Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009

IRS help made available

The Internal Revenue Service and community partners will open their doors Saturday to help people prepare their income tax returns, answer questions or arrange payment schedules. Help will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at AARP at 44539 Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

IRS employees will prepare basic tax returns for those whose income is less than $42,000; work with people having difficulty paying; and provide tax forms and information about e-File, which can speed refunds.

IRS customer service telephone lines at 800-829-1040 also will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and people can access the IRS for more help online at

Postal service to host lobby event

The United States Postal Service will host a lobby event from noon to 3 p.m. Monday in its Soldotna Post Office. Employees will be available to answer to questions and provide information on, Click and Ship, direct mail and express mail corporate accounts. For more information, call Hector Rivera at 262-4760.

Car seat check-ups offered

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula and Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a car seat check ups from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Central Emergency Services Soldotna Fire station across from Safeway. For more information, call 714-4539.

Fish impacts report topic of meeting

A report on the economic impacts of sport fishing in Alaska will be presented at the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at the intersection of Kalifornsky Beach and Bridge Access roads.

Lisa Evans, assistant director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game sports division, will give a report on the 2007 economic impacts and contributions of sportfishing.

For more information, call Paul Shadura at 262-1771 or Christine Brandt at 252-1080.

Health center schedules closure

Kenai Public Health Center will be closed March 30 to observe Seward's Day. The center will reopen at 8 a.m. March 31. For more information, call 335-3400.

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