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Prosecutors in the case of David Endresen, the 64-year-old Seward man accused of amassing a collection of child pornography, have put together a plea deal that would see most of the charges against Endresen dropped, according to documents filed in the Third District Superior Court.

Harbor 360 Hotel owner Tom Tougas has two additional lodging projects in the works, both of them on Third Avenue. Although the two projects are moving forward simultaneously, Tougas says that they had divergent origins and answer to different kinds of lodging demands.

The firm hired by the Seward City Council to conduct the city’s annual financial statement audit has completed its examination of the city’s finances and closed the books on 2018. The audit report contains no findings, reflecting the auditors’ opinion that the city’s financial statements cor…

Around Town

Ride to Fight Suicide from Soldotna to Seward. Rider will meet on Aug. 31 at Ammo-Can Coffee Shop in Soldotna at 11:30 a.m. and congregate at the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 2:30 p.m. for a ride through Seward.

The movies, "Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History" and "Waves Over Seward," will be shown daily at 2 p.m., Monday-Saturday at the Seward Community Library & Museum, 239 Sixth Avenue. Each movie lasts 25 minutes and will be shown back to back. Donations are accepted and are split b…

Sports/Outdoors

Stiff winds upended the annual Tail of the Bear regatta on Bear Lake Saturday. Race organizers scrambled to reorganize the event on the spot as heavy winds out of the north created choppy rowing conditions that threatened to swamp smaller racing shells.

The Seward High School Seahawks lost their first home game – and first football game of the high school season – against the Munroe Catholic Rams of Fairbanks on Friday. The final score was 44–38 in overtime.

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…

Schools

The Seward High School Seahawks lost their first home game – and first football game of the high school season – against the Munroe Catholic Rams of Fairbanks on Friday. The final score was 44–38 in overtime.

The two unions that represent employees in Kenai Peninsula schools rejected an offer Tuesday from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and countered with their own, which the district is evaluating prior to another round of bargaining.

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

Sheila Leigh Scoby, a long-time resident of Alaska, died February 18, 2019 at the home she shared with her husband, Jack, in Sierra Vista, Ari…

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,…

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Alaska had been a state for one year in 1960 when its department of fish and game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. At the time, the remote 45-square-mile island exposed to the open Pacific had a high density of blacktailed deer and no wolves. That summer, biologists from Fish and Game released two pairs of wolves on the island.

Opinion

This year has been one of triumphs and challenges for our town. We've exercised our democratic process by choosing new leadership for our town…

I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generous scholarship awards, which will assist me greatly to pursue…

Seward and the Eastern Kenai Peninsula have a new opportunity to save the long runway at the Seward airport; we had better take advantage.