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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007

CPH old entrances close today

Central Peninsula Hospital will close the entrances to the old part of the hospital, now renamed River Pavilion, today. The entrances will be closed to due to renovation on the old hospital as part of the hospital's Phase III project.

Patients and visitors will need to use the Mountain Tower entrance, the emergency department entrance or the entrance near the gift shop at the east end of the hospital.

Skyview sets pool hours

Skyview High School pool will hold lap swim at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For water aerobics and water exercise times, call 262-3905.

Kids' carnival set for fun

A kids' carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Face painting, decorating cookies, bowling on ice, crafts, broom hockey, colored ice cube hunt, horse sleigh rides and snowmachine rides are some of the planned activities. For more information, call 262-5229.

Dog weight pull set for Saturday

The Alaska State Championship Dog Weight Pull will be held Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Registration for the Buddy and Me youth pull and for the championship pull for adults begins at 10 a.m. The youth pull begins at 11 a.m. and the championship pull begins at noon. A handler meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. to go over the rules and answer questions.

Dogs must be one year of age to participate. Loaner harnesses will be available. Weight class divisions will be zero to 55 pounds; 55.5 to 85 pounds; 85.5 to 125 pounds; and 125 and over.

Top prize is $1,500 with extra prizes given for highest weight pulled and most weight pulled per pound body weight. Money for the top three dogs in each division and ribbons and medals also will be awarded.

Entry fees are: $5 per dog for Buddy and Me pull (youth under 18-years-old may participate) and $15 per dog for the championship (nonmembers) or $10 per dog (members). For more information, call Kat at 688-6599.

Toboggan sled dog pull planned

The Al York Memorial Junior Musher Sled Dog Race will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Registration begins at noon. Youth must provide their own toboggan, dog and proper harness. For more information, call 262-5229.

Craft fair slated

Soldotna Community Schools, in partnership with Soldotna High School National Honor Society will host a free make it and take it craft fair for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. The fair will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Middle School. For more information, call 262-6768.

Fundraiser for Ninilchik library scheduled

A fundraiser for the Ninilchik Community Library will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in Carol Bock Hall at the fairgrounds. The fundraiser will include a talent show, a spaghetti dinner and dessert silent auction. For more information, call Debi Henderson at 252-3544.

Fish, game meetings scheduled

The following Fish and Game Advisory committees will meet in February:

· Seward will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers. The topics will be preparing comments for Board of Game proposals, Board of Fisheries statewide finfish proposals, a report from the Alaska SeaLife Center on its salmon project and other committee matters. It is open to the public. For more information, Jim McCracken at 224-3701.

· Kenai/Soldotna will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Kenai Peninsula College, 34820 College Drive, Room 158. The topics will be preparing comments on Board of Game proposals, discussing election procedures and other business. For more information, call Gary Dawkins at 262-3993.

· Homer will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve on Kachemak Drive. The topics will be preparing comments on BOG proposals, review the UCI salmon management plan inconsistencies and any other business. For more information, call Marvin Peters at 235-2468.

· Central Peninsula will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. The topics will be to prepare comments for the Board of Game proposals, comment on the UCI Mgmt Plan review, and consider Board of Fish proposals for UCI. For more information and meeting location, call David Martin at 567-3306.

Community movie night offered

The Sterling Senior Center will have a free showing of "The World's Fastest Indian" promptly at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the center. Free popcorn and coffee will be served. Snack items and hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase. For more information, call the center at 262-6808.

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