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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2000

Burn permits remain suspended

The Division of Forestry advises that burn permits remain suspended throughout the Kenai and Kodiak area until further notice due to erratic winds and low relative humidities.

The Division of Forestry has recorded updates for burning. To hear them, call 260-4269.

All open burning requires a burning permit, by law, after May 1. Penalties for burning without a permit or for negligent burning can result in a fine of up to $300.

Candidate forum set for tonight

There will be a legislative candidate forum from 7 to 9 tonight at the King's Inn in Kenai, sponsored by the Save Your Dividend Committee. It is open to the public.

New business hours planned

The Kenai Legislative Information Office announces a change of normal business for the interim. Beginning Monday, the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closing from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Railroad topic of Soldotna chamber lunch

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The speaker will be former Gov. Bill Sheffield, executive director of the Alaska Railroad.

For more information, call 262-9814.

Labor council meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pace Union Hall at Mile 15.75 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Industry consortium talk slated

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon Wednesday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Guest speakers will be Kitty Farnham, executive director of Alaska Hire and Training at BP, and Ginger Steffy of Kenai Peninsula College, discussing the topic of industry consortium.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

Art workshop offered

A Native and Alaska artists marketing workshop will be offered by the Small Business Development Center, the Alaska Council of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts at the Economic Development District office. It will start at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.

The cost of the workshop is $45 for members of the arts guild and $60 for the general public. Seating is limited, so call ahead to 283-3335.

Library seeking donations

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library is currently accepting donations of books, magazines and any other items for its annual book sale. For more information, call 283-4378.

--Staff reports

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