Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Mexican dinner, auction fundraiser planned

A Mexican dinner and Chinese and silent auctions will be held at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Kenai Eagles Arie No. 3525. The proceeds will benefit Donna Swaby to help defray the cost of her injuries sustained in a car accident. The cost is a $10 donation. For more, call 283-4938, or 283-8017.

Genealogical Society plans activities

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will hold a business meeting at 6 p.m. March 20 with general meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. It is open to the public. For more information, e-mail

Subsistence to be discussed

The Southcentral Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday in Anchorage at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott, at 7th and I St. A public meeting will be at 1 p.m.

The council will make recommendations on proposals to change federal subsistence fishing regulations on the Kenai Peninsula for the 2007-08 regulatory year; on proposals to change subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in Southcentral Alaska for the 2007-08 regulatory year; and on regional advisory council composition. The public is invited.

The Federal Subsistence Board will meet April 30 through May 2 in Anchorage to consider the council’s recommendations on subsistence hunting and trapping regulations and will meet May 8 through 10 in Anchorage to consider the council’s recommendations on Kenai Peninsula subsistence fishing regulations.

For additional information, contact Donald Mike at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3629 or by e-mail at The Office of Subsistence Management also can be contacted at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888. Additional information is available at http://alaska.

Free aviation safety class offered

The Medallion Foundation will hold a free aviation safety class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Civil Air Patrol Hanger. Participants will learn how to use the PCATD flight simulators, white out, flat light, risk assessment and more. For more information, call Steve Franklin at (907) 743-8050 or e-mail him at or to register visit

Wilderness medicine course available

The City of Homer Community Schools program will offer courses in wilderness medicine this spring, and there are several different-length courses available ranging from a two-day introductory Wilderness First Aid (WFA) to an 80-hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

Courses emphasize hands-on application of skills learned through a combination of lectures and real life scenarios.

An 80-hour WFR course will run every day from Saturday through March 25, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The course cost is $535 with a $100 advance deposit required, and the full balance due March 10. The course fee includes text book, lecture notes and CPR and WFR certification.

A 16-hour WFA will be offered April 3-7, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evening and from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The course cost is $160 with a $50 advance deposit required, and the full balance due March 27. The course fee includes: text book, WFR certification and WFR recertification, if applicable.

To register or for more information on these and future classes, call Lora Colten 299-1306. Information can also be obtained via the Internet at or by e-mailing Colten directly at

Course size is limited to 12-24 students and deposits are refundable only if a course is cancelled.

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