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 Local    July 16, 2015 

Exploring the East Peninsula on Two Wheels

Bicyclists ride at Lowell Point Road. Many Seward visitors opt to get out and ride bicycles to explore the area, riding all sorts of bikes from speedy 10-speeds to fat tired bikes. In addition to the...

 
 Local    July 16, 2015 

Bluegrass kids take to entertaining on the streets

Students from the Seward Bluegrass Camp for Kids play and sing for the people on the streets of downtown Seward on Thursday. The youth studied stringed instruments and playing music in a bluegrass...

 
 Local    July 16, 2015 

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    July 9, 2015

Mount Marathon records tumble

Two racers, both new to the Mount Marathon Race, set records in this year's race. The weather was darn near perfect for the 88th running of the race – cool, overcast and little rain – it wasn't...

 
 By Tim McDonald    Local    July 9, 2015

Ruminations on running the race

What a 4th of July! Weather almost perfect for the Mount Marathon Race. Records smashed, the bar has been raised. Many veterans (10 races or more) are disqualified after this year's race due to the...

 
 Local    July 9, 2015

Accidents hamper holiday travel

Several accidents closed the busy Seward Highway during the Independence Day holiday weekend. A motorcyclist died Friday night after colliding with an Alaska State Trooper's vehicle. Michael J....

 
 Local    July 9, 2015

Welcome! Free pot!

An enterprising Randy McFarland distributes free small bags of marijuana on July 4 at Mile 7 Seward Highway. His roadside stand appeared to be popular as hundreds of vehicles streamed into Seward for...

 
 Local    July 9, 2015

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    July 2, 2015

Mount Marathon beckons runners

It's been 100 years since the first run up and down the mountain behind Seward. It's said that it started with a bar bet – one guy saying he could run to the top of the 3,022-foot peak and back...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    July 2, 2015

Halibut tourney winners from all over U.S.

This year's local halibut tournament saw astonishingly warm weather some days and torrential rain and high seas on others. And folks from all over the U.S. came and tried their hand at catching the...

 
 Local    July 2, 2015

'Captain's Mast' - July 2, 2015

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. May 29 21:39 - Officer advised a driver that there is no overnight camping at...

 
 Local    July 2, 2015

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    June 25, 2015

Peninsula fires continue, disaster declared, control at hand

Alaska weather remains perfect for wildfires this week, though it is cooling and rain is in the forecast for the Kenai Peninsula. The state was hit by almost 16,000 lightning strikes on Sunday alone,...

 
 Local    June 25, 2015

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    June 18, 2015

MP Fest is the place for fun

Moose Pass is the place for family fun this weekend when the community puts on its annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival. There will be a raffle and auction, vendor booths, bake sale, food booth, T-shirt and mug/glasses sale, beer garden and...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    June 18, 2015

Fires come with hot, dry weather

Two fires started near Cooper Landing on Tuesday. One is north of the community at Juneau Lake and the other south at Russian Lake. Both are thought to have started from lightning strikes. The Russian Lake blaze was burning in mountain hemlock and...

 
 Local    June 18, 2015

Picnic and panning make perfect summer day

Members and friends of Mount Marathon Native Association take in the summer weather at Primrose for a little gold panning and a picnic on Saturday. David Moore set up the gold panning with the sluice...

 
 Local    June 18, 2015

Seward Halibut Tournament

Those tagged halibut continue to lurk in and around Resurrection Bay, though Seward Halibut Tournament fishers are not giving up pursuit of them. A few bigger fish took the bait this past week and...

 
 Local    June 18, 2015

Two Spring Creek inmates attempt to climb fence

Two inmates at Spring Creek Correctional Center tried to climb an inner perimeter fence in the recreation yard on June 11, according to Alaska State Troopers. The two were detained by corrections officers. According to the Department of Corrections...

 
 Local    June 18, 2015

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    June 11, 2015

New race comes to Seward

Not only will Seward host the always thrilling Mount Marathon races this Independence Day weekend, a new race comes to town. The competitors in Expedition Alaska arrive July 4 in Seward and will run t...

 
 Local    June 11, 2015

Summer is time for flying kites

A couple people fly their kite last week along Seward's waterfront while the southern breeze was compatible. Saturday the library offers a kite building workshop....

 
 Local    June 11, 2015

Seward Halibut Tournament

All the tagged halibut in the Seward Halibut Tournament are still lurking in the waters of and around Resurrection Bay. Nor have any legendary monster fish taken the bait Daily Winners June 1 - 124.8 lbs.; Ken Holderbaum,Texas; Tim Berg’s Grande...

 
 Local    June 11, 2015

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 Local    June 4, 2015

Waterfall's Legend

Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel on a warm summer day has many visitors. However, folks visit it all year round as it's known as a special place for sweethearts to meet, and once in awhile get married....

 

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