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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....

 
 Local    June 4, 2015

Seward Halibut Tournament

As of press time one daily winner has been reported in the Seward Halibut Tournament. Ken Holderbaum of Texas brought in the big fish for June 1 – a 124.8 pounder aboard Berg’s Grande Slam. The Seward Chamber of Commerce sponsored tourney lasts...

 
 Local    June 4, 2015

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 Local    June 4, 2015

Gulf mariners have new coastal guide

Alaska Sea Grant has created a new online guide for mariners who plan to navigate their boats across the Gulf of Alaska. Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant marine recreation and tourism specialist, wrote “Gulf of Alaska Coastal Travel Routes” after...

 
 Local    June 4, 2015

Little League underway

The Little Leaguers are on the field, and have a summer of fun and learning baseball. The clubs are in need of equipment replacements and have one fundraiser each year – See's Candies available...

 
 Local    May 28, 2015

Seward High School graduates Class of 2015

The Seward High School gym was packed last Wednesday, May 20, for the graduation of this year's class of seniors. One of the largest groups of graduates Seward High has seen in years crowded the...

 
 Local    May 28, 2015

Enlisted folks treated to fishing

About 200 enlisted personnel were in Seward May 20 for the 9th Armed Services Combat Fishing Tournament. The event brought enlisted folks together with Seward charter boats for the thrill of catching...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Local    May 28, 2015

Fishers seek winner halibut in June tourney

The quest for tagged and big halibut begins Monday at Seward and continues through June. A couple notable changes happen with the Seward Halibut Tournament this year. First, instead of just one...

 
 Local    May 28, 2015

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