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This week, instead of your regularly scheduled Kid’s Page, we bring you a special Puppy Page edition. Local animal humane organization Save Our Seward Pets held a fundraiser on Saturday in which pet owners posed with their pets for Valentine’s Day themed photos. Organizers called the event, …

The Seward area will soon have two retail cannabis stores, the first such enterprises since Alaskans voted to legalize recreational marijuana in a 2014 ballot measure. 

Interim City Manager Jeff Bridges will leave his position when his contract expires in March, returning to the East Coast to be closer to his family, he told the Journal. Bridges joined the City of Seward in September after the departure of previous city manager Jim Hunt.

In preparation for a March referendum, the City of Seward will hold an informational meeting to provide “accurate and impartial information for and against the passage of Referendum No. 1,” which would place the city under the jurisdiction of the state’s Public Employment Relations Act.

Around Town

A Falls Prevention program led by Life Coach Rachel Dowwill be held at the Senior Center on Feb. 19 at 10:40 a.m. Join other students as you learn to incorporate exercise back into your daily routine & walk safely throughout the winter. Incentives include walking poles and ice cleats. Si…

The 22nd annual Alaska Regional National Ocean Bowl competition (known as the Alaska Tsunami Bowl) will be held at Seward High School on February 21-24th. This event is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and has occurred in Seward every year …

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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

Mary Annette Bryant (Cange), resident of Seward, Alaska, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2018. Mary was born in Anchorage, Alaska on …

Boatswain Mate Chief Petty Officer Gerald F. Pickett USCG retired died in Seward on September 7, 2018, of natural causes.   

Features

Across Alaska and a sliver of western Canada, 280 seismic stations silently do their jobs. Hidden in dark holes drilled into rock in boreal forest, northern tundra and mountaintops, the instruments wait patiently for the next tremor.

Opinion

I was blown away this past Thursday when I opened the door of the Seward Food Bank and found the table, carts, and floor filled with boxes and…

The American Legion Seward Post 5, Sons of American Legion, and the Auxiliary donated $7,000 to fund “Take a Veteran to Lunch”, a Seward Senio…