Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Nikiski chamber to meet today

The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet today at Lighthouse Community Church (previously North Kenai Baptist Church). The candidate for North Peninsula Law Enforcement Service Area Board seat B, Phil Nash, will speak. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

Refuge trail reopened

Effective immediately, the Moose Creek Trail at Tustumena Lake has been reopened to the public. The trail, along with the Emma Lake Trail and Bear Creek Trail, were closed due to dangers of the Glacier Creek Fire.

Bear Creek was previously reopened; however, the Emma Lake Trail remains closed due to some active burning areas and hundreds of hazard trees and snags along its route.

The Glacier Creek Fire is not expected to be declared out until later in the fall, but state managers rate the risk of any active burning impacting the Bear Creek or Moose Creak trails as low at this time.

Hunters and hikers using the area are cautioned to be careful with campfires and to report any dangerous trail conditions to the refuge at 262-7021.

Deadline for comment today

Today is the final day for public comment on the proposed regulatory changes regarding on-bottom aquatic farming in the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area. Written comments on proposed changes can be mailed to Kerri Tonkin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulation Specialist, ADFG, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526 or e-mailed to . For more information or a copy of the proposed regulation changes, call Kerri Tonkin at (907) 465-6124.

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will met at 11:30 a.m. today at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Members will join the senior citizens for lunch and a program that will introduce the new book by retired Alaska Marine Highway Capt. Walter Jackinsky of Ninilchik. Tables will be set aside for members and a business meeting will follow the program.

The Soldotna Public library will sponsor a used book sale from noon to 4 p.m. today at 235 Binkley St. in Soldotna. Books cost 25 cents unless otherwise marked. For more information, call 262-4227.

Kennel club to host open house

The second annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day is Friday. In order to celebrate, AKC encourages all AKC dog clubs, as well as other dog and pet-related organizations, to hold public events that promote responsible dog ownership during the month of September.

On Saturday, the Kenai Kennel Club will hold an open house in its new facility in the C Plaza on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The event will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. and include general information with literature from AKC, as well as obedience and agility demonstrations, and information on upcoming classes offered by the club.

The Kenai Kennel Club offers classes for Canine Good Citizen certificates. This is open to purebred and mixed breed dogs. Representatives of several different canine breeds will be present.

To find out more or to sign up for classes, call the club at 335-2552.

Genealogical society to meet

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present an open forum class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Community Library. For more information, call 283-4481.

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