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June 28, 2001

The Seward Phoenix LOG

Out of control: Kenai Lake fire jumps boundaries, threatens homes – Volunteer firefighters from Moose Pass, Bear Creek and Seward have joined wildfire crews from Alaska and the Lower 48 to battle a 2,100-acre forest fire on Kenai Lake’s north shore that threatens the evacuation of nearby residents. Tuesday afternoon Alaska State Troopers alerted people in Lawing, Crown Point and Moose Pass to pack their things in case an evacuation was ordered.

Providence and Wesley boards discuss merger – Rumors of a potential merger between Providence Seward Medical Center and Wesley Rehabilitation and Care Center have Wesley staff concerned about the future of the nursing home and their jobs. And many employees of the long-term care facility, located a stone’s throw from the medical center, say they’re getting no support from Wesley’s board of trustees.

How does your garden grow? – Gardening in Seward doesn’t come easy. But many local gardeners are having a great time accepting the challenge. Wilma Lind’s early-Seward home on Third Avenue surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of various species is a prime example. Stop by and take a look. But gardening in Seward isn’t just digging a hole, plopping in a seed and sitting back while the plants burst from the dirt.

Helly Hanson Seward4th of July Sale.

Bear Lake man handles highway litter – While many addicts spend a lifetime attempting to rid themselves of their habit, Sam Daniel is indulging his. Daniel, often referred to as the “tall man in the white hat,” said he’s becoming addicted to picking up trash along area roads. And he’s been doing just that since the former Seward High School counselor retired in 1986.

Resurrection Roadhouse – More food and fun at the Roadhouse!

Acoustic group to perform July 4 - Commonbond, the acoustic partnership of singer-songwriter Mary Beth de Pompa and Ashley Miller, will perform at 7:30 p.m., July 4, at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery. The duo has been compared to everything from blues queen Bonnie Raitt to Barenaked Ladies.

Kenai Fjords Tours – Alaska’s #1 Wildlife and Glacier Cruise.

City may buy hatchery – The City of Seward has entered into preliminary discussions that could add a shellfish hatchery to its list of real estate holdings. City Manager Scott Janke discussed the possibility of assuming ownership of the Qutekcak Shellfish Hatchery from Alaska Department of Fish and Game with John White, the agency’s procurement officer, via teleconference on June 7. “We’re just now exploring the possibilities. There’s nothing concrete right now,” said White from his Juneau office.

Miller’s Landing – Seward’s Best Oceanfront Resort.

One less bunkhouse – Holland America has scrapped plans for one of the two bunkhouses it wanted to move into Leirer Industrial Subdivision this summer for its motor coach drivers. At a special meeting last week, the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission approved Holland America’s application for a conditional use permit to move in two manufactured homes on a parcel subleased from Randy Becker and John Woodruff. Because the approval process became a bit too lengthy, regional manager Tony Hancuff said Holland America wouldn’t bring in a 14-by-70-foot three bedroom manufactured home as planned. Instead the tour company will settle for the 30-by-50-foot structure with eight bedrooms.

Peking Chinese Cuisine – Peking Special: Kung Pao Halibut.

Class reunion Saturday – The 10-year reunion for the Seward High School class of 1991 will be held Saturday at Resurrection Roadhouse. Present and former Seward High School staff members and parents are invited to attend.

Subway – Less fat is better.

4th of July color contest – The Seward American Legion Auxiliary invites area youngsters to enter its Fourth of July coloring contest. Kids can pick up contest forms at either Eagle Quality Center or Three Bears.

Oriental Gardens – All you can eat Lunch Buffet & Salad Bar, $6.95.

Prize patriotism – Seward Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fourth of July decoration contest. Show your patriotic spirit by dressing up your home or business with stars and stripes or your own Independence Day motif and get in the running for a $200 prize.

Former Sewardite promoted – Former Sewardite Brent Mahanhas been named the director of the Portland District Hydroelectric Design Center, Corps of Engineers, a corps newsletter said.

Providence Seward Medical Center – Providence Seward wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July.

Bay tour for seniors – Monty Richardson will captain a four- to five-hour tour of Resurrection Bay aboard the Irish Lord for senior citizens on July 6.

Southcentral Navigator – Seward Highway, MP 8 to 18, Grouse Creek Canyon: Road construction will continue through September.

Fishing update – Halibut and rockfish fishing is good all along the North Gulf Coast out of Resurrection Bay. Trolling for king salmon remains slow and the beach fisheries for king salmon near Lowell Creek and the Seward Lagoon outflow also remains slow.

Kenai Peninsula Borough – Free Junk Vehicle Disposal, June 28-30, Seward Solid Waste Transfer Facility.

Food for fire – With extra mouths to feed, cafes and restaurants in Moose Pass and Crown Point are scrambling to cook up the grub. It’s been three days of cooking dinner for people fighting the fire, Moose Pass Inn owner Linda Sherill said Wednesday morning.

Classified ads – Lowrey oak piano, excellent condition, $1,700. Garage sale, Absolutely humongous sale, tools, pottery, household items, 4 families leftovers, no clothes, Sat & Sun. Australian shepherds, AKC & ASEA registered. Marine surveys, ultrasonic testing, corrosion analysis, member of U.S. Surveyors Association, Ron Long.


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