Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Greetings from Kasilof.

Lately the weather has been nicer and the fishing is getting better in our little burg. The word is that Cook Inlet is "boiling" with all types of fish. Like many, I hope this is a good year for all the fishers: commercial, sport and personal use. Speaking of personal use, the personal-use fishery opens June 15 here in Kasilof.

Many folks may already know I am going on vacation for three weeks and while I am away Amanda Chesley will take over the Kasilof Neighbors column. I hope, like me, you all will enjoy a change.

Several thousand fish-crazy folks from all over will converge to set net sites on the beaches of Kasilof for their supply of salmon through June 24. I encourage all of those who can to check it out and experience it first hand. Some of it is hard work, but worth it. Hopefully you'll see me on the beach.

World Music for the Kenai will present a concert by blues singer and instrumentalist Geoff Muldaur at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Mike Morgan's pasture around Mile 107 of the Sterling Highway in Kasilof. The music will begin with Katie Skhra followed by Nancy Anderson and other area artists. Muldaur will perform at 8 p.m. In addition to his solo work, Muldaur is a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfields Better Days Group and has also collaborated with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Garcia, John Cale, David Lindley, Loudon Wainwright and Van Dyke Parks. For more information on Geoff Muldaur, visit www.geoffmuldaur.com.

Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the show. General admission is $24, $22 for seniors, students and KDLL members, $15 for teens with an adult and admission for children ages10 under is free. Family discounts are available. For further information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548.

The Tustumena Lodge may be under new ownership, but with the new proprietor, Duane Lafleur, the old deals are the same. For further information, call the lodge at 262-4216.

The Kasilof Public Library will reopen June 27. Summer hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. The library offers free Ethernet Internet access, a selection of new and used books for sale, over 13,000 books and materials to lend, inter-library loans and more.

When I return from vacation the library will resume it's story and activity hour Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m., which is part of its summer reading program. All participants in the program will be eligible to win prizes and invited to the pizza and soda party in August. For library information, call 252-1120 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Best birthday wishes to these Kasilof folks celebrating the day they were born: Jeanie Pierce, Colleen Haynes, Tonga Mackey, Donna Heames and Josh Hudson.

That's it for this week. Until next time, drive safe and "fish on."

Shawna Wolk can be reached by phone at 260-3152 or by email at swolk2001@yahoo.com

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