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Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010

Free safety training scheduled for commercial fishermen

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 10-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Homer on Wednesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This course meets the U.S Coast Guard training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen thanks to funding from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Please register in advance by contacting AMSEA at 907-747-3287. More information and online registration is available at

Relay for Life events coming up

The Central Peninsula Relay for Life will hold Bank Night on Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will take place at the Soldotna Wells Fargo branch office on the Sterling Highway from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night. Teams participating in the Relay for Life are urged to attend one of the Bank Night sessions to turn in the donations raised for cancer research.

Central Peninsula Relay for Life will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a Survivors Dinner at Skyview High School. The Opening Ceremonies will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Skyview High School track. There are many activities planned throughout the night, including the lighting of the Luminaria Bags at 11:00 p.m. For more information about Central Peninsula Relay for Life, contact Dennis Ghormley at 252-5197,

Volunteers needed for Tri the Kenai Triathlon

Organizers of the Tri The Kenai Triathlon are looking for volunteers to help with the event, scheduled for June 13.

Volunteers are needed to help with the youth event, timing, bike route traffic control, transition area control, routing racers and other various tasks.

Please come join the fun!

For more information or to volunteer, or call the volunteer coordinator at 252-1350.

Oilers baseball team seeks host families

The Peninsula Oilers baseball team is seeking summer host families. As a Peninsula Oilers host family, you will be opening your home and your lives to some of the top collegiate baseball players in the country. Players are due to arrive around June 5. The Alaska Baseball League season runs from the first part of June through the end of July.

For more information, contact the Oilers office at 283-7133.

Scoping meetings planned for hydro projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be holding two public meetings in Moose Pass to discuss Homer Electric Association's proposed Grant Lake/Falls Creek hydroelectric project. The FERC scoping meetings are scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Moose Pass Community Hall.

The FERC scoping meetings are being held to gather input from the public, non-governmental organizations, resource agencies, and Indian tribes on the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) that be conducted as part of the permit application process for the proposed hydro electric project.

For additional information about the project and the FERC scoping meetings, visit

Cardiac support group to meet

The Cardiac Patient Support Group will meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Redoubt Room, located in the lower level at Central Peninsula Hospital. The group invites male and female patients dealing with heart disease and their family members to participate.

For more information, call Sharen Sleater, WomenHeart Support Network coordinator at 398-7763.

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