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Bycatch – fish that are harvested in a fishery but are not sold or kept – has become an increasing issue of concern with the decline in the number of halibut, crab, and certain salmon stokes. To address the issue, Governor Dunleavy has formed a task force to help understand the impact of uni…

The Seward Chamber of Commerce now has a new Executive Director. On Monday it was announced that Chamber Marketing and Communications Director Kat Sorensen has assumed the post vacated by Jason Bickling, who was hired away as Community Development Director for the city in October. 

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Eastern Kenai Peninsula including Turnagain Arm. Snow fall up to 10 inches and winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour with guests up to 35 miles per hour are expected to create whiteout conditions. Travel is expected to be ve…

A Seward man was killed on Saturday when a non-commercial van crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the vehicle he was driving head-on. Alaska State Troopers (AST) were summoned at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening to mile 64 of the Sterling Highway and discovered 26-year-old Sewar…

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Seward Community Health Center is now offering three coronavirus vaccine clinics each week. On Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. the Modera vaccine is available. On Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon the J & J vaccine is available, and on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available. Please call (907) 2…

Tot-Time, hosted by the Seward Parks and Rec Department at the Seward Community Library. The program will last one hour every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. Stories, songs, playtime, socializing, crafts, and much more. Email jrutledge@cityofseward.net with any questions.

Bring your kids for breakfast with Santa. All kids will receive breakfast provided by the Rotary Club, picture with Santa provided by the Senior Center, a great holiday atmosphere, and a stuffed animal provided by the Youth Leadership Council. Registration is at Seward.recdesk.com. Funding f…

Sports/Outdoors

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) will hold its annual Gingerbread Dunk and Candy Cane Splash meets this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. This year marks the first meet at which the club will host visiting teams since COVID precautions necessitated the cancellation of last year’s event. The …

Seward’s favorite Olympian Lydia Jacoby has presented the country’s highest coaching award to the trainer who proved instrumental in guiding her to an Olympic gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke last summer. The prestigious Order of Ikkos, named for first Ancient Greek Olympic coach Ikkos of…

The Seward High swim team competed in the Palmer Invite swim meet over the weekend, with several standouts in both individual and relay events. Coach Solomon D’Amico returned from the meet encouraged by his team’s energy and their triumph over the additional challenges presented by the meet …

Schools

Seward High sophomore Nora Andrews has been appointed Teen Miss Alaska Earth and is set to compete in the Teen Miss Earth USA pageant in Orlando, Florida in January. New to the pageant world as of 2021, Andrews first competed last May in the Teen Miss Alaska pageant, where her fellow contest…

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

Ronda Kay Lange passed away quietly at home from complications due to COVID-19 on October 31, 2021. Ronda was born in Ely, Minnesota on Octobe…

Roger Paul Bleth was born in Vancouver, Washington on August 29, 1949, to George Joseph Bleth and June Iris Bleth. He lost a courageous battle…

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“This evening I sat on my driftwood pile admiring my cabin. Pale blue wood smoke rose up through the dark boughs of the spruce and beyond, looming huge and majestic, the jagged peak of Craig Mountain. The cabin was complete now except for the fireplace and maybe later on, a cache up on poles…

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The research vessel Sikuliaq navigated among and around the chunks and slabs of Arctic sea ice above Alaska for several weeks on two voyages this fall, breaking through frozen slabs when it had to, just as its sturdy hull is designed to do. It's now on a third trip.

Opinion

I don't know if this is the right place, but I want to say thank you for your free printing of obituaries. Especially for the one for Joanne H…

A great big thank you to my three Alaska children Donna Mclean, Sean Mclean, and BJ Mclean for their help with making my 90th birthday a big s…