Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2004

Deadline to return dipnet permits past

The deadline for returning the Upper Cook Inlet personal use salmon permits was Aug. 15.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds residents to return the harvest information of the Kenai and the Kasilof dipnet fishery as well as the Kasilof gillnet fishery as soon as possible.

Permits may be dropped off at department offices in Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna or Homer during regular business hours or mailed to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sports Fish RTS, 333 Raspberry Rd., Anchorage, AK 99518-1599.

Permits must be returned even if no one used the permit or if no fish were caught. If the permit was not used permit holders should mark the "did not fish" box on the permit or if no fish were caught write the date and place of dipnetting and write in zeros for the harvest amount.

For lost permits send a letter to the above address with the following information, name, mailing address, fishing and drivers license numbers, names of household members, dates, place and number of each type of salmon caught.

For more information, call the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.

Barbecue fund-raiser planned

The American Legion will host a barbecue fund-raiser beginning at 6 p.m. today at the hall in Old Town Kenai. A balloon raffle and live music featuring Bull Don are some of the planned activities.

Nonmembers are invited to attend.

For more information, call 283-3222.

Farmers' market open Saturdays

The central Kenai Peninsula Farmers' Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through September. The market is held at the bus turnaround next to Soldotna Elementary School on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, arts and crafts are for sale, and WIC coupons are accepted. New vendors are welcome.

For more information, call 262-5463.

Asthma care training offered

The Alaska Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, in conjunction with Central Peninsula General Hospital, will hold an asthma training class for children ages 7 to 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Redoubt room at the hospital.

Class size is limited to 10 families. There is no fee.

For more information or to register, call 714-4432.

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