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Seward senior Emma Moore collapses into the arms of teammate Dania Schulze after running to a fifth-place finish at the state cross-country meet in Anchorage. Moore helped lead Seward to third in the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Voters give Squires a landslide victory in race for mayor's role

Amazingly, after months of talks and planning, the only thing the Seward voters accomplished during Tuesday’s regular election was selecting a new mayor. Former Seward fire chief and city councilman David Squires earned a landslide victory in the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Bear put down after trying to enter Seward residence

Officers with the Seward Police Department took lethal action against a black bear that attempted to gain entrance into a residence last week. According to SPD records, officers were summoned to a local residence when a woman notified them that a...

 

Flooding concerns rise as rain continues

Rain, or to be more precise the amount of it, has certainly gotten the attention of residents and local officials over the past few days. Heavy rainfall totals in September have created flooding concerns in parts of Seward and the eastern Kenai...

 

Council promotes Ballou to clerk role

In the end, the Seward City Council only had to look just outside the city clerk's office to find a replacement for departing clerk Johanna Kinney. On Friday the council voted to appoint Deputy City...

 

'Friends' to host chili cook-off gala on Oct. 7

Friends of the Seward Library will be staging a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two best chilies entered. The event is open to anyone but is being limited to 10 entries. Individuals can...

 

STF shifting to winter hours on Oct. 1

The Seward Transfer Facility will be transitioning to normal winter hours beginning this weekend, according to a memo from officials with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department. Effective Sunday, October 1, the Seward Transfer Facility...

 

Council interviews Ballou for clerk post

Tommy Wells Seward Phoenix LOG And then there was one. The Seward City Council didn’t have to eliminate anyone during their search for a potential replacement for the city clerk position. The candidates did it themselves. Earlier this month the...

 

KPB mayoral hopefuls air views at 'Meet the Candidates' forum

Seward voters got a chance to get up close and personal with the candidates seeking borough and local offices on Monday, Sept. 18, at a special "Meet the Candidates" forum. The event was sponsored by...

 

Residents irked at cost of electricity

The Seward City Council chambers were lit up on Monday evening for its regular meeting. Only this time, it was a group of local residents delivering a charge over high electrical costs. Noting that some electrical utility bills had increased...

 

'Jaws drop' during Corps' flood-control inspection tour

Seward City Manager Jim Hunt believes elected officials from Washington, D.C., and the Army Corps of Engineers received a big wake-up call last week during their visit to the Lowell Point Diversion Tunnel as part of their review of the aging flood...

 

Residents need to be 'bear aware' with recent visits

With the end of the summer season, another season begins on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. Bear season. That has become evident over the past few weeks as at least two black bears have made appearances...

 
 By Tommy Wels    Local    September 14, 2017

City fills spots on October election, canvass boards

The Seward City Council appointed several residents to the Election and Canvas boards on Monday during their regular election. In all, nine residents were placed on the two bodies. Named to the Election Board for the upcoming October 3 municipal...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    September 7, 2017

Mustang crew sends aid to Gulf Coast victims

The crew of the USCG Mustang got into the helping spirit recently by collecting items for emergency responders and victims of Hurricane Harvey, a Class 4 storm that struck the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25. The storm dumped more than 50 inches of...

 

USAF, city end lease on former recreation camp

The long wait for the U.S. government to end its long-term lease on the former U.S. Air Force recreation camp in Seward came to an end last week when city officials were notified the lease had been relinquished. According to the city, the property...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 24, 2017

City, borough elections are now set for voters

Residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough will have plenty of choices to make on October 3 when they go to the polls to cast their ballots in the General Election. In all, Seward voters will be helping to decide several key borough seats as well as...

 

Annual Founder's Day celebration is Aug. 28

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will host the annual Founders' Day celebration from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum. The event honors those who...

 

Council authorizes city manager to purchase loader for SMIC

The Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) will be getting some much-needed equipment soon, thanks to the Seward City Council. Members of the council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Jim Hunt to purchase an L70 loader from Construction...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 24, 2017

Erickson claims top prize in Rotary's annual duck race

Dana Erickson can officially claim to be Seward's best duck racer for the 2017 calendar year. She has the check to prove it. Erickson won the Rotary Club's annual Duck Race event on Sunday afternoon...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Houston angler nabs truck in Silver Derby

Ian Wetherhorn will be the first person to tell anyone bigger is always better. Especially when it comes to competing in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Wetherhorn landed the first "big" fish of the w...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Seven file for spots on October city ballot

The ballots haven’t been cast, but the names that will appear on the upcoming General Election have been penciled in. A total of seven candidates filed their intentions with the Seward City Clerk earlier this week to seek spots on the Seward City...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 17, 2017

Kinney stepping down as city clerk

The City of Seward will be losing one of its top officials in the next few weeks. Longtime Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney has announced she will be resigning, effective October 9, to take the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 10, 2017

Salmon Derby set to begin on Saturday

Anglers from throughout the state—as well as the rest of the nation—will be converging on Seward over the next few days hoping to turn silver into green. Silver salmon, that is. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 3, 2017

Residents turn out to meet exchange students

\On Monday evening, famed musher Jujiro Wada would have been exceptionally proud of his former home and the one he helped pioneer. Maybe even more so after learning the five high school students who...

 

New road going down ...

Paving crews apply a layer of asphalt at the corner of Fitfh Avenue and Madison Street on Monday....

 

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