The Burn Permit suspension has been lifted by the Alaska State Forestry for small piles only in the areas south of the south fork of the Anchor River, including the Fox River Drainage and the Kenai and Kodiak area.
Dozer piles are not permitted at this time.
Permittees must call each say to check on the status of the permit suspension. Fires must be kept well away from spruce trees.
Burn permits are not valid during windy conditions.
Parade entries accepted
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting parade entries for the 41st Annual Progress Days Parade planned for July 22. Entry forms are available at the chamber office in the Soldotna Visitors Center and need to be returned by July 17.
There is no cost to enter. For more information, call 262-9814.
Kenai Elks help peninsula veterans
The Kenai Elks Lodge 2425 will hold its third annual Pro-Sports Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday at the Kenai Central High School gymnasium.
The Elks team will be opposed by current Oakland Raiders linebackers Sammy Sword and Bobby Brooks; former Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch; former Packers and Seahawks cornerback Dave Brown and Major League Baseball outfielder Bill North.
Proceeds from the basketball game will be used to help purchase a van for Kenai Peninsula veterans.
Tickets are available from Kenai Elks members or at the game. Adults are $15 in advance, with kids 14 and under being admitted two for $15. Family passes are available for $35 (admitting the entire immediate family). For more information, call the Elks Event Office at 283-4693.
Swimming lessons available
The Soldotna High School swimming pool is now taking registration for its summer swimming lessons. Classes are held Monday through Friday and cost $30 for a set of 10 lessons. Classes start June 19 and July 3. Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.
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