Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002

Open burning suspended

The Kenai-Kodiak Area Office of the Alaska State Forestry Division has suspended all open burning until further notice. The division is reminding the public that anyone who lights a fire that results in wildland fire suppression may be responsible for payment of costs or criminal penalties. For more information, call 262-4124.

Garage sale planned

The Kasilof Community Church will hold its fourth annual garage sale Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Items for donation can be dropped off at the church this week. All proceeds go toward underprivileged Russians on the Kamchatka Peninsula. For more information, call Mary Hutchison at 262-4260.

Deadline extended for festival registration

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival, to be held June 8 and 9. The deadline to reserve space is Thursday. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449.

Library to hold special exercise story time

The Soldotna Public Library will host a nutrition and exercise story time Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This event will feature stories on good health and an exercise video for all ages. For more information, call the library at 262-4227.

SBDC to host government contracting workshop

The Small Business Development Center will present a workshop entitled, "Ten Steps to Successful Government Contracting," Tuesday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the SBDC center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call the center at 262-7497.

Senior center plans monthly meeting

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its monthly caregiver meeting Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the senior center. For more information, call 262-2322.

Blood bank to be closed this week

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will be closed today through May 28 for its annual Kodiak Crab Festival Blood Drive. The center will be open for local donations May 29 at 11 a.m.

Contaminated sites discussion planned

The Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a community dialogue on contaminated sites and management strategies Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Several community leaders and experts have been invited to participate in the discussion. Participants are invited to bring a non-alcoholic beverage or food item to share. For more information, call Robert at 260-5449.

Agrium conducting training exercises

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations will conduct "live fire" training this month. Smoke and fire may be visible from the highway near the plant at Mile 21.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Training will be done at 1 and 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays.

Fire department plans barbecue

The Cooper Landing Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue at the Cooper Landing fire station on Snug Harbor Road Saturday beginning at noon. Practical ideas for protecting homes from wildfires and other information will

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