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The 67th annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is set to begin at 6 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 13. Continuing until noon on Sunday, Aug. 21, the derby will bring anglers from all corners of the globe to the waters of Resurrection Bay to compete for a host of prizes, most notably the heaviest silve…

On Monday the City Council held a special meeting to decide the location for a new Public Works facility to replace the existing facility at 434 Sixth Avenue. Up for consideration were three potential sites — an eight-acre parcel between Dieckgraeff Road and Hemlock Avenue currently used as …

On Monday the Seward City Council voted to let the citizens of Seward decide whether to sell the city’s electric utility. In a special election to be held on May 2, 2023, all eligible voters within city limits will determine the fate of the utility, pending an acceptable offer from potential…

Local responders assisted with the extraction of an injured hiker from the Harding Icefield Trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park Saturday evening. Troopers were notified of the injured hiker at approximately 6 p.m. The 911 call indicated the hiker had sustained a lower leg injury approxim…

Around Town

The Seward Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20, 27; September 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to Ranting Raven on Fourth Avenue downtown. For more information or to become a vender go to https://www.hikeseward.com/programs/seward-farmers-market/.

The contractor scheduled to complete the blasting work on the Seward Highway between mile markers 17 and 22.5 has delayed the blasting begin date until Monday, July 18 due to a delay in mobilizing equipment.

Sports/Outdoors

The 67th annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is set to begin at 6 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 13. Continuing until noon on Sunday, Aug. 21, the derby will bring anglers from all corners of the globe to the waters of Resurrection Bay to compete for a host of prizes, most notably the heaviest silve…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the Seward Lagoon Youth Only Fishery through Wednesday, July 13 to provide more opportunity for anglers 15 years of age and younger to harvest king salmon returning to the Seward Lagoon. The Seward Lagoon and waters draining out of the Sewa…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is liberalizing existing sport fishing regulations by increasing the sockeye salmon bag and possession limits to 12 fish per day and 12 fish in possession in the Resurrection River and adjacent saltwaters of Resurrection Bay. These regulator…

Schools

A social media post yesterday indicated that Seward Elementary School would not have breakfast or lunch meal service when school opens due to the lack of a food service manager. The district has updated the information today.

Three Seward Elementary students have rocketed to PBS superstardom with their recent appearance on the nationally distributed animated children’s program "Molly of Denali," the first show of its kind to center around an Alaskan Native as its lead character. Season two, episode eight, ‘Sea Li…

8th Grade: Emerson Cross, Emily Anger*, Evelyn Bukac*, Grace Schaefermeyer*, Jennifer Fernandez*, Iver Gates, Lane Petersen, Lola Swanson*, Lucy Bamford*, Olive Johnson, Madeleine Haas*, Makena DesErmia*, Mason Elhard, Mikinley Williams, Pamela Hillestad, Sampson Antrim, Poppy Terry*, Olin L…

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

Bruce Edwards Martin, age 70 of Seward, passed away July 5, 2022. Born June 4, 1952 in Nome, Alaska. to Philip and Ruth (Pleasant) Martin, Bru…

Features

When my little Ford pickup chugged into Alaska 36 years ago this month, I didn’t know a wheel dog from a dog salmon. You could have told me the North Slope was connected to the Panhandle by the Chain and I would have believed you.

In late summer, a few months before this mossy valley will feel the sting of 40-below air, bright red salmon dart through a crystal-clear pool amid fragrant green vegetation. The Gulkana Hatchery has a Garden-of-Eden feel, which is fitting since millions of sockeye salmon begin life here each year.

Last week I was watching a classic comedy movie from the late ‘70s where the star and crew drive a pickup from the West Coast to Denver. Just after passing over the Continental Divide a scene of him filling up caught my attention, as it was at a familiar self-service fuel station from my hom…

Opinion

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses that have awarded me scholarships after graduating from Seward High School. …

If you know someone who worked as a substitute teacher this school year, please tell them thank you. I’m not sure if everyone in the community…