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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2001

Kenai Peninsula to join National Day of Prayer

At least two special services are planned today on the Kenai Peninsula to coincide with a a National Day of Prayer commemorating those killed in terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York City.

There will be a noon service of remembrance at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai and a 7 p.m. service at Soldotna United Methodist Church.

In addition, area pastors have indicated most churches would be open for prayer today. A complete list was unavailable, but Sterling Baptist Church will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Swanson River Road in Sterling. Kenai Fellowship at Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Highway will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nikiski community council to meet Monday

The monthly meeting of the North Peninsula Community Council will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Center. All residents of the North Peninsula are invited. Mike Gilliland with Cornell will talk about the proposed prison project.

Prison project to be subject of Alliance meeting

The Alliance Kenai Chapter meetings will resume at noon Tuesday at Paradisos Restaurant. The topic will be the proposed private prison project. The primary speaker will be Don Gilman, former borough mayor and state senator. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Bill Popp also will be available to answer questions. Michael Gilliland, project coordinator for Cornell, will talk about facility operations.

Cost is $11.

Those attending are asked to RSVP by fax to (907) 561-8870.

Homer area kick-off for United Way set for Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula United Way will hold the Homer Area Community Kick-off from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. This family event will be hosted by the Homer Senior Center, 3935 Svedlund.

There will be music, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 283-9500.

Workshops on natural resources Web site set

There will be workshops on the Cooperatively Implemented Information Management and Monitoring System, or CIIMMS, next week at Kenai Peninsula College.

CIIMMS is a World Wide Web-based tool enabling users to find and share information about Alaska's natural resources. It allows users to discover, access and contribute valuable information about Alaska and its natural resources.

The address is:

The first workshop will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College, Room 117, 533 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer.

The second will be Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kenai Peninsula College, Room 106A (Computer Lab), 34820 College Drive, Soldotna.

The CIIMMS project team is holding workshops to secure feedback from users in the Cook Inlet area regarding the usefulness of the Web site and inform users about plans for further development of the site.

The workshop is open to the public and will include a brief presentation, time for questions, and opportunities for hands on exploration of the Web site.

For more information, contact Joe Gallagher, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, at 283-7222 or by e-mail at or Carol Fries of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources at (907) 269-8425 or by e-mail at

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