Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2001

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Due to an overescapement of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued emergency orders extending set and drift gillnetting in certain areas. Set gillnetting in the Kasilof section of the upper subdistrict is extended from 7 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Drift gillnetting in the same section is extended from 7 until 11 p.m. Monday and from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Chamber to meet today

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The guest speaker is Joe Gallagher, public outreach coordinator for Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council.

Flood plain meeting slated

There will be a general meeting to discuss flood plain management issues today at 7 p.m. at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Speakers will be LeslieAnn Melville, the regional manager for the National Flood Insurance Program, and Jane Gabler, the Kenai Peninsula Floodplain manager. For more information about the meeting, call Jane Gabler at 260-4882. The meeting is open to the public.

Borough mayor to address chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at noon Thursday at the Lighthouse Inn. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-4202.

Fisheries walk slated

The Kenai Watershed Forum will present a fisheries walk with Mary Price of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 1 p.m. Thursday. Participants will take a closer look at Slikok Creek by trapping juvenile salmon, viewing sport fishing efforts on the river and discussing walkways and habitat protection. Participants will meet at Slikok Creek Park. The walk is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call 260-5449.

Class planned to promote awareness

A Serving Safe Food in Alaska class will be held Friday at the Soldotna Senior Center from 5 to 9 p.m. The class has been designed for those who serve food in Alaska. The program is designed by Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to assure safe food handling. The course will discuss personal hygiene, receiving and storage, preparation, cooking and proper cleaning and sanitizing. The class is free but preregistration is requested. For more information, call Jeri Lohmer at 262-5210, ext. 237.

Crafts bazaar planned

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

Blood drive slated

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a community blood drive at the Soldotna Church of God Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The church is at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt.

Participants are urged to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a healthy meal before donating.

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