington picnic area on Friday afternoon, before the staging of the...

 

Jewel to headline Salmonfest event

Famed Alaskan singer-songwriter Jewel will headline Salmonfest 2017, which is scheduled for August 4 to 6 in Ninilchik. The three-day event will feature more than 60 acts. Jewel, a native of the Kenai Peninsula, has sold more than 30 million albums...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    July 6, 2017

Aalund captures top spot in Seward Halibut Tournament

Ermagene Aalund brought home the biggest fish in the 2017 Seward Halibut Tournament and then took home plenty of cash to go along with it. Aalund pocketed $5,500 on June 30 when her 232.2-pound catch...

 

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