Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2005

Power outage put peninsula in the dark

A problem at Chugach Electric's Beluga power plant on the west side of Cook Inlet caused a widespread power outage Thursday that affected Homer Electric Association members in Homer, Anchor Point, Kasilof, Soldotna and Nikiski. About 5,000 HEA members were without power from about 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Areas of the Anchorage Bowl were affected, as well.

The Beluga plant provides power to much of southcentral Alaska.

Family story time scheduled

The Kenai Community Library and Kenai Performers will present "Cinderella" tales from around the world at 1 p.m. today at the Kenai Community Library. This is the first in a monthly series sponsored by The Friends of the Library and presented by Kenai Performers.

Prizes and treats will be available for children in attendance. There is no fee.

KWF plans appreciation party

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a volunteer appreciation party from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Robert Ruffner will present the results from the summer's activities and upcoming events. For more information, call 260-5449.

Puppet show planned

Nikiski High School's drama, debate and forensics team will put on a puppet show at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School. The original show, called "Baranov's Castle," includes original music, costumes, a set and special effects. It is open to the public. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Junior Miss seeks volunteers

The Alaska Junior Miss program is seeking volunteers for the state program held to be in February. An informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 155 Smith Way, Suite 102 in Soldotna.

Alaska's Junior Miss program is an official preliminary of America's Junior Miss, a national scholarship program for high school senior girls. For more information about the program, visit or

hKennel club classes planned

The Kenai Kennel Club is gearing up for fall classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience, rally and conformation. Sign-ups also are being taken for a Canine Good Citizen class. For more information or to sign up for a class, call the club at 335-2552.

Swim classes available

Registration for Nikiski pool's fall beginning swim sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the pool. Space is limited. Classes will be at 1, 3 and 4 p.m. from Oct. 4 through 20. For more information, call 776-8800.

Popcorn fund-raiser begins

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in the Tustumena District of the Western Alaska Council are selling Trails End popcorn to earn money to help purchase uniforms, fund activities and pay for camp. To locate a pack or troop in the Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Homer, Nikiski, Ninilchik or Tustumena areas ,call Steve Coen at 283-1699.

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