Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, July 09, 2001

Emergency order closes salmon fishing

Emergency order number 2S-10-01 closes commercial salmon fishing with drift gillnets in all areas of the Central District of Upper Cook Inlet except in the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Biologist to speak about bears

Jack Dean, former wildlife biologist with the Kenai River Fishery office, will be the speaker of the Science on the Kenai Summer Interpretive program at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center today at 3 p.m. Dean will discuss the ecological link between the brown bear population and the salmon fishery of the Chickaloon River Watershed on the northern Kenai Peninsula.

Programs are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the center. For more information, contact the center at 283-1991.

History to be explored at chamber

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will feature Dave Brann at its meeting Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the chamber.

Brann will discuss many issues of Homer's history, including coal mines throughout the 1950s and the railroad. For more information, call (907) 235-8766.

Professor to discuss plans, birds

The Kenai Watershed Forum will present a Slikok Creek plant and bird survey with Kenai Peninsula College Professor Boyd Shaffer Thursday at 1 p.m. The walk will survey the plants and birds of the trail closure areas for signs of rehabilitation. Participants will meet at the KPC parking lot. The walk is free and open to the public, but the forum warns that some agility is required because of the stairs and routes along the trail.

For more information, call 260-5449.

Dog show set for weekend

The Kenai Kennel Club Dog Show begins Friday at Skyview High School south of Soldotna.

About 600 dogs from around the nation are signed up to attend. The show will include conformation, obedience and, for the first time, dog agility competitions. A demonstration of lure coursing by sight hounds may be added.

The event is officially sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.

The three-day event is technically considered three separate shows.

Spectators are welcome, however, seating is limited, so bring a chair. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The dog agility events begin at 10 a.m. Admission is $3 per person or $5 for a carload.

For more information, call Leslie at 262-6405.

Benefit held to raise money

There will be a benefit for Shala Todd Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Duck Inn. Todd is in a coma as a result of car accident in Japan, where she was teaching English as a second language. Donations for the Chinese auction can be left at the Duck Inn and cash can be donated at Alaska Credit Union under Judith Moss, account No. 261368. For more information, call 262-1849.

Football camps to be offered

A football camp focusing on drills, skills and fundamentals will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 through 20 for fourth- through ninth-graders, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 through 27 for ninth- through 12th-graders. Registration is July 16 and July 23 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Soldotna High School swimming pool entrance. Cost is $65. For ninth-graders attending both weeks of camp, the fee is $95. Wear sweats, T-shirt and tennis or football shoes and bring sack lunch and water bottle. Registration fee includes a 2001 camp T-shirt. For more information, call Rob Dimick at 262-5095.

Christmas in July planned

The Sterling Senior Center is hosting a Christmas in July Bazaar on July 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft tables are available for $25. For more information, call 262-2943.

Elder hostel program planned

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College's annual elder hostel program will be July 22 through 28. The program is for adults over age 55. To register, call the campus at (907) 235-7743, the national elder hostel office at (877) 426-8056 or visit its Web page at

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