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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2000

Lions drag racing postponed

The Cook Inlet Lions Drag Race at the Soldotna airport has been postponed until Saturday and Sunday. Time trials are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and racing begins on Sunday with time trials from noon to 2 p.m. Tech inspections close at 1 p.m. and eliminations start at 2 p.m. The entry for racing is $40, general gates admission is $7 and children 12 and under are free. No open headers or alcohol are allowed. It is open to the public. For further information, contact Wendy at 260-3305 or Michelle at 260-3516 or check their Web site at

Science program to feature alien species

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's Science on the Kenai program will feature Gary Sonnevil of the Kenai River Fishery Office today at 3 p.m. with a presentation on the biological threats of nonindigenous, invasive species to the health of the Kenai River watershed and Cook Inlet.

Evening wildflower walks in Kenai Municipal Park start each Wednesday at 7 p.m. with area resident Kacky Wells. Guided walking tours of Old Town are available at he visitors center Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours are $5 per adult, with no charge for children.

North Peninsula Community Council to meet

There will be an open meeting of the North Peninsula Community Council today at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center. It is open to the public. For more information, contact Pat Heath at 776-8976.

DEC to hold meeting

Department of Environmental Conservation Director Janice Adair will be in Soldotna today at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Adair will address concerns raised about the current head of the DEC on the Kenai Peninsula. If you have complaints, come and voice them at this time. For more information, contact Kathy Musick at 260-3343.

School board meets today

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education meets today at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Building in Soldotna. All school board meetings are open to the public.

Agendas are available at the meeting or the district's Web site at

Summer camp scheduled

Soldotna Community School July Summer (Day) Camp will be held Monday through July 28. There are half and full days classes at Soldotna High School for those in kindergarten through sixth grade. Classes include fine arts, cooking, performing arts, reading club and science experiments. Registration forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Soldotna Public Library. Registration for the three-week camp, with check for $275 for full day or $160 for half day, can be mailed to Soldotna Community Schools, c/o Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 148 N. Binkley, Soldotna, AK 99669.

For more information, call 262-6768.

Family members teaming up to play golf

The Family Affair Golf Tournament will be held at the Birch Ridge golf Course in Soldotna Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. Entries are limited to 36 two-member teams. Each team consists of two family members separated by at least one generation. For example: father and son, aunt and nephew, grandfather and granddaughter, etc.

This is an 18-hole handicapped mixed-format event. There will be a barbecue and awards ceremony following the tournament. The event is sponsored by the Birch Ridge Golf Association, with all proceeds benefiting the Junior Golf Program. Sign up at the golf course's pro shop. Entry fee is $60 per person ($120 per team). For more information, call Linda Murphy at 262-8608 or 262-1686.

Letters seek bank account numbers

The city of Kenai recently received a foreign mailed solicitation form letter seeking bank account information to assist with a transfer of foreign money.

Businesses and individuals are cautioned not to give out personal information and-or bank account numbers, as anyone armed with that information can debit or clean out the account(s). Historically, promises in the form letters to share their supposed "wealth" in return for "hiding" it in your account have not been realized. Usually these form letters are scams, and the public is urged to be cautious.

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