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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007

Law library to close

The Kenai Law Library will close beginning today until the building project is completed.

Canner gauge testing available

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service offers free pressure canner dial gauge testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road in the Fish and Game building.

Weighted gauges do not need to be checked. For more information, call 262-5824.

CPHC board meeting set

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail mmaguire@cphc-medical.org.

Watershed Forum to host hike

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a hike with Patti Berkhahn at 10 a.m. July 26. Visit aremote field camp on the Russian River. Berkhahn, afishery biologist and project leader for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will describe the complex relationshipsthat form during salmon runs. For more information, visit www.kenaiwatershed.org/summerprograms.html.

Refuge plans July activities

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge visitor center will host the following events. For more information, call 262-7021:

· Wildlife films — Shown daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

At noon, 2 and 4 p.m. — "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 min.) The refuge's wildlife story and learn about its recreational opportunities.

At 1 p.m. — "Denali: The Living Eden" (55 min.) Observe the world class wildlife panorama of Denali National Park.

At 3 p.m. — "Showdown at Grizzly River" (55 min.) Journey to McNeil River to enjoy the spectacle of grizzlies competing with each other for salmon resources.

· The Environmental Education Center is open from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday thorough Friday through July 27. Experience the center's Discovery Room for ages 4 and up. Find out how to become a Junior Explorer or head out on the Keen Eye Nature Trail for the self-guided Trail Explorer Program.

· Hidden Lake programs begin at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Lake Amphitheater (if raining, the program moves to the picnic pavilion near the boat launch): Fridays — "Staying Alive!" Could you survive if you were injured or lost in the Alaska wilderness? Learn how to construct an emergency shelter, build a fire in the rain, and pack the perfect survival kit; and Saturdays — "Let's Talk About Relationships." Discover the relationship between lynx and its prey, the snowshoe hare. Find out about their adaptations for Alaska survival.

Directions to Hidden Lake Campground: Turn south off the Sterling Highway at Mile 58 on to the east entrance of Skilak Lake Road. Drive 3.6 miles west to the Hidden Lake Campground entrance. Turn onto the entrance road and follow signs to amphitheatre and day-use parking. Driving time is one hour from Soldotna.



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