Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Horn to address Soldotna chamber

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon meeting will be today at noon at the Riverside House. The speaker will be Steve Horn, executive director of the Alaska Challenger Learning Center. For information, call Kim at the chamber at 262-9814.

Cultural diversity training session planned

The Kenai branch of the National Association of Social Workers will hold a cultural diversity training session today at Paradisos from noon to 1 p.m. Continued education units and in-service certificates are available. For information, call Jody Pritchard at 283-3658.

Relay for Life meeting is today in Kenai

A team captain meeting for the 24-hour Relay for Life is today at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Club. Those who have not registered their teams may do so at the meeting, which will cover contests teams can enter, Bank Nights and more. All team members may attend. There will be pizza and soda. The relay is June 1 and 2.

Don Young to address Kenai chamber

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is the speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant. The chamber expects seats to fill fast.

KRSMA board meets Thursday

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. John Dickinson of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will speak on the Bridge Access Road bike trail project. Miriam Tanaka of DOT and Mark Dalton of HDR Alaska Inc. will speak on the proposed reconstruction of the Sterling Highway by Cooper Landing. There will be updates on the recreation impact and boat wake studies and the Kenai River Center. The public is invited. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Herring fishery opens Monday

The upper Cook Inlet commercial herring fishery opens Monday, with a schedule of two fishing periods per week and a quota of 40 tons. Fishing periods will run from 6 a.m. Mondays until noon Tuesdays and from 6 a.m. Thursdays until noon Fridays. The last scheduled period ends at noon May 18.

The open area will be in the Upper Subdistrict of the Central District (the Kenai Peninsula shoreline from Ninilchik to Boulder Point) and gear must be set at least 600 feet offshore of the mean high-tide mark. Only gillnets are permitted.

For more information, call the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Small Business Expo on tap

The Small Business Development Center plans a Small Business Expo on May 5 to honor new and expanding small businesses on the Kenai Peninsula for National Small Business Week. The SBDC invites owners of home-based, for-profit businesses and first-year businesses to be represented at a table.

The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Each vendor must furnish chairs and tables. For information or reservations, call the SBDC at 262-7497.

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