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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

AVTEC perfectly poised to fill maritime industry needs

It isn’t often you will find government agencies, private industry and educational institutions coming together to address a problem that could lead to competition within the group. But, it is possible. For the past two years, five state agencies,...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

Eveland takes helm at AVTEC

Ben Eveland, the new director of AVTEC, jokingly refers to himself as the "new old director." "I've spent the majority of my career on the Kenai Peninsula," said Eveland. "I also used to coach so...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

Bear Creek Fire Grand Opening still a go

Bear Creek Fire Department Chief Mark Beals says despite the problems they are experiencing administratively, the long-awaited grand opening of the Bear Creek Fire Hall is still scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be food and...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

Final Inspection

Tradition and patriotic pride were on full display Friday when the outgoing commander of the United States Coast Guard Mustang handed over the reigns to a new commander. LT Lisa T. Motoi, commander...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

Sikuliaq sighting in Detroit

Last week, vessel photographer Kenneth Borg, snapped a shot of Sikuliaq outside Detroit, on its way to Cleveland. Borg said it's fun to track ship voyages using websites like boatnerd.com and...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 17, 2014 

Heads on pillows tax by borough may benefit Seward

Every time somebody pays to put their head on a pillow in the city of Seward, four percent of that fee goes to the Chamber of Commerce specifically to turn around and market the City of Seward as a destination point for tourists and new companies....

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 10, 2014

Ostrander makes history

Allie Ostrander, a 17-year-old Soldotna runner became a bona fide rock star on July 4, 2014 when she added her name to the history books by winning the junior combined Mount Marathon Race in Seward....

 
 Local    July 10, 2014

Mount Marathon Race Results

See complete results at mmr.seward.com/news/2014-mount-marathon-results...

 
 Local    July 10, 2014

Mens Mount Marathon Race Photos

LOG photos from the 2014 Mens Mount Marathon Race...

 
 Local    July 10, 2014

Womens Mount Marathon Race Photos

Photos from the 2014 Womens Mount Marathon Race....

 
 Local    July 10, 2014

Junior Mount Marathon Race Photos

Photos from the Junior Mount Marathon Race...

 
 Local    July 10, 2014

25th Anniversary of Mini Mount Marathon

Winners in the 25th running of the Mount Marathon Race follow: 6-year-old Boys 1. Landon MacSwain Anchorage 2. Aodhan Nakada Anchorage 3. Ryder Stuvan Portland, OR 6-year-old Girls 1. Kaebrii Weaver...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 10, 2014

Directing 'traffic'

Erin Lemas, event coordinator for the Seward Chamber of Commerce, keeping tabs on dozens of activities at the same time with the help of dozens of volunteers....

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 10, 2014

Bear Creek fire chief asked to take leave

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre asked the Bear Creek Fire Service Board Tuesday night to support his request that the volunteer Fire Chief, Mark Beals, take a leave of absence. Instead, the board decided it will convene a special meeting...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 10, 2014

Borough assembly considering new bed tax

July 1, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report We had a full audience, with much public testimony, and our meeting ended just before midnight. The bulk of the testimony was about Ordinance 2014-25, the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Why Mount Marathon?

Who, what, where, when and why? Those are the questions of life. In Seward, on the Fourth of July, we know who is doing what. We know where and when they are doing it. But we don't really know why...

 
 Local    July 3, 2014

Independence Day Celebration Schedule

Thursday, July 3 12 - 8 p.m. - Food and crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 - 8 p.m. - Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 p.m. - Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 p.m. - Mount Marathon Race Safety Meeting at SHS Midnight -...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Chinese vessel sparks port, dock policy review

The issue of rat infestation and the potential damage to wildlife, human health and the Alaska economy has been raised after Coast Guard officials were alerted by some concerned resident to a Chinese...

 
 Local    July 3, 2014

Locals running in the 2014 Mount Marathon Race

Men Pyper Dixon 23 Nicholas Swann 28 Solomon D’Amico 30 Joseph Nyholm 22 Karl Romig 56 Dan Marshall 53 Samuel Young 59 Karl Mechtenberg 34 Mark Kromrey 55 Ronn Hemstock 53 Flip Foldager 57 Edward Hartman 42 David Lorring 30 Fred Moore 74 Thomas...

 
 Local    July 3, 2014

From Russia with love!

It's official. Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow Russia caught a 312.2-pound halibut on the CrackerJack Voyager with Captain Andy Mezirow of CrackerJack Sport Fishing, securing the coveted spot as the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Funds secured for Lowell Creek Tunnel upkeep, no fix in sight

The Lowell Creek Tunnel is a problem. That fact nobody disputes. How to fix the problem, and who should fix the problem, is still up for debate. The good news is that $300,000 has been approved for...

 
 Local    July 3, 2014

Garden party to introduce new museum sculpture

Have you spied the stunning new art piece in the Seward Community Library Museum's extraordinary garden? Few locals know the story behind this new sculpture or the carefully crafted garden and how a d...

 
 Local    June 26, 2014

Top this!

The new leader in the Seward Halibut Tournament is Mark Callister from Excelsion Springs, Mo. Callister reeled in a 260.6 lb. halibut this weekend on the boat "One Day." The lucky fisherman with a...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    June 26, 2014

Alaska Railroad averts disaster

Alaska Railroad is taking precautions to avoid another washout like the one that shut down rail service to Seward from June 17-19. The washout area at Skookum Creek, located between Leubner Lake and...

 

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