Some areas lift burn ban for small piles.
As of Wednesday morning, the Kenai-Kodiak area of Alaska Division of Forestry has lifted the burning permit suspension for small permitted piles only.
However, burning is still not allowed in the Nikiski fire service area or within the city limits of Homer.
All fires must be on dirt and well away from trees, duff and brown grass. Precipitation has not penetrated to the protected areas beneath trees, and wild grass dries out rapidly.
Do not burn during windy conditions. Put the fire out cold before leaving it. Permittees must call each day to the burn permit call-in phone number listed on the permit before lighting a fire.
North peninsula chamber meeting today
Bob Buch of Alaska plumbers and pipe fitters will speak at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at the Lighthouse Inn.
Public invited to KDLL meeting
KDLL's monthly board meeting is today at 7 p.m. in the Economic Development District building north of Kenai.
Learn about geology of Kenai River
The Kenai Watershed Forum will present a geological perspective of the Kenai River with geologist Robert Ruffner at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai River flats on Bridge Access Road in Kenai. To register for the free walk, call 260-5449.
Native drummers to perform
The Dena'ina drummers will perform Friday at 3 p.m. for Alaska Heritage Day at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.
Blood drive planned
The Blood Bank of Alaska will have a blood drive on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the VFW post on 134 Birch Dr., Soldotna.
Walk for brain awareness
The fifth annual Brain Awareness Walk starts Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Kenai Central High School parking lot. For more information, call the Kenai chapter at 283-5711.
Reading program is expanded
The Soldotna public library has expanded its summer reading program to include children of all ages. The Read-to-me Club, for preschoolers and nonreaders, meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children in kindergarten through grade six meet Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information, call 262-4227.
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