Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2001

Emergency order issued for upper inlet

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued a emergency order for today. Emergency order No. 25 closes commercial salmon fishing with drift gillnets in all areas of the central district of upper Cook Inlet, except west of a line from Shell Platform C at 151 degrees 30 minutes west longitude, 60 degrees 45.75 minutes north latitude to a point on the Anchor Point line at 59 degrees 45.20 minutes north latitude, 152 degrees 10.00 minutes west longitude except in the Chinitna Bay subdistrict from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Chinitna Bay subdistricts remain closed to drift gillnets until further notice.

Set gillnetting is closed in all areas of the upper subdistrict of the central district today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Science presentation planned

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present Doug Palmer of the Kenai Fishery Resource Office in a program on tracking Kenai River trout and Dolly Varden species through the year to discover their life cycles. The program is today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the center.

CARTS to hold meeting

The Central Area Rural Transit System Inc. Advisory Partners will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the CARTS office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Discussion will include the new minivans the group has on order and special service trips. For more information, call 262-8900.

First aid, CPR classes to be held

The American Red Cross is taking registration for a community first aid and CPR class on Saturday. The cost of the class is $58. Red Cross courses meet all OSHA and workplace requirements.

Preregistration is required for the class. For more information or to register, call 262-4541.

Nutritional seminars slated

Nutritional seminars and a forum featuring Drs. Richard Brouse and Daniel Brouse of the Sunnyside Health Center in Oregon is planned Saturday at Central Peninsula General Hospital in the Iliamna room. The first seminar, "Understand and Rebuild Your Immune System," is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and the forum will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

An evening seminar and dinner also are planned and are open to the public. Dinner will be from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and the seminar, "Using Scientific Nutrition in Your Health Profession," will follow from 6:15 to 7:15. A reservation and payment of $17 is required by Wednesday.

To reserve a spot in either seminar, send a check to Audrey Pearson at 354 W. Beluga Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call Ellen at 262-5031, Joyce at 262-9319, Roselind at 283-9598 or Audrey at 262-5359.

Social security visits scheduled

The Social Security Administration of Alaska is traveling around the state this summer. Representatives will be in Kenai Aug. 14 and Sept. 19. at city hall from noon to 4 p.m., and in Homer Aug. 15 at the senior citizens center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club to close temporarily

Aug. 17 will be the last day for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Summer Program. The Kenai Clubhouse will be closed beginning Aug. 18 for staff training and will reopen Sept. 4 for the school year clubhouse. Hours during the school year are from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 283-2682.

Free booth space available

There will be free booth space available at the Industry Appreciation Day scheduled for Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kenai park strip. No retail sales are permitted. For more information or to reserve a space, call 283-3855.

Picnic held in lieu of meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will have a picnic Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Kenai Municipal Park at the end of South Forest Drive in Kenai. The picnic will be held in lieu of the monthly meeting.

The seeing impaired, their families and caregivers may attend. The organization provides education, awareness, outreach, advocacy services and information to individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

For more information, call 262-7061.

Beautification nominations accepted through Friday

Nominations are being accepted for the new Soldotna Beautification Awards Program until Friday at 5 p.m. The awards are co-sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Booths Landscaping and will recognize individuals and businesses in four categories: most attractive business, most attractive residence, most creative and most improved.

Winners will be judged the third week in August. To submit a nomination, bring it to the chamber at 44790 Sterling Highway, fax it to 262-3566 or e-mail it to

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