Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2002

CIRCAC annual meeting set for today

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's annual meeting will be today at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. A presentation on the marine exchange of Alaska by retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Ed Page will begin at 9 a.m., with the meeting to follow. For more information, call CIRCAC at 283-7222 or 1-800-652-7222.

Ranger district opens areas to motorized use

The Glacier Ranger District has opened Placer River Valley and Twenty Mile to motorized use. Turnagain Pass and Johnson Pass are also currently open for motorized use. Resurrection Pass and West Juneau Road are closed. For information on open and closed areas, call the Glacier Ranger District at (907) 783-3242 or Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.

Arctic Young Marines seeking new recruits

The Arctic Young Marines will be holding a boot camp for new members Saturday. Interested youths can join the Young Marines by showing up no later than 8:45 a.m. at the American Legion in Kenai. For more information, call 262-1602, 776-7017 or 283-5365.

CIAA board to meet

The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association's 25th annual board meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the CIAA building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Judy or Julia at 283-5761.

Snowmobile fun run, drawings planned

NAPA and the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers will hold a snowmobile fun run in the Caribou Hills from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Drawings will be held for cash prizes and door prizes. Participants may start at any of the seven checkpoints along the trail, but must return to Lost Creek Lodge for the drawings. Entry is $20 for adults, $35 for couples and $15 for kids. For more information, call Nolan at 398-4331.

Ski clinic starts Monday

The Kenai Central High School ski team will conduct a ski clinic Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:15 until 5:30 p.m. at the Kenai Nordic Trails at the Kenai Golf Course. This class will cover both classical and skate skiing. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Participants are asked to preregister at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call Dave Feeken at 283-5888 or Bob Frates at 283-3855.

Aviation safety meeting planned

There will be an aviation safety meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Merit Inn Banquet Room in Kenai. Dean Eichholz will discuss "Communications -- Who's Listening?" and Jerry Nunnally will discuss "Winter Survival!"

Certified flight instructors are asked to invite their students. This meeting is sponsored by the FAA Safety Program and the Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation. For more information, call Chip at 283-5700, Dean at 260-4691 or the Anchorage Safety Program at (907) 271-2006.

Grant funding forum to be held

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Division of Community and Economic Development and the Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center are sponsoring a grant funding forum March 1 at noon. Bob Poe, director of the Alaska Industrial Economic Development Association, will be the keynote speaker during the luncheon. Representatives from funding agencies will also be available for discussion. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to make reservations, call 262-7497.

Charter school to hold enrollment lottery

Aurora Borealis Charter School, a public school within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, will hold an enrollment lottery April 9. Applications and copies of the enrollment and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. March 15. For more information, call Debbie at 283-0292.

Refuge makes applications available

Applications for conducting commercial visitor services on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are now available from refuge headquarters.

Permits are required any commercial visitor services on refuge land. Certain areas have a limited number of permits and are awarded by competitive selection. Applications will be accepted until April 1. For more information, contact the refuge at 262-7021.

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