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One afternoon this past August, Kathy Gilley was walking with her dog, Jake, down Fifth Avenue. The next thing Gilley remembers is waking up in the hospital. In the intervening minutes, Gilley would learn later, she had a seizure and collapsed in the tall grass along the road.

Twice now, unknown parties have vandalized traffic signage on the Lowell Point Road, according to Public Works Director Doug Schoessler. The road was damaged in a storm last year and remains especially narrow in spots. 

The City Council will soon select a group of citizens to represent Seward on a upcoming trip to Obihiro, Japan. The application remains open, but closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. The application is available on the city’s homepage or at this link. The council will review all application…

The Blue Pipeline business incubator will accept applications for its first cohort of businesses through the end of the month, an extension beyond the initial Sept. 12 deadline. A pilot project of the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative, the incubator is a Seward-based support organization for “…

Sports/Outdoors

The Seward High School Seahawks lost the final home football game of the season 38–0 against the Houston High School Hawks. After a promising beginning in which the Seahawks drove to within five yards of a touchdown, Houston rallied, keeping the Seahawks on the defensive for most of the game.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will hold its 2018 trapping orientation class and snaring seminar on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.

With hunting season in parts of Alaska underway, Alaska Wildlife Troopers would like to remind hunters to be aware of their surroundings and take note of what is behind the wild game they are targeting. Whether utilizing firearms or archery equipment, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts ar…

Schools

Students from Seward’s middle and elementary school’s took trips into Kenai Fjords National Park in the last week, where they learned from park rangers about observing nature.

William H. Seward Elementary School held an open house last Thursday, drawing a crowd of families for the back-to-school presentation and chili dinner. Principal Alan Haskins reminded parents of the ins and outs of Seward Elementary and previewed upcoming changes for the school, which includ…

Tuesday was the beginning of the cross country running season for the budding athletes at William H. Seward Elementary School. Almost 30 fourth and fifth graders followed their adult coaches – Julie DeBoard, Julie Doepken, and Cee Jay Levine – across Sea Lion Drive to the softball diamond fo…

Obituaries

Leonard A. Benjamin (80) died of natural causes on September 11th, 2018; at his home outside of Dillon Montana. A private memorial will be hel…

Terrance S. LeClair, 58, of Seward, formerly of Browns Valley, Minn., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2018. The fa…

Jessie L Killgore, Jr., age 78,  passed away from pancreatic cancer on the morning of June 27, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Features

DENALI NATIONAL PARK — When I was 12 years old, I didn’t know permafrost was like frozen lasagna. I didn’t know what permafrost was. I grew up in a small town on the Hudson River in New York.

Leaving cloven hoofprints from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, more than 3,500 muskoxen live in Alaska. All of those shaggy, curly-horned beasts came from one group of muskoxen that survived a most remarkable journey in the 1930s.

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Maybe she has the right idea, the arctic ground squirrel. Sniffing the chilly air, looking up to see the first stars of the season, she has decided to check out. A few weeks shy of fall equinox, the squirrel is now bunkered up for winter, three feet beneath the tundra of the North Slope.

Opinion

Seward High School’s Problem Solving and Design with Technology class would like to thank the Seward Community Foundation (SCF) for their gene…

On behalf of the Seward Area Hospice Board and myself, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Providence Seward Medical & Car…