Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Opening of health building celebrated

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 5:30 p.m. and an open house at 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Cottonwood Health Center, 170 E. Corral St. in Soldotna. The health center is operated by Central Peninsula General Hospital and is dedicated to providing quality health care, regardless of a patient's ability to pay.

Healthy Communities/Healthy People and Bridges Community Resource Network are sponsoring a luncheon with Jay Livey, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, in conjunction with the open house for the Cottonwood Health Center. The luncheon will be at noon Wednesday at Mykel's in Soldotna for $10. Anyone interested in attending is asked to R.S.V.P. by today by e-mail at or by phone at 260-2663.

Fish and game advisory committee to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Board of Fisheries Chair Ed Dersham will attend the meeting and be available to answer questions. Discussions will be held on sport fish proposals.

Meeting planned at WRCC

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kenai City Hall to discuss proposed changes to the state's regulations of child care facilities and the Child Care Assistance Program. Changes to the existing rules would require all child care providers to become licensed with the exception of those caring for related children and will change how income is evaluated when qualifying families for subsidy assistance.

Fish and Game requests shellfish permits

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishers that 2001 shellfish permits must be returned by Thursday. Permits must be returned even if no shellfish were harvested. Permits can be mailed to the address on the permit or dropped off at the local Fish and Game office.

For more information, call the Anchorage Fish and Game Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2390 or research and technical services at (907) 267-2390.

Resource Development Council meets

The monthly meeting of the Resource Development Council will be held Friday at noon at the Kenai Merit Inn. The guest speaker will be Chris Meyers from Unocal. The topic will be offshore exploration for 2002. For more information call 262-6355.

Monthly Red Cross Classes

The Red Cross will teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid classes Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. The cost is $58. To register, call Debbie at 262-4541.

Mothers invited to seminar

All interested women, especially "moms on the run" are invited to a brunch Feb. 19 at Solid Rock Conference Center east of Soldotna. Cost will be $7; free child care will be available.

Nutrition instructor Robin Eberline will share ideas for balanced and healthy meals for children. Julia Heasley, a registered nurse, will share how she found balance in the midst of stress. Kate Jefferson will provide music. To make reservations for brunch and child care, call Carolyn at 262-4214.

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