Burning permit suspension lifted
State Forestry Thursday afternoon lifted the burning permit suspension for small, hand piles of material in the Kenai and Kodiak area. The area includes the entire west side of the Kenai Peninsula. People with burn permits must call in each day to activate their permits, prior to lighting a fire. Permitted fires must be attended by an adult at all times; permits are not valid during windy conditions. For more information, call Sharon Roesch at 260-4222.
Nikiski area loses electricity for one hour
Homer Electric Association customers lost power in the Nikiski area for about one hour Thursday due to a problem with an insulator at an HEA facility near the Nikiski Mall. Power was restored by 1:50 p.m. About 1,121 customers were affected by the outage.
Curator highlights Heritage Day
Today is Alaska Heritage Day at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Curator Dana Woodward will present "Captain Cook's Journal of the Pacific" from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.
Garage sale winds down today
Today is the last day for the Nikiski Senior Center's garage sale on Island Lake Road. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with plenty of household items available.
Homer chamber mixer scheduled for tonight
The July Chamber Mixer for the Homer Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5 to 7 tonight at Honey's Place Bed and Breakfast located at Mile 1.5 on the Homer Spit Road. The beach party will be open to chamber members or anyone interested in joining the chamber. For more information, call Shelly Smith at 235-7740.
Killer whale count begins today
Today marks the start of the first ever Alaska Killer Whale Count, to be held through Sunday. Anyone interested in participating or looking for more information can call Kerry Irish or Andrew Trites at (604) 822-8181, or visit www.AlaskaKillerWhales.org.
Pancake feed to be held Saturday
The Cooper Landing Community Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake feed Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6 per person, with the proceeds benefiting Cooper Landing Senior Citizens.
Blood drive canceled
The Blood Bank of Alaska-Kenai Peninsula Center has canceled its blood drive originally scheduled for Saturday at the Cottonwood Country Club.
EDD to hold flea market
The Economic Development District will hold a community flea market and barbecue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The EDD will be selling used office equipment.
Kenai Eagles cancels dinners
Due to scheduling conflicts, Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 is canceling dinners scheduled for Saturday and July 27. Dinners will resume in August.
Barbecue planned for late July
Cook Inlet Keeper is holding its fifth annual Splash Bash barbecue, to show appreciation to its volunteers and members July 26 from 6 to10 p.m. at the Bishop's Beach Pavilion. Specialist Lois Epstein will be on hand to present her preliminary findings on oil and gas research. For more information, call Dale Banks at 235-4068.
Red Cross continues classes
The American Red Cross continues to offer weekly classes throughout the peninsula in basic first aid and CPR. The next scheduled classes will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. or July 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. There is a cost of $65. For more information, or to preregister for a class, call Debbie Holle at 262-4541.
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