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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Soldotna chamber meets Tuesday

Paul Gray of Exploring Alaska will give a presentation titled, "Running with the Dogs," at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly meeting at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $10 with lunch. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Entrepreneurship workshop slated

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled, "Opening the Doors to Entrepreneurship -- A Business Planning Model," from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Red Diamond Center in Suite 16. The cost is $15.

For more information or to register, call Debbie at 262-7497.

EDD plans second timber meeting

The Community and Economic Development District will sponsor its second timber industry meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the CARTS building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The meeting is designed to promote jobs and economic development for the Kenai Peninsula with the help of borough Mayor Dale Bagley, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the EDD and other agencies.

For more information, call Jack Brown at 262-6355.

Library commission meeting, visioning session set

The Kenai Library Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Kenai City Council chambers. Immediately after the meeting, there will be a visioning session for planning the future of the library. The public is invited to attend both meetings.

For more information, visit the city clerk's office or go online at

Kenai Curves hosting blood drive

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Curves in Kenai. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids and eat well before donating blood. Free juice and cookies will be provided for donors.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the blood bank at 260-5672.

Fish and Game committee to meet, fill guide seat

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Kenai River Center. The agenda will include discussion of the comprehensive management plan for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers for early-run chinook salmon, as well as board of game proposals.

The committee also announced the vacancy of one commercial guide seat. Applicants must be 18 or older, a resident of the area and a registered guide on the Kenai or Kasilof rivers.

For more information, call Porter Pollard at 262-0437.

Trooper to speak at North chamber

Capt. Tom Bowman of the Alaska State Troopers will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting, starting at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptists Church. The public is invited. For more information, call 776-3250.

League of Women Voters to meet

The League of Women Voters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Vintage Moose. The public is invited.

Celebration planned for Seward centennial

In tribute to its 2003 centennial, Seward will host a history symposium: "The End of the Other Road: What Trails Have We Taken," on Friday and Saturday. The weekend begins 7 p.m. Friday at the William H. Seward Elementary School, featuring a premier of "Alaska Nellie," written by Doug Capra, and a living wax museum by students of Marc Swanson. The symposium on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Seward Middle-Senior High School, includes lectures, discussions, interactive exhibits, a book store and an authors' book signing reception. Mike Doogan will close the symposium with a 7 p.m. lecture. Click on Seward History Symposium at for more details.

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