Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 06, 2006

Pesticide training planned

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services office will hold a pesticide applicators training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to register, call 262-5824.

HEA schedules Kasilof meter upgrades

Homer Electric Association will install upgraded electric meters in the following Kasilof areas during March: Vagabond Bar to Karluck; Karluck to Shadura Street on both sides of Kalifornsky Beach Road; Coal Creek to Sterling Highway and back; Shadura Street to Coal Creek and back; Karluck Street to Cole Street; After Irish Hills to Kasilof River and back; Pollard Loop; Echo Lake Road (highway to Gaswell Road and back); and Skyview to Irish Hills (west side of Sterling Highway).

HEA contractors will drive white trucks and four-wheelers with a HEA logos. Residents are asked to take necessary precautions to protect sensitive electronic equipment throughout the upgrade.

The upgrade will allow HEA to implement its automated meter reading system that eventually will allow 100 percent of electric accounts to be read remotely. For more information, call toll free (800) 478-8551 or 283-5831.

Free health screenings set

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention in conjunction with the Kenai Public Health and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Childfind Program will offer free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children ages birth through 5, but not yet in kindergarten.

Immunizations will be available at some sites. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following locations, March 17 at the Kenai Public Health Office; March 20 at Sterling Head Start; March 23 at Tustumena Elementary School; March 28 at the Nikiski Recreation Center; and March 31 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Applications also will be available to apply for the Sterling Head Start, Kenaitze Head Start and the Nikiski North Star prekindergarten program for the 2006-07 school year. To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Parenting seminar scheduled

Author Rick Johnson will host a parenting seminar, Dynamite Dads, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 31 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and a Courageous Moms seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1, also at the center.

The cost is $25 before March 24 or $35 after March 24. Scholarships are available.For more information, call 260-3750 or 260-5667.

Bear baiting clinic planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three free black bear baiting clinics on the peninsula. Clinics are approximately three hours long and will be held at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Kenai River Center on 514 Funny River Road; at 6 p.m. April 16 at the Seward High School in Room 201; and at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Soldotna Sports Center during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show.

Those who have attended a clinic and been certified do not need to take it again.

Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed a Fish and Game approved bear baiting clinic.

For more information, call 262-9368.

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