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Turn Back the Pages – May 17, 1987


May 17, 1987

The Seward Phoenix LOG

Council Favors Ballpark Lands Stay Recreational - Officers of the local Little League organization asked the City Council at Monday night’s special meeting, if the land upon which the two existing ball parks are located could be dedicated to its present purpose. The Little League enthusiasts feared that with the impending growth of the community, the land might be sold for developmental purposes. “There is not much land set aside in Seward for recreation purposes,” said Laura Straley, speaking to the group. Council discussion indicated favor for the land being set aside for recreation, but City Manager Filip said the City might not have clear title to the land on which the second ball park is located.

Gov. Hammond To Address Shs Graduating Class – The commencement address for the Seward High School class of 1976 will be given by Gov. Jay Hammond. He will be introduced by Seward’s own Lee McAnerney, who is commissioner of Community and Regional Affairs for the state. The valedictory address will be given by Susie Urbach and the salutatory address by Theresa Nord.

Specking Declares – Rep. Keith Specking phoned the LOG Tuesday to inform his constituents that he has filed his declaration of candidacy for re-election. “It has been very gratifying to serve as your representative these past six years. I look forward to serving another term,” Specking said.

School Lunch Price Going Up – Hot lunches are due to go up next year, with Don Kirkpatrick of the borough school administration recommending the following boosts: Kindergarten-2nd grade, from 65 cents to 75 cents; 7-12, 85 cents to $1; and adults, $1.20 to $1.35. These prices are still below Anchorage schools, with next year about on a level with Anchorage prices from last year.

This Week In City Hall – During the rest of May and through June, the City will assist local residents in their clean-up activities by parking a dump truck overnight at a requested location. Residents may then fill the truck with trash and litter. The truck will be taken away the following morning and dumped by city employees.

Liberty Theatre – Now showing: “Toklat” and “Rio Lobo.” Coming Soon: “Pete and Tillie.”

Early Fishing Forecast Made – Anxious anglers are reminded by the Department of Fish and Game that the ice on most western lowland Kenai Peninsula lakes is not expected to disappear until mid to late May.

Terry’s Chevron Service – Open 7 days a week to serve you. Repairs and Service.

Mental Health Funds Sought – Last week two members of the Seward Council on Community Services members staff, Mental Health Counselor Pat Ryan and Clint Ice, the executive director, along with Keith Campbell, Seward General Hospital administrator, drove to Anchorage to present the council’s mental health program grant proposal for fiscal year 1977 to the Alaska Division of Mental Health staff. The proposal was well received and Campbell’s presentation as a board member significantly increased the chances of full funding.

Seward Fisheries – Processing Icicle & Viking Brand Seafoods.

Nichols Presents Wildsheep Report – Lyman Nichols presented a 28-page abstract as part of the second North American Wildsheep Conference held in Denver last month. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together wildlife ecologists, managers and administrators concerned with wildsheep in North America to discuss programs, problems and needs in bighorn management and research.

Alaska Railroad – Port Activities: The chip ship Oji Maru departed May 19 for Japan. May 28 the Northland Marine Lines barge will make port with a cargo of commercial freight. June 3 NML’s barge will discharge commercial cargo. June 3 the PAL barge Oregon will arrive from Portland with a cargo of commercial freight.

Burn To Increase Moose Browse – Controlled burns will be conducted in the Chugach National Forest this spring to study the use of fire to improve moose habitat, according to Forest Supervisor Clay Beal. Small study areas near Cooper Landing will be burned to produce the young, vigorous vegetation that is required by moose for food.

The First National Bank of Anchorage – First Class. We’d like to wish the 1976 graduating seniors the best.

Campgrounds Open 28th – Chugach Forest Campground on the Kenai Peninsula will open May 28, the Friday preceding the Memorial Day weekend.

Pioneer Bar & Liquor Store – Grand Opening. Greet old friends and make new ones at the Pioneer Bar Tuesday, May 25. Live music and dancing.


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