Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Sockeye bag limit increased

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that the bag and possession limit for salmon, other than kings, has increased to six per day and in possession in all portions of the Kenai River open to salmon fishing, except in the Russian River and Russian River sanctuary areas. No more than two salmon per day may be coho.

Fish and Game also announced that the personal-use dipnet fishery is open 24 hours a day.

These orders went into effect immediately.

Senate Q candidates to speak at chamber

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host a "Meet the Candidates for State Senate District Q" forum with moderator Sammy Crawford of the League of Women's Voters. Joe Arness, Patrick Hawkins, Ray Vinzant, Tom Wagoner and Jerry Ward will be in attendance. The meeting is today at noon at Paradisos.

CPGH board to hold meeting

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a board meeting Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Iliamna room at the hospital. For more information, call 262-8129.

Murkowski to speak at luncheon

Nancy Murkowski will speak about breast cancer awareness at a Kenai Peninsula Republican Women's Club luncheon Friday at noon at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai. There is a fee of $18 per person. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Dona Anderson at 262-6607.

Splash Bash to be held

Cook Inlet Keeper will hold its fifth annual Splash Bash barbecue to show appreciation for its volunteers and members Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Bishop's Beach Pavilion. Preliminary findings of oil and gas research will be presented. There also will be live music. For more information, call Dale Banks at (907) 235-4068.

5-K run planned

The Tsalteshi Trail Association will hold a 5-kilometer fun run and walk on the trail behind Skyview High School Friday at 6 p.m. Sign-up will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and there is a $5 entry fee. TTA carabiners will be given to all finishers. For more information, call Pete Sprague at 262-4073.

Motorcycle rodeo scheduled

Kenai Peninsula ABATE will hold a motorcycle rodeo Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof with live music by Jughead. There will be motorcycle games, refreshments, split the pot and a raffle. There is a fee of $10 per day and $25 for the weekend. Kids under 12 are free. For more information, call 283-1655 or 262-1910.

Physicals available for athletes

Physicals for all students wishing to participate in athletics at Soldotna High School will be given at the school Saturday at 9 a.m. Football and cross country running practice will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

4-H alumni invited to walk in parade

All 4-H alumni are invited to participate in the Soldotna Progress Days Parade. Meet on Aspen Street at the green bus Saturday at 10 a.m. and bring a sign saying how you were involved with 4-H.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Chess tournament planned on peninsula

A U.S. Chess Federation rated tournament will be held at the Kenai Merit Inn Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will be five rounds using the Swiss pairing system. This is a nonelimination event. USCF membership is required and will be available at the event. All games will be played with a 90-minute time limit for each player.

Saturday registration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Round one will start at 11 followed by round two at 3 p.m. and round three at 7 p.m. Sunday round four will begin at 10 a.m., followed by round five at 2 p.m.

Entry fees are as follows: $25 for adults, $20 for youth ages 15 to 19, $15 for scholastic ages 14 and younger and $20 for seniors ages 65 and older. Advance entry received by Friday is $5 off every fee and 75 percent of all fees will be returned as prize money. Make checks payable to Alaska Chess League and mail them to ACL c/o George Lombardi, P.O. Box 868, Kenai, AK 99611-0686.

For more information, call George Lombardi at 776-5365 or e-mail him at

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