Scenes Around Town

Want to see your photo posted here? Send your photos to news@sewardjournal.com

News

Alaska State Troopers allege that a local man coerced his 10-year-old granddaughter into touching his penis, according to charging documents filed this week in the Seward court.

The State of Alaska Division of Forestry has issued a total burn ban for the Kenai Peninsula and other areas of the state, responding to dry conditions and a high number of wildfires burning across the state.

Firefighting crews have stopped the southward growth of the 70,000-acre Swan Lake Fire along a line north of the Sterling Highway. The fire continues to burn freely deep in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness in areas that have not seen extensive wildland fires for decades.

The City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center are looking for instruction from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal agency that administers the health center program. 

A Seward woman has been charged with felony theft after she allegedly stole a long list of personal items – including silver and gold jewelry, sleeping bags, and Nike Jordan tennis shoes – from a campsite in the Williams Park Campground near the Seward waterfront. 

Around Town

Three days of free camp for kids grades 6-8 at the KM Rae Building. Camp will be July 24-26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids can become certified in CPR and First Aid, and learn about health and wellness. There will be games, activities, and the opportunity to meet first responders. Space is limited,…

Join the Kenai Mountains – Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area in its inaugural Mineshaft Grinder to celebrate the mining history by ushering racers up Palmer Creek Road on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Alaska SeaLife Center Annual Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk Aug. 3, 2019, registration at 10 a.m. Event starts at noon. $40 per person, $35 in advance. Sign up at www.alaskasealife.org.

The Seward High School Booster Club Best Ball Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The entry fee for the tournament is $100. To reserve your spot, contact Kim Reierson at (907) 362-1888 or skiprei@gci.net.

Sports/Outdoors

The Chugach National Forest is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence. The Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence is a unique opportunity where the artist stays at a remote wilderness cabin and is paired with a wilderness ranger on th…

The Seward Halibut Tournament, now in its 13th year, opened over the weekend, this time with a few changes to the prizes handed out to lucky anglers. A production of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, the tournament for the first time will offer awards specifically for competitors on private bo…

The USDA Forest Service, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and the Cooperative Extension Service remind residents and land owners that Southcentral Alaska continues to be heavily impacted by a spruce beetle outbreak that has occurred over the last few years. Warmer spring temperatures …

Registration for individuals for the Lost Lake Run lottery opens on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 6 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 3 at midnight. Registration can be made from the race homepage at www.lostlakerun.com using the register button. The race will be held on Aug. 24 to support tho…

Schools

The two unions that represent educators and support staff in Kenai Peninsula Borough schools may strike this coming fall, after membership in both unions voted around 3-to-1 in favor of striking, according to a joint press release from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai …

The two unions that represent public school employees on the Kenai Peninsula announced Thursday that they are preparing to strike over stalled negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

She was a child of the Ozarks and the Depression. Helen Joyce Gourley was delivered into this world by her country doctor grandfather in Bado,…

“Lines of latitude run east and west but are measured 90 degrees north of the equator and 90 degrees south of the equator; Lines of longitude …

Features

During Patrick Druckenmiller's not-so-restful sabbatical year of 2015, he flew to museums around the world. In Alberta and then London, the University of Alaska Museum’s curator of earth science looked at bones of dinosaurs similar to ones found in northern Alaska. 

  • +3

The relocation of an Alaska village is happening fast this summer, after many years of planning and work. Observers say Newtok’s transition to Mertarvik is flying along because it has to — the Ninglick River bank is crumbling less than 10 yards from a Newtok home.

Opinion

On behalf of Seward Area Hospice, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to The Seward Community Foundation for the grant we received…

Seward Community Foundation is essential in building a vibrant, strong community in partnership with Seward schools and service organizations …