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Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2004

National forest motorized use updated

Turnagain Pass remains open to motorized use, while the rest of the Chugach National Forest began its seasonal closure Saturday.

Turnagain Pass from the main parking lot north will remain open as long as snow conditions allow. Weekly updates on motorized use are available at r10/chugach.

Nikiski senior board to meet

The Nikiski Senior Service Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the senior center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 776-7654.

Nikiski community clean up set

The Nikiski Community Council is holding its annual clean-up day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration for individual and team prizes, bag pickup and area assignments begin at 9 a.m. at the North Peninsula Recreation Area hockey rink.

A barbecue and prizes for all participants will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults must accompany children. For more information, call Sherry at 776-8976 or Audrey at 776-5258.

Pottery guild to hold fund-raiser

The Kenai Pottery Guild will hold its annual Mother's Day pottery sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the guild. Proceeds will help to maintain the Potters Studio and produce the Clay Exhibit. For more information, call Cindy at 262-0903 or 262-3898.

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Seward City Hall; from noon to 4 p.m. May 19 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

NES plans pancake fund-raiser

Ninilchik Emergency Services will hold a pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29 and 30 at the Ninilchik Fair grounds.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go to support Ninilchik Emergency Services. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at 567-4465.

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