Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002

Young to speak at community council

Rex Young of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will speak at the North Peninsula Community Council meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Young will address the future of roads in the Nikiski area. For more information, call Patrick Heath at 776-8976.

SPCA offers pet surgery, vaccinations

The Alaska SPCA low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be in Sterling today through Friday. Surgery prices with coupons are $50 for female dogs, $36 for female cats and male dogs and $10 for male cats.

For information about coupons or to schedule an appointment, call Nancy at 262-164 low-cost vaccinations also are available without an appointment.

KCHS to host Pops concert

Kenai Central High School choir's 31st annual Pops concert will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the school. There will be a live band, featuring Woody McCubbins on percussion, Al Diaz on bass, the Mabrey brothers (Bill and Bob) on keyboards, guitar, flute and sax and Ole Cuaresma on keyboards.

The cost for admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Assembly to meet in Seward

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call the clerk's office at 262-8608.

Tesoro reps to speak at Kenai chamber

Rod Cason, president of Tesoro Alaska, and Greg Henderson, Tesoro Alaska Regional business manager, will speak at this week's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Wednesday at noon at Paradisos. The topic will be the (Citizens' Petition) Fairbanks North Star Borough proposed fuel transfer tax and its potential impact on Tesoro and the local community."

For more information, call 283-7989.

Public Health Center announces events

A public health nurse will be in Nikolaevsk Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 to provide immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups.

The Homer Public Health Center will be closed May 27 to observe Memorial Day.

For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Tax workshop planned for small businesses

The Small Business Development Center and the Peninsula Job Center are co-sponsoring an effective payroll tax and employee forms workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., May 16 at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16.

The workshop is designed to help the small business owner with payroll tax responsibilities and demonstrate how to file the proper paperwork. Reservations are required one day in advance. Cost is $15.

For more information, call 262-7497.

CES board plans monthly meeting

The Central Emergency Services Area board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. May 16 at Station 4, Mile 13.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Chief Len Malmquist at 262-4792.

Torch Run comes to Kenai

The annual 5 kilometer Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will come to Kenai May 18. The fund-raiser bands law enforcement officers with people of all walks of life to support the training and competition of nearly 1,000 Alaska athletes with disabilities. The run will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of the CarQuest auto parts store in Kenai, across from the Kenai Police Department. All participants should arrive by 10 a.m. The registration fee is $15 per participant. An event T-shirt will be given to everyone who donates $25 or more to Special Olympics.

Registration forms are available at Healthy Changes fitness club on Kalifornsky Beach Road, the Alaska State Troopers office in Soldotna, the Kenai Recreation Center or the Kenai Police Department. Collect pledges and turn in money the day of the race. Checks should be made payable to Special Olympics Alaska.

Participants do not have to be runners -- you can walk, stroll, jog or skip your way to the finish line. For more information, call Raedynne Robertson or Kim Wannamaker at the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879.

Hospice to discuss volunteer opportunities

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host an informational meeting on hospice and bereavement services from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at the hospice office, 312 Tyee St., No. 3, in Soldotna. Opportunities for volunteers will be discussed. Hospice volunteers offer support to persons with terminal illness, their families and grieving community members. Caring, compassionate adults are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Liz or Sue at 262-0453.

CIRCAC seeks public committee member

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee is seeking volunteers for a public member seat. If interested in the Cook Inlet oil industry, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222 for more information.

New Web site focuses on floodplains

The Kenai River Center has launched a new Web site for peninsula property owners. The site,, addresses issues such as flooding, fish and wildlife in a floodplain and permits required for projects near the river. For more information or to offer suggestions, call Kaitlin Vadla at 262-7249 or Jane Gabler at 260-4882.

--Staff reports

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