Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2000

Snow removal poses a threat

Central Emergency Services has warned residents of the dangers caused to natural gas meters by heavy deposits of packed snow being removed from roofs.

The weight of the snow applies pressure to meters and can cause them to dislodge from homes, resulting in the loss of natural gas or, even more dangerously, the possibility of fire or explosion.

Homeowners are reminded to take added time to check natural gas meters and remove any unnecessary snow from around them. Local fire departments or Central Emergency Services, 262-4792, can provide additional information.

Public invited to meeting of pipeline group

Borough Mayor Dale Bagley has invited the public to attend a meeting of the Cook Inlet Pipeline Terminus Group today at 9 a.m. at the Economic Development Building in Kenai.

The group is chaired by the mayor and promotes a Cook Inlet terminus for the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline.

Senators scheduled to discuss permanent fund

The public is invited to a meeting tat 5:30 p.m. today with Sens. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage, and Lyda Green, R-Wasilla.

The topic of discussion is protection of the permanent fund and SJR35, a bill proposing amendments to the constitution to guarantee the permanent fund dividend provides for inflation proofing and would require a vote of the people before changing the statutory formula for distribution. It will be held in the main floor court room at 145 Main Street Loop.

Genealogy society to host help session

A genealogy help session will be hosted by the Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library.

Beginners in family history and genealogists in need of advice are invited to attend.

Community ground water forum meets Saturday

Community Rivers Planning Coalition is hosting a community ground water forum at Anchor Point Senior Citizen Center on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

This is a chance to assemble facts and information about ground water that will enable future planning of the community and watershed. A panel of experts will be available to answer questions.

Sweetheart blood drive set for Saturday

On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Blood Bank of Alaska will hold the first sweetheart blood drive. Participants should drink plenty of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. Door prizes and give-aways are part of the program. Call 260-5672 for more information.

Homer community school updates schedule

The following classes and activities are starting soon and still have openings. Registration continues in the community school office in Homer High School.

The classes and activities include a post office tour, fire station tour, quick pieced watercolor quilt, landscapes using the Bob Ross wet-on-wet oil painting method, and marketing your small business on a shoestring budget.

For more information or to register, call Community Schools as 235-6090

A kinder-ski program to teach children 4 to 8 years of age cross-country skiing will run on Saturdays, from Feb. 19 to March 4, 2 to 3:15 p.m. The fee is $15. For more information, contact Louise at 235-9408 or call Community Schools.

The spring program is being planned. Call Community Schools with requests or suggestions.

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