Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2000

Habitat for Humanity to host work days

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity will be hosting work days at its current build site every Thursday and Saturday, with the work beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome and appreciated.

The site is located down Strawberry Road, take a right on Gene Street, and the Habitat site is 1/4 mile down the road on the right. To verify work days or get more details, please call the office at 283-7797.

Visitors center presents Dena'ina Heritage Day

The speaker for the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's "Dena'ina Heritage Day" program will be Rita Smagge, executive director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, with a discussion of what an Indian tribe is and how it functions for tribal members. The program will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at the visitors center.

Burn permit suspension lifted for small piles

The Kenai/Kodiak Area office of the Alaska Division of Forestry is allowing individuals to activate their burn permits for small piles. Burning must adhere strictly to the terms and conditions listed on the permit.

The fire must be reported to the call-in line on the permit for each day the fire is burning. Large slash piles and field or wild grass may not be burned at this time.

This is effective as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. For more information call 260-4222.

Fish and Game offers hunter education class

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be holding a basic hunter education class beginning Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. The classes are three hours per night for all five nights, plus an additional three hours at the rifle range.

The total cost is three dollars per participant. Beginning Aug. 1, 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1,1986 must possess hunter education certification to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20. To sign up or for more information call Larry Lewis at Fish and Game, 262-9368.

Kenai Peninsula United Way offers cruise

The Kenai Peninsula United Way invites the public to participate in the annual Kenai Fjords Fox Island Dinner Cruise, departing at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $50, which includes an evening cruise, dinner and entertainment. A silent outcry auction also will be held, with all proceeds benefiting the Kenai Peninsula United Way. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Evy Gebhardt at 283-9500.

Mental Health Trust plans land auction

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) will offer 80 parcels for sale through sealed bid auction. The parcels are typically existing subdivision lots in the Fairbanks, Nenana, Mat-Su, Kachemak Bay, Ketchikan, Thorne Bay and Petersburg areas. Auction parcels will be awarded to the bidder submitting the highest bid. Bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Bids received after that date and time will not be considered. Bids will be opened beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 2. Bidding is not restricted to Alaska residents and a person can purchase more than one parcel.

The TLO's 2000 Land Sale Booklet can be viewed on the Web at web site www.dnr.state.ak.us/mhtlo. Maps of the parcels are available for viewing in Anchorage at the Department of Natural Resources Public Information Center, 550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1260.

Revenues generated from the sale of Alaska Mental Health Trust lands are managed by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, which has a primary mission of improving the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries throughout the state.



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