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It has been almost two months since I returned from my week in Reykjavik, Iceland, where I attended the Sixth Annual Planet Youth Conference. I initially meant to record every experience and lesson so I could share it, but instead found COVID-19 too distracting. Now that things have slowed d…

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The 93rd running of the Mount Marathon Race has been postponed according to the Mount Marathon Race Committee. The committee says a date for running the race has not been set. A decision to run the race over the Labor Day Weekend will be made no later than June 1. If the race is not run duri…

Sports/Outdoors

The 2019-2020 Seward boys basketball season was three years in the making. Most of the team consisted of players who grew up playing basketball at the AVTEC gym, and the majority of the team played together for three years at Seward High School.

On Wednesday, April 22, Connor Spanos, Seward High School athletic star, signed his letter of intent to swim for Southwestern Oregon Community College. Virtually surrounded by his coaches, family, and friends, Spanos officialized the commitment on a Zoom call last week. 

Seward High School junior Sam Paperman finished his first Mid-Distance dogsled race on Feb. 8, the Willow Junior 100 Sled Dog Race. The race attracted 12 mushers, aged 12 to 17. Sixteen-year-old Paperman finished seventh in the two-day race. Paperman’s final time to mush the 100 miles was 11…

The Urbach's Youth Basketball League has a coach shortage and needs your help to help ensure an awesome season! All levels of coaching are welcomed and some guidance will be provided. If interested, please call 224-4054 for details on how to sign up! A coaching application is available here.

Schools

The 2019-2020 Seward boys basketball season was three years in the making. Most of the team consisted of players who grew up playing basketball at the AVTEC gym, and the majority of the team played together for three years at Seward High School.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is conducting a survey for students and parents regarding remote learning following this year’s changes as part of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district said in a letter, “We’ve all learned and experienced a lot, and want to capture the learnings. To…

It has been almost two months since I returned from my week in Reykjavik, Iceland, where I attended the Sixth Annual Planet Youth Conference. I initially meant to record every experience and lesson so I could share it, but instead found COVID-19 too distracting. Now that things have slowed d…

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

Longtime Seward Resident, Kathleen Vay Verschueren, 72, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at her home in Seward with her family by her side.

John Storrs French (aka Jessie), 71, passed away in his home in Seward, on Jan. 24, 2020. John was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsy…

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It was the first weekend in May, and Alaskans were getting out. Emboldened by words from the governor to get outside, or more likely their desires to escape the house, people were driving south on the Richardson Highway from Fairbanks.

Opinion

I am overwhelmed by the unquestionable strength and character of our community of Seward. Like many organizations on the frontlines of the COV…

No one could blame residents, taxpayers and electric ratepayers of Seward for being super distracted the last few months. With the onset of CO…

Unfortunately, price gouging appears regularly with natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes. As citizens try to pr…