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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2002

Forestry suspends burn permits

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry Thursday suspended burn permits until further notice because of hot, dry weather.

Permit holders are instructed to call forestry at the number listed on their permits to periodically check the status of the suspension. The suspension is in effect for the west side of the Kenai Peninsula from Nikiski to Homer.

Basket-making techniques to be demonstrated

Dana Woodard, manager of the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau's collections and exhibits will demonstrate birch bark basket-making today at 3 p.m. for the center's Alaska Heritage Day. The program is free. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Racing lions to compete

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions Moto Cross and Circle Track Division will hold a race today. Sign-in and practice will begin at 6 p.m. and racing will start at 7 p.m. at the Twin Cities Raceway on the Spur Highway across from Beaver Loop. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $3 for seniors and children under 12 are free.

Picnic for KPBA members

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold a member appreciation picnic Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Soldotna Creek Park. For more information, call 283-8071.

Tour of historic cabin offered

There will be a free tour of the historic Victor Holm cabin in Kasilof Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. To participate, meet at the Kasilof Mercantile. For more information, call the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449 or visit the organization's Web site at www.kenaiwatershed.org.

Family potluck to be held

Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 33 and auxiliary No. 13 will have a family potluck Sunday at noon at the Kenai City Park on Main Street and Bidarka Street. For more information, call Nadine Gabbett at 776-8636.

Exxon Valdez oil spill workers sought

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) in Anchorage and Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility (AFER) in Cordova are conducting a long-term monitoring study to determine the health effects among cleanup workers from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The organizations are looking for cleanup workers, sick or not, and family members of workers who are deceased.

If you or someone you know was a cleanup worker, please call ACAT with contact addresses and information. Participants will be asked to complete a brief health assessment survey. All participants will be provided with a summary report.

For more information, call ACAT between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (907) 222-7714 or through e-mail at info@akaction.net

WRCC radiothon planned

The 18th annual KRSM and WRCC Radiothon Fundraiser will be Sept. 9 and the Women's Resource and Crisis Center is looking for volunteers to serve as remote team members who will contact businesses for cash and in-kind donations which support WRCC victim services. For more information, call June at 283-1946.



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