Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2001

Herring gillnet season begins today

The upper Cook Inlet commercial herring gillnet fishery will open today at 6 a.m. The season will close at noon May 18. Fishing periods will be each Monday at 6 a.m. to Tuesday at noon, and from 6 a.m. Thursday to noon on Friday starting today and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; April 30 and May 1, May 3 and 4, 7 and 8, 10 and 11, 14 and 15, and 17 and 18.

The fishery will be in the upper subdistrict of the central district from Ninilchik to Boulder Point. Gear must be set at least 600 feet from shore.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Domestic violence seminar offered

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will offer a domestic violence education seminar today from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in room 201 at Kenai Peninsula College.

The seminars are offered each Monday through May 7 and are open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Excel workshop planned

The Small Business Development Center will co-sponsor an Introduction to Excel workshop Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $100.

The workshop will help small business owners and start up businesses learn functions and formulas in Excel to help them with producing three- and five-year projections. For more information, call 262-7497.

KMS invites parents to orientation

Parents of students who will be in seventh and eighth grades at Kenai Middle School during the 2001-02 school year are invited to the annual parent orientation program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school library. This will be an opportunity to meet members of the staff and learn about new programs being offered at KMS.

Parents of next year's sixth-graders had a separate meeting Thursday.

Canine Good Citizen test scheduled

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will offer the Canine Good Citizen test Tuesday at the club facility, Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. Registration is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Testing begins at 7. The fee is $10 per dog.

The test certifies that dogs have the training and demeanor to be a reliable, well-behaved member of the family and community. The CGC program welcomes both purebred and mixed-breeds. The test is noncompetitive. All dogs who pass all 10 items of the test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

For more information, contact PenDOG at 262-6846.

Kenai council to hold work sessions

The Kenai City Council will hold a work session to review FY 2001-02 draft budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public

Workshop offered to community

A workshop titled Turning Ideas into Income will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Peninsula Mall in Soldotna. The session will target people with new product ideas and include help from representatives of state organizations, local businesses, assistance programs and experienced local entrepreneurs in areas such as developing prototypes, manufacturing processes, patents, access to venture and capital.

The workshop is free but preregistration is requested. For more information, call 260-2663.

SPCA van to visit Nikiski

The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals van will visit Nikiski May 17. SPCA offers spay and neutering procedures at a discounted price. The prices are female dogs, $50; male dogs, $40; female cats, $40; and male cats, $25.

To schedule an appointment, call Lesse Atkins at 776-7095.

--Staff reports

KCHS choir reunion planned for June

Registrations are now being accepted for the first KCHS choir reunion being held June 2 for anyone who has sung under the direction of Renee Henderson. Contact information for all former students, as well as stand-by host accommodations is being sought. For more information, call 283-8364 or visit

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