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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014 

Rumors true, thrift store coming

Ask most people in Seward and they will tell you the one thing missing here is a thrift store. There's nothing better than a great deal. For most Sewardites, just finding a used chair can be a challen...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014 

City to ask for help with sewage smell

For the second time in a week, a special session was called by the Seward City Council to delve into the odor problem caused by Seward’s sewage lagoon located in Lowell Point. Monday night’s meeting was called specifically to give the city...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014 

Lagoon air quality testing results in

The results of hydrogen sulfide air testing are in and no trace of hydrogen sulfide was detected. The city council directed city administrators to engage White Environmental Consulting for a seven day period to see if the gas, which is widely identif...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014 

SHS gets new athletic director

Al Plan has a plan. As the new athletic director for Seward High School, Plan wants to strengthen and support the athletic programs once he's had time to evaluate all the roles and responsibilities re...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014 

Quacker Jack is back!

That's right. Quacker Jack is back. He has a shiny new taxi and brand new ducks. A few weeks ago, local icon Jack Walganski was involved in a serious accident when he was T-boned on Nash Road. "They...

 
 Local    August 28, 2014 

Healthy lifestyle promoted by Qutekcak Tribe

The Qutekcak Native Tribe decided years ago that it wanted to broaden it's outreach efforts, expanding from a sobriety based program to a healthy lifestyle program, said Scott Allen, tribal...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Indiana couple takes top derby prize

In their fourth Derby, John and Jerry Kennedy walked away with the Silver Salmon Derby grand prize of $10,000 with a 17.67 pounder. This win almost didn't happen though. "He said he wasn't going to bu...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Council work session tackles LP lagoon

The city council held a special work session Monday night to discuss the Lowell Point lagoon in order to ask questions of the city’s consultant engineer in a less informal environment and to allow...

 
 Local    August 21, 2014

Primary Election Results

Seward/Lowell Point Precinct Results US Senator (ADL Ballot) Mark Begich: 167 William “Bill” Bryk: 4 Mark S. Fish: 1 Zachary A. Kile: 2 Scott A. Kohlhaas: 1 Vic Kohring: 12 Thom M. Walker: 8 US Senator (R Ballot) John M. Jaramillo: 8 Joe Miller:...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Two downtown historic buildings receive preservation grant

Councilwoman Iris Darling, owner of the Brown and Hawkins Building on Fourth Street, along with Tanguy Libbrecht, CEO of American Red Cross in Anchorage, are the recipients of historic preservation...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Senior storytellers release memoirs

Serendipity is defined as good fortune or luck. The Senior Center has experienced some of that. This week, the center received the first copies hot off the press of their book of memoirs, "Seward...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Four Presidential Service Awards presented

In 2003, President Obama established a program to recognize the service of volunteers across the country. That program has made it's way to Seward. The first recipients locally of the President's...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Spring Creek land transfer deal hits snag with city

The city of Seward and the state Department of Natural Resources Division of Law are at an impasse with regard to the title for the city land on which the Spring Creek Correctional Facility sits. The city says it can’t transfer clear title to the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Local veterans receive Quilts of Valor

Last week, local veterans Doug Ferrel and DJ Harvey got quite a surprise. The veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor at a surprise gathering at Zudy's Cafe. Ferrel's wife, JoAnn, orchestrated a...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Historic Preservation Plan needs public input

The draft of the Seward Historic Preservation Plan is ready for public comment, something Historic Preservation Commission members say it wants and needs in order to perform its required duties. “The schedule was set, and we are on schedule,” sai...

 
 Local    August 21, 2014

Briefs – Aug. 21, 2014

Five to vie for city council seats The deadline for picking up city council seat election packets has come and gone. City Clerk Johanna Kinney confirms that candidates for the October election are Dale Butts, Ristine Casagranda, Marianna Keil and...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Duck Derby raises cash for community service

This year's Duck Derby did not disappoint a massive crowd at the Lowell Point waterfall Sunday. In just under ten minutes, the duck sponsored by Matt Glazer crossed the finish line first. One second...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 14, 2014

Lowell Point Lagoon dredging bids opened, air testing to begin

Despite the airing of a Channel 2 news story about the Lowell Point lagoon this week, progress is being made to address the current smell and the underlying cause at the Lowell Point Lowell Point...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 14, 2014

Bragging rights at stake in derby fishing

"Winning isn't everything," said fisherman Eric Johnson. "We're all fishing for bragging rights." Johnson's family is off to a good start if bragging rights is what they are after. His uncle, Jim...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 14, 2014

Bear Creek Fire Department regroups, moves forward

Connie Bacon has officially been appointed the interim fire chief for the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department by Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre. Bacon, who previously served as the administrative...

 
 Local    August 14, 2014

Out & About

Garage Sale The Senior Center will be holding a garage sale August 15, 1-5pm and 16. Drop off donations anytime. SeaLife Snippets Join us for the comic art exhibition Sealife Snippets, in the lobby of the Alaska SeaLife Center from Wednesday August 1...

 
 Local    August 14, 2014

Parks and Recreation wraps up summer, prepares for back-to-school

End of season competitive softball league tourney Seward Competitive Softball League finished last Sunday with an exciting championship game, with Tony's Pistols winning the championship. Vergeben...

 
 Local    August 14, 2014

Superintendant Atwater resigns, takes position with UAA

LOG Reports During an executive session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education, Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, tendered his resignation, effective December 1,...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 7, 2014

Fish tag team completes mission

In the highly competitive world of derby fishing, conspiracy theorists abound, said Erin Lemas, director of event planning at the Seward Chamber of Commerce. Because of that, Lemas goes to great...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 7, 2014

Old fashioned salmon bake revived

This year, the Chamber of Commerce is shaking things up a bit. Gone is the award ceremony in the Brreeze Inn Lobby. This year, the Chamber is resurrecting an old Seward tradition: the salmon bake. On...

 

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