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Friday's Search for Michael LeMaitre on Mt. Marathon

Search For Runner Enters Third Day

The search of Mount Marathon continues today (Saturday) for runner Michael LeMaitre, who has been missing since late Wednesday afternoon. Today’s rescue involves 65 people divided into two groups. Alaska Mountain Rescue is heading a group of 30 searching the cliff face and steep trails using ropes and pulleys, Trooper […]

Today’s Search Fails To Find Hiker

Despite a lengthy, intensive search of Mount Marathon, with about 40 volunteers, trained rescuers and emergency service workers and search dogs Friday, Michael LeMaitre, the Mount Marathon race participant who never returned, was not found today. Rescue workers plan to return tomorrow to continue searching. Friends of the runner say the community […]

Beluga rescue draws specialists to Seward

Beluga rescue draws specialists to Seward

 By MARK THIESSEN Anchorage Daily News Mark Thiessen / Associated Press   This photo taken July 4, 2012, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, shows Elizabeth Davis from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, left, and Dennis Christen of the Georgia Aquarium feeding a bottle to a baby beluga […]

Thursday July 6 2012 Mt Marathon Rescue Briefing at Seward Fire Department. Heidi Zemach file photo.

Search For Missing Runner Resumes

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The search resumes this morning (Friday) on Mount Marathon for Michael LeMaitre, age 66, of Anchorage, who never returned from Wednesday’s men’s race, and was reported missing by family members. Today’s search follows an extensive search late Wednesday evening and all day Thursday. Rescue crews […]

Blackhawk searches mountains for missing racer. July 5, 2012

Search for Runner Still Underway

By Heidi Zemach for SCN A Blackhawk helicopter, a professional mountain rescue and search team from Anchorage, “Mountain Rescue,” have been helping search all day for a missing runner, who never made it back off the mountain yesterday following the men’s race,  but as of 3:00 p.m. Thursday, they had […]

Anchorage man seriously injured in fall

Anchorage man seriously injured in fall

    By DOYLE WOODY (07/04/12 22:24:28) SEWARD – A veteran men’s runner suffered significant injuries Wednesday in the Mount Marathon race when he apparently fell descending the cliffs at the mountain’s base, according to witnesses and a race official. Lori Draper of the race committee said the injured man […]

3 July Borough Assembly Report

3 July 2012 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our meeting, although short, was filled with ordinances. We enacted a total of thirteen ordinances by unanimous approval. These included Ordinance 2012-19-02 which accepted and appropriated $19,790.10 on behalf of the Bear Creek Fire Service Area, Ordinance 2012-22 defining that […]

Seeking Computer Instructor

The Seward Senior Center is seeking a contract computer instructor to teach “Introduction to the world wide web” for the more mature audience (4 students per class), focusing on the entry level student, email access, and medical information online. Classes will meet twice a week (total of two hours) for […]

July 4th Safety Tips For Your Pets

July 4th Safety Tips For Your Pets

4th of July fireworks are fun for us, but not so fun for our pets! Since a dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than ours, fireworks can be very alarming. Here are some tips on helping your dog cope with the 4th of July holiday from your friends at the […]

New pharmacy hours

Effective Monday, July 2nd, 2012, the Seward Safeway Pharmacy hours of operation will be 9:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. They will remain open Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. The pharmacy will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.

Arts Guide available online

Arts Guide available online

  Here is the link to the 2012-2013 guide to the arts and events statewide for Alaska. http://www.artalaska.info/ It may take a minute to open in Explorer, but loads quickly in Google Chrome and does well on IPads & IBooks. Seward was featured on several pages.    With your input, the […]

Weed Awareness Week

Weed Awareness Week

June 24th-30th is Weed Awareness Week. Why should you care? Invasive plants have the ability to outcompete native vegetation in a variety of ways such as an increased frost tolerance, swift germination, affixation of nitrogen or ability to increase salt content in soils, allelopathic properties (releasing chemicals from roots to […]

Rides Needed To Anchorage

Rion and Kate, two teachers from this week’s Bluegrass Camp For Kids, are seeking a ride back to Anchorage Monday, with their instruments. Contact Rion at 907 491-0240 or email banjorion@gmail.com if you’re going that way and have room for company. Thanks.

A Thank you

Lenny was found and is recouping from his ordeal. A big thanks to all that came together to help see that Lenny was recovered and survived his week alone. A big thanks to Lila Hurst, ACO Shelly McDowell and all the volunteers that went out diligently day after day to […]

6-19 Borough Assembly report

6-19-2012 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We had a fairly short meeting this week!! We heard the annual presentation on invasive weeds, and this year’s “weed smack down” will be held at Seward Middle School from 11-1 on Saturday, June 30. We had only four ordinances up for […]