Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2002

CIRCAC committee meets today

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's PROPS committee will meet in Kenai today at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. For an agenda or more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Library hosts storytelling program

The last installment of the Kenai Community Library's "Creating a Family Storytelling Tradition" program will be tonight at 6:30. Carol Ford and Mike Morgan will lead participants through the process of developing their own family tradition of storytelling. For more information, call 283-4378.

EDD director to speak to Soldotna chamber

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon will be at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The guest speaker will be Jim Carter, director of the Economic Development District. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Snowmachine use ends in Chugach National Forest

Seasonal snowmachine use in most of Chugach National Forest will close at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Placer River Valley and Johnson Pass Trail are among the areas that will close due to rapidly declining snow depths. Twenty Mile River Valley already is closed.

For late-season snowmachiners, Turnagain Pass and the Copper River Delta will remain open due to abundant snow cover. For more information, visit

Kenai chamber to discuss tax laws

Roy Wells of Wadell and Reed will speak on the impact of new 2001 tax laws to area businesses at this week's Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting. Ricky Gease also will offer a presentation on the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center's 10th anniversary celebration. The luncheon begins at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. For more information, call 283-7989.

Safety Day meeting scheduled

Anyone interested in participating in the third annual Safety Day Fair can attend a planning meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Police Department. For more information, call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

Planning coalition to meet this week

The Community Rivers Planning Coalition will meet Thursday in the Chapman School Library at 7 p.m. Community Rivers Planning Coalition is dedicated to the sustainable planning of the Anchor River, Stariski Creek and Happy Valley Creek watersheds. For more information, call 235-8177, ext. 5.

Cooper Landing to discuss subsistence regulations

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a meeting for community members at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cooper Landing Community Hall. Bruce King of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will discuss Upper Kenai River rainbow trout and gather community input and comments on possible federal subsistence fishery regulations.

For more information, call Sherry Wright at (907) 279-2354 or Bill Stockwell at (907) 595-1540.

Blood bank suffering shortage

The Kenai Peninsula Blood Bank is in need of O positive, O negative, A positive, A negative and B positive blood to replenish its supply. To donate, stop by the blood bank office in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 260-5672.

DEC plans food-safety classes

The Department of Environmental Conservation is offering two food-handlers classes May 15 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building in Soldotna. The classes are free to the public and recommended for anyone who works handling food. Preregistration is requested. For more information or to preregister, call Jeri Lohmer at 262-5210, ext. 237, or e-mail jeri_lohmer@envircon.

Community clean-up planned

Unocal Alaska will sponsor its annual community cleanup day May 18. Groups will be provided garbage bags, T-shirts and a zone upon check-in at 9 a.m. the morning of the cleanup. Cash prizes will be awarded to participating groups. For more information or to register, call the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at 283-7989 or Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at 262-9814.

Developmental screening offered

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention is offering a free developmental screening for children up to 3 years of age. For more information, call Renie Aragon at 262-3144.

Hospital to offer safe sitter course

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer the Safe Sitter class for youth ages 11 to 13 May 29 and 30 and June 6 and 7. The classes help young people become more confident care givers. To enroll your child, call 262-8172.

Plans set for Relay for Life

The 24-Hour Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. May 31 to 6 p.m. June 1 at Skyview High School. An auction will be held at 8 p.m. May 31 and the luminary ceremony will be May 31 at 11 p.m. People interested in forming teams to support this effort should call Corbi at 262-7711.

Brain injury group to sponsor awareness walk

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group will hold its sixth annual brain awareness walk June 1. The walk begins at Kenai Central High School at 11 a.m., continues through downtown Kenai to the Green Strip Park, where there will be a barbecue lunch. All participants will receive a certificate of appreciation.

For more information or registration, call 283-5711 or 262-6333.

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