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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2003

North Peninsula council to meet

The North Peninsula Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center to discuss the Nikiski traffic study. All residents of the North Peninsula are welcome. For more information, call 776-3257.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will visit various sites on the Kenai Peninsula this week. The representative will be at the Seward council chambers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; at Kenai City Hall from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and at the Homer Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Soldotna chamber to discuss millennium trail

Ron Arnold will speak on the Iditarod National Millennium Trail at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly meeting at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The public is invited. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Study group plans interfaith gathering

The Bah' Study Circle will host an interfaith gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paul and Nancy Gray. The gathering will include a viewing of a video integrating spiritual concepts with music from around the world. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 262-9008.

USDA representative to speak at Kenai chamber

Mitch Michaud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services will be the guest speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The cost of the luncheon and meeting is $10.50.

Trappers association to meet Wednesday

The Kenai Peninsula Trappers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-2816.

AARP to meet this week

AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited to have lunch with seniors from Kenai and Soldotna prior to the meeting. For more information, call Vivian at 260-3966 or Joan at 262-5571.

Disabled Veterans to meet

Chapter No. 5 of the Disabled American Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the former Napa building. All veterans are welcome. For more information, call Glenn Schrader at 283-4359.

Rivers coalition plans meeting

The Community Rivers Planning Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chapman School library to discuss the recent flood assessment forum including possible resolutions on FEMA food plain mapping and Kenai River Center presence on the lower Kenai Peninsula. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (907) 235-8177, ext. 5.

Pratt Museum to host community conversation

The Pratt Museum will continue its Community Conversations program with "Winter Conflicts," facilitated by Deland Anderson, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Members of the public are invited to examine community conflicts and heal old wounds in a healthy manner. Residents are invited to come talk with neighbors, make a speech, discuss issues or share a laugh. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

Aside from special events, the museum will be closed for maintenance and repairs throughout the month of January. It will reopen at noon Feb. 4. The business office will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ring the doorbell for assistance.

Snowmachining opens in Chugach National Forest

Chugach National Forest staff announced Friday that most areas have opened to snowmachines for the season.

On the Kenai Peninsula, Primrose Trail, Lost Lake, Resurrection Pass and the south fork of Snow River are open for snowmachine use. Due to warm weather and rain on the peninsula, however, lower sections of the trails are icy, and snowmachiners are asked to use extreme caution.

Lost Lake is solid ice for the first three-quarters of a mile. Snow River is opening up, making access difficult. Primrose Trail is icy. Resurrection Trail North has low snow levels, and the trail is not passable above East Creek Cabin due to a landslide covering the trail.

Twentymile remains closed to motorized vehicles due to insufficient snow depth.

The east side of Turnagain Pass allows overflow parking for snowmobilers, but no snowmachine use is allowed on the east side.

For updates on motorized vehicle use in Chugach national Forest, visit www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach.



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