Governor slated for pipeline hearing in Kenai
Gov. Frank Murkowski is scheduled to make a presentation on the Alaska natural gas pipeline proposal during a public hearing that begins at 11 a.m. today at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.
Presentations are also planned by Commissioners Bill Corbus, Greg O’Claray and Mike Menge before public testimony begins.
Testimony will be taken until everyone has had an opportunity to speak and the hearing will reconvene at 5 p.m.
Those who cannot attend are asked to comment online at www.gaspipeline.alaska.gov.
Ninilchik opens for hatchery kings
The Ninilchik River reopened Wednesday for hatchery king salmon and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14.
Wild king salmon may not be retained or possessed. Hatchery fish can be recognized by their missing adipose fin and healed fin clip scar.
The Ninilchik is open for king fishing from its mouth upstream about two miles to a regulatory marker.
Daily bag and possession limits for hatchery kings 20 inches or longer are two per day and two in possession. Daily limits for hatchery king salmon under 20 inches are 10 per day and in possession.
Bait is allowed, but only one single hook may be used while fishing for king salmon. Any king 20 inches or longer that is kept counts toward the annual limit of five and must be recorded immediately.
For more information, call the Division of Sport Fish in Homer at (907) 235-8191.
Counseling service offers education
Central Peninsula Counseling Services is offering free education open to the public on stress management and mental illness at CPCS on Lake Street in Kenai.
Stress management and reduction education is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today; and “What is mental illness” is the topic for noon to 2 p.m. Monday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 22.
For more information, call 283-7501.
State education board to meet
Kenai Peninsula residents who wish to offer comments or testimony during the State Board of Education and Early Development may do so today and Friday at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai.
The state board meets in Juneau and its complete agenda is available online at www.eed.state.ak.us/StateBoard.
Comments can be made at the LIO beginning at 8:05 a.m.
Indonesia aides guests at potluck
A potluck from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at Nikiski Nazarene will include a visit from the Linegar family, which has been serving as teachers and administrators at Mountainview International Christian School in Java, Indonesia, for the past seven years.
Last year, Ron Linegar started working as tsunami relief coordinator for teams from around the world who have come to assist following the tsunami that killed nearly a quarter of a million people in Aceh and other parts of Indonesia after the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake.
The potluck is open to the public, and all are invited to share in the fellowship.
For more information, call D’Ann Waggoner at 776-8547.
Kids car-seat checks planned
Child car-seat checks will be performed at the Kenai Fire Department from 1 to 4 p.m., June 23, and at the Central Emergency Services fire station in Soldotna from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 30.
Safety technicians will check to be sure the car seat or booster seat is the correct one for the child’s age, weight and height.
For more information, call Safe Kids at 714-4539.
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