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 Local    October 30, 2014 

Candidates share their views on the top issues facing Alaska

Election day is right around the corner and candidates for the U.S. Senate and Representatives are scrambling to collect the votes of undecided voters. Last week, in a rare move, the Alaska Federation of Natives, at its annual convention in Anchorage...

 
 Local    October 30, 2014 

Spooky carnival awaits trick-or-treaters

Halloween in Seward just can’t be beat. There truly is something for everyone. Costumes will be seen at businesses and organizations all over town. And the kids probably dress for the occasion, too, since there is no school tomorrow. Story Hour at...

 
 Local    October 30, 2014 

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 23, 2014

City pays $.47 million on breakwater bill

Seward will send $.47 million to the Army Corps of Engineers as a payment on a $1.7 million bill for building a breakwater at the Small Boat Harbor in 2005 and 2012. On the Oct. 13 Seward City Council voted to make the payment and finance the remaini...

 
 By Annette Shackett    Local    October 23, 2014

'She was always here'

Her 104-year adventure came to an end last month, but Seward held one more birthday party Monday night to honor life-long resident Pat Williams with stories and more than a few tears. The Community Room at the Seward Community Library Museum was fill...

 
 Local    October 23, 2014

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 16, 2014

LeMaitre family, chamber settle suit

The $5 million lawsuit by the family of the man who did not return off Mount Marathon in 2012 has been settled for $20,000, announced the Seward Chamber of Commerce yesterday in a press release. Michael LeMaitre did not return from the annual 4th of...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 16, 2014

City rejects marijuana initiative

In a rare action Seward City Council passed a resolution to make a recommendaton on how to vote on a state ballot measure. The City officially opposes the passage of Ballot Measure 2, the vote to further legalize marijuana in Alaska, in the Nov. 4...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 16, 2014

Begich gets boost while wife Bonito is in town

Deborah Bonito is on the road and in the skies these days on the campaign trail for her husband, Sen. Mark Begich. On Oct. 6, she came to Seward to meet with constituents and the press. After visiting several places in Seward, she shared coffee and...

 
 Local    October 16, 2014

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 9, 2014

Council members, borough mayor elected

Voters in Seward and the Kenai Peninsula Borough re-elected incumbents on Tuesday in the city and borough elections. Dale Butts will serve his first full two-year term on Seward City Council after being appointed to the seat last fall after...

 
 By Bev Dunham    Local    October 9, 2014

Seward called 'hostess with the mostess'

Basking in the warmth of comments such as, Seward is the “hostess with the mostest,” members of Resurrection Bay Historical Society are flush with the success of the 2014 annual joint conference of Museums Alaska and the Alaska Historical...

 
 Local    October 9, 2014

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 Local    October 2, 2014

Music, art sing out in Seward

Seward and guests played and danced and sang and painted and spun all weekend long at the Seward Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. And though a little tired after all the activity, the city...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    October 2, 2014

Quake shakes Southcentral

LOG Editor It started with just a bit of rocking, and the intensity increased to some pretty good shaking. But the earthquake on Sept. 25 caused little or no damage in quake-sensitive Seward. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake began at 9:51 a.m. with its...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    October 2, 2014

Boro assembly votes in appropriations

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly held it’s annual meeting in Homer on Sept. 16, which began with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by Kyle Schneider and members of the Homer...

 
 Local    October 2, 2014

Deadline to apply for SBA Disaster Loans approaches

Oct. 16 is the deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the flooding of Oct. 27-28, 2013, Sam Dickey, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Alaska District Office, reminds private, nonprofit...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 25, 2014

Music, arts festival expected to be bigger, bolder, better

It may not be as big as the Mt. Marathon Race but it's big. It has just as much talent, though a different kind. Like Mt. Marathon, there will be daring moves and probably some sweating and there is...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 25, 2014

Seward hosts historical society, museum conference

A small group of volunteers with the Resurrection Bay Historical Society have pulled off an almost impossible feat. They organizsed a conference despite a long list of challenges that could have...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 25, 2014

Conference bittersweet with passing of historian, treasure at 104

Just 18 days before the Alaska Historical Society and Alaska Museums annual conference is set to begin, Seward's oldest resident and beloved historian passed away in her sleep at her daughter's home...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 25, 2014

Begich asks for help with coal facility

Sen. Mark Begich has asked Gov. Sean Parnell to assist in resolving the work stoppage at Usibelli Coal’s dock operations at the Seward Coal Loading Facility. The facility has ceased operations...

 
 Local    September 25, 2014

City Council candidates share comments

Candidates for Seward City Council were offered an opportunity to speak directly to voters. There are four candidates vying for three seats. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Meet the...

 
 Local    September 25, 2014

Pat Williams paper presentation open to public

Jackie Pels, publisher of the late Pat Williams’ book, will be in Seward next week to attend the Joint Annual Conference of Museums Alaska and Alaska Historical Society. She is among the dozens of speakers presenting papers during the Oct. 1-4...

 
 Local    September 25, 2014

KPB mayoral candidate statements

Carrol Martin My main concerns for the entire Kenai Peninsula are increasing our own food production and reducing fire danger and damage. Reducing wild fire danger and damage and increasing food...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 18, 2014

Airport improvement process begins

The Alaska Department of Transportation got the ball rolling last week when it held an informational meeting in Seward about planned improvements for the Seward Airport. On Thursday, Sept. 11, members of the team dealing with the airport...

 

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