Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002

Emergency order alters gillnet opening

An emergency order closed set gillnetting in the northern district of the upper Cook Inlet management area today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It also closed all areas of the central district of the upper Cook Inlet to drift gillnetting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except in Kenai and Kasilof sections of the upper subdistrict and in the portion of the central district south of 60 degrees and 20.43 minutes north latitude.

Cook Inlet health to be discussed

Steve Howell of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will discuss the science of protecting Cook Inlet today at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The program is part of the summer interpretive programs at the center. It will begin at 3 p.m. and is free. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Volleyball camp planned

Winning With Christ Sports Camps will host a weeklong volleyball camp at Soldotna Bible Chapel today through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be today at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Rob Dimick at 262-5095 or 252-0873.

Blood bank seeks donors

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is in need of several blood types. The office, located in the Blazy Mall, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, call the center at 260-5672.

Deadline extended for rafting camp

Readin', Writin' and Raftin', co-sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and After the Bell has extended its registration deadline to Wednesday.

The camp is a weeklong day camp for students entering the seventh and eighth grade and focuses on outdoor-oriented exploratory activities. The camp is Aug. 5 through 9 from 1 to 6 p.m., with an early day Aug. 8 when the group will float the Kenai River. The fee for the full week, including the raft trip, is $150. Scholarships are available.

Registration forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Soldotna Public Library. For more information, leave a message for Rosie Reeder at 262-5846.

Classes still available in Homer

There are still openings in the Homer Community Schools basic life support class set to begin Saturday and basket-making classes. There also are two new classes, CPR and first aid, scheduled for Aug. 24 and pediatric CPR and first aid scheduled for Sept. 7. For more information, call the community school office in Homer High School at (907) 235-6090.

Tickets available from Kenai chamber

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its Hooked on Kenai Wild fund-raiser. There are 50 available, and you do not need to be present to win. The drawing will be held Oct. 5 at the Hooked on the Kenai Wild Festival. Three ticket holders will win a seven-day Caribbean or Alaska cruise for two on Holland America, a trip to Hawaii for two or $500 in cash. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, call 283-7989.

Traffic delays continue into fall

The following construction will delay traffic on the Kenai Peninsula through October:

On the Kenai Spur Highway from Mile 2.8 to 8.2 for work on the Unity Trail;

West Redoubt Avenue to West Marydale Avenue for work the Soldotna Trail; and

In Homer there will be lane closures on East Hill Road, West Hill Road, North Anchor Point Road and Nikolaevsk Road.

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