Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Soldotna chamber to hear about railroad

Patrick Flynn of the Alaska Railroad public affairs office will be the guest speaker at today's Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon meeting. The meeting begins at noon at the Riverside House. The public is invited. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Fishermen's Fund to meet tonight

The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund will meet at 7 tonight at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building. Agenda items include new information about a property case and plans for a raffle and picnic to be held June 15.

Workshop planned for Agrium employees

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Rapid Response Team will present a workshop for all Agrium employees Friday at the PACE Union Hall, 42730 Kenai Spur Highway. The workshop will be at 3:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Although hosted by PACE Local 08-369, the workshop is for all Agrium employees, not just union members. The workshop is an opportunity to ask questions and learn the best ways to regain employment. Spouses also are encouraged to attend.

Those interested in participating are asked to call 283-9638 and leave a message with their name, telephone number and number of participants or e-mail, placing "attention labor benefits" in the subject line.

KCHS concert set for May 6

The Kenai Central High School choir's 32nd annual Pops Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. May 6. Many solos and ensembles will have a live band to back them up. This year's band will feature Woody McCubbins on drums; Alvin Diaz on bass; identical twin brothers Bill and Bob Mabrey on keyboards, bass, sax, flute, rhythm and lead guitar; and Ole Cuaresma on keyboards.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The concert usually lasts about three hours.

Kenai chamber to hold luncheon

Paul Gray will give a presentation at noon on Wednesday at Paradisos. The luncheon will emphasize how the community won the bid for the Arctic Winter Games of 2006, how sister communities are going to be involved, and a highlight from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe that recently competed in the Native Youth Olympics. Cost of the luncheon is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

Volunteers needed for frog survey

The Alaska Natural Heritage Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct amphibian surveys this spring in the Cook Inlet area. The survey needs volunteers of all age groups to assist with the program. For more information, call (907) 257-2782, e-mail or visit

Lifeguard sign-ups continue

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is holding sign-ups for a lifeguard training class. Classes will be held Mondays through Fridays beginning May 5. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

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