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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2003

Forest Oil official to speak at Nikiski chamber

Gary Carlson of Forest Oil will be the guest speaker at this week's North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting. The luncheon starts at noon today at North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is invited.

WRCC holds domestic violence workshop

The Kenai Women's Resources and Crisis Center presents community awareness workshops on domestic violence and sexual assault today and Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC batterer's intervention program and volunteering with shelter clients. The public is welcome to attend a portion or all of the workshop. Continuing education credit is available after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer service. For more information, call 283-9479.

KPC closes for campuswide meeting

Kenai Peninsula College's Soldotna campus will close at 10 a.m. Friday for a campuswide meeting. College offices will be open from 8 to 10 that morning and will resume normal business hours Monday.

Blood drive planned

The New Life Assembly of God Church, 209 Princess St. in Kenai, will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 283-7752.

Women For Sobriety meeting planned

Women For Sobriety, a self-help recovery program for women with addiction problems, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center, 325 S. Spruce in Kenai. The program is separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, but the two programs can be used together. For more information, call Linda at 283-2069.

DOT requests input

The draft reasonable alternatives evaluation has been posted on the Web site for Sterling Highway MP 45-60 stakeholders, sounding board participants, agency representatives and interested parties. Ultimately, this document in its final form will provide the initial screening for the reasonable range of alternatives that will be analyzed in greater detail in the supplemental environmental impact statement document.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities encourages anyone interested to read the evaluation criteria and matrix and give their input on the draft document, including comments, questions and recommendations either on the Web site or at the listening posts scheduled for May 21 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Kenai Princess Lodge conference room in Cooper Landing and May 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the department's main conference room at 4111 Aviation Drive in Anchorage.

Kayak festival planned

The Kachemak Kayak Fest will take place May 23 through June 1 in Homer. The event will feature kayak demonstrations, test rides, workshops, lectures, a race, barbecue, movies and an exploding kayak act. For more information, visit or call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740.

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