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Feb. 11, 1988

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City considers campground closures – An ordinance that would keep the “destitute” and “squatters” from camping in City campgrounds during the winter months was introduced and passed in an amended version by City Council Monday night. If passed in its original form, the ordinance would have allowed the city to close the City’s public campgrounds between Oct. 1 and May 14 annually. After debate, an amendment was added that read “except for those areas opened by resolution for special events by the City Council.”

Urbach’s – Say “I Love You,” with a Valentine Gift from Urbach’s

Oil rig Key Hawaii off to Africa – Sightseers in cars and assorted passersby turned out Saturday to watch the oil drilling platform Key Hawaii, a familiar sight in the Bay since 1985, loaded on board a semi-submersible vessel for the two-month trip to Gabon, West Africa.

Jobs bill includes Seward – Seward area legislators have decided to include $500,000 worth of local construction projects in the governor’s “jobs bill,” Acting City Manager Daryl Schaefermeyer announced at the City Council meeting Monday night. The money is part of the $75 million bill sponsored by Gov. Steve Cowper to be divvied up throughout the state to create jobs this year for Alaskans.

Liberty Theatre – Now showing: “Cinderella.” Coming attraction: “Suspect.”

Exciting basketball season ends for Seahawks girls – The Seward High girls varsity basketball team wound up an exciting season with three good games in the state championship for AAA schools last weekend. Unfortunately, the girls came up five points short of an outstanding showing as they lost the opener to Barrow by three points and then dropped their third game by one to the team from Bethel. The Seahawks placed sixth overall.

Horizons Travel – “First in Seward - First in Travel” Let us play cupid! Visit Australia for their Bicentennial Celebration.

Superintendent chosen for Spring Creek Correction Facility – The assistant superintendent of Highland Mt. Correctional Center has been selected as superintendent of the state’s new 412 bed maximum security prison in Seward, Department of Corrections officials announced Tuesday. Richard C. Schoeffel, 48, a 10-year veteran employee of DOC with 29 years military service was selected from a field of nine applicants, DOC Assistant Director of Southcentral Region, Allan Cooper said.

White Construction & Floor Covering – New construction & remodeling.

Policeman’s Ball – Kick up your heels! Dress is semi-formal. Dancing. Door prizes. Dinner.

Mount Marathon 7-time winner competing in Olympics – Seward’s Mount Marathon Race record holder and seven-time champ Bill Spencer, will compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Known to some as The Legend of Mount Marathon, the lanky dark-haired lad with the ever-present smile will race in the 30 kilometer, 4 x 10 kilometer and 50 kilometer races.

Alaska Shop – Remember all your Valentine’s!

Andrijanoff credits staff for Parks & Rec success – Seward Parks and Rec director Judy Andrijanoff formerly turned over the helm to newly hired directory Mike Yanez after three years overseeing the direction of the department, thanking a staff of about 10 full- and part-time employees, and the community for their support.

Chimney fire season – ‘Tis the season for chimney fires, according to the Seward Fire Department, which responded to six incidents involving wood stoves or fireplaces during January.

Breeze Inn – Tired of Pizza To-Go? The Breeze Inn introduces Chicken Buckets To-Go.

City responsible for final repair of TV – The City of Seward is responsible for fixing the Mount Wolcott television translator one last time, Acting City Manager Daryl Schaefermeyer said this week. Under the contract the City has with Denali Broadcasting for maintenance of the mountain top translator, the City is obliged to replace a backup system with a repaired primary translator.

Petro Marine – A Salute To The Alaskan Refiners: Petro Marine salutes our Alaskan refiners. We appreciate and support the in-state presence of Chevron USA, Mapco Alaska Petroleum and Tesoro Alaska by buying our bulk petroleum products exclusively from these Alaskan companies.


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