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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005

Kenai wildfire meeting today

Ecology and Environment Inc., on behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, will host its final round of community meetings for the Kasilof, Cohoe, Kenai and Kalifornsky Beach areas at 7 p.m. today at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, 1049 Poppy Lane in Soldotna.

The Web site for the project is at and includes an online survey and comment form that individuals can fill out. Forms can be downloaded, filled out and mailed or faxed back.

For more information, call (866) 577-7496 and enter 1127 at the prompt.

High school rodeo planned

A high school qualifying rodeo will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Soldotna rodeo grounds. It is for current members of the Alaska High School Rodeo Association.

The state finals are scheduled for June 4 at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds. This rodeo will determine which Alaska rodeo athletes will represent Alaska at the national finals rodeo in Gillette, Wyo.

For more information or to join the Alaska High School Rodeo Association, call Mary Rainwater, at 262-5568 or e-mail

Help for daycare providers offered

The LeeShore Center (formerly the Women's Resource and Crisis Center) is a sponsor in the USDA child and adult care food program that is administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

The same meals will be made available to enrolled children in each of its sponsored child care homes and it will be provided at no charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For more information or to enroll, call Jennette at 283-4707.

Developmental screening offered

The Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer a free developmental screening clinic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at its office.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 262-3144, ext. 227

Staff reports

Dog classes available

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is offering classes at its facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road next to the Central Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) in the Midway Plaza. Continuous classes include levels obedience. Students will be able to train and move up levels at their own pace. New student orientation is held weekly. The cost is $50 for an eight-week punch card, which is good for four months.

The club also will offer ongoing agility, rally, Flyball, open obedience, beginning conformation with conformation run-throughs and puppy kindergarten for dogs ages 8 weeks to 4 months. For more information, call 262-6846 or visit

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