By emergency order, the Kasilof River's personal-use gillnet salmon fishery will be closed at 6 p.m. today.
Under the Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Management Plan, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is required to manage the fishery to achieve a harvest of 10,000 to 20,000 sockeye salmon. It is anticipated that at current harvest rates, that will be achieved by today, according to a release from Fish and Game.
Martian to speak at Nikiski chamber lunch
The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at the Lighthouse Inn. Daniela Martian of the Challenger Learning Center will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public.
Visitors center spotlights Native artist
Today the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's Artists of the Kenai series will feature Native artist Susan Wardlow in a discussion of how to incorporate traditional stories in contemporary artwork.
On Friday, Dena'ina Heritage Day will feature the Kenai Youth Program in a demonstration and explanation of events in the Native Youth Olympics. Other events at the center include wildflower walks in Kenai Municipal Park each Wednesday with Kacky Wells. Walks are free and open to the public.
Old Town guided walking tours are available Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with guide Richard Flood. The one-hour tours, which are $5 for adults and free for children, provide an in-depth historical look at Alaska's oldest mainland city.
Burns planned in peninsula mountains
The Chugach National Forest plans to use prescribed fire to improve wildlife habitat and reduce wildfire threats in areas infested with spruce bark beetles. Five backcountry areas near Hope, Cooper Landing and Moose Pass may be burned between now and Sept. 30, depending on weather conditions.
For more information, call Susan Howell or Mark Black with the U.S. Forest Service at (907) 224-3374.
Breast cancer mobile unit visits Ninilchik
The Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska will send its mobile unit to Ninilchik on Friday.
The unit will be in Kenai from July 5 to 7 at the Big Kmart and at Fred Meyer in Soldotna July 10 to 12. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no charge, but those participating need a health-care provider referral. For more information call 1-800-464-4577.
SoHi plans swimming lessons
A session of swimming lessons will be held at the Soldotna High School swimming pool starting Monday.
Classes are held Monday through Friday at a cost of $30 for 10 lessons. Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended.
For more information, call the pool at 262-7419.
Discount offered on computer classes
The PCI Skills Resource Center is offering a July special on computer classes. Excel Quickbooks, Windows 98/Office 97 and Basic Skills all are discounted for the month of July. Classes begin July 5. Preregistration is required.
For more information, call 283-4099.
Fine Arts Center to hold workshop
A dye-painting workshop will be held at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Thursday and Friday with nationally known instructor Ann Johnston. Johnston is the author of two books, "Color By Accident" and "Quilters Book of Design." Space is limited. Additional information and reservations are available by calling Betty at 283-4425 or Marilyn at 262-5817.
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