Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Dead trees blamed for Moose Pass outage

A pair of beetle-killed spruce trees blew into a Chugach Electric Association power line at Moose Pass, causing a two-hour power outage for 122 customers Monday morning.

Power went out at 9:28 a.m. and was restored at 11:38 a.m., after a Chugach crew found and removed dead spruce trees that had apparently blown down from outside the utility's cleared right of way at two separate locations, according to a press release from Chugach.

Soldotna chamber to meet today

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at today at the Riverside House. Harry Lockwood, of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will speak. For more information, call 262-9814.

Flu shot available

The Homer Public Health Center will have the flu shot available from 1 to 5:30 p.m. today and every Tuesday and Thursday in November, except for Thanksgiving. The shot costs $6. For more information, call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Computer workshop offered

PCI Skills Resource Center offers a Windows 98/Office 97 workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday. Reservations are required. PCI is located behind National Bank of Alaska in the Merit Plaza in Kenai. For more information or to register, call 283-4099.

Youth facility committee invites public to comment

A public meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility Committee will be held at 6 tonight in the Assembly Chambers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building. Public opinions are sought on the need for the facility, the correctness of the Marathon Road site and what, if any, benefits a youth facility will have for juveniles and the community, as well as the long range impact such a facility may have on families and individuals involved with police. For more information, call 283-4359.

Ninilchik firefighters to hold membership meeting

The Ninilchik Volunteer Fire Department will hold a general membership meeting at 7 tonight at the Ninilchik Emergency Services Building. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 567-3900.

AARP to meet Thursday

The American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday following lunch at the Soldotna Senior Center. Officers will be elected. For more information, call 262-5571.

Small business center to hold open house

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will hold an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 16, in Soldotna. The purpose of the event is to introduce new and prospective business owners to the SBDC's new facilities, including the small resource library. The public is invited.

A seminar entitled "Developing a Business Plan" will follow the open house at 1 p.m.

The small business development center provides training, education and consulting services to business owners and prospective business owners. For more information, call 262-7497.

KDLL board to meet

KDLL will hold its monthly board meeting at the KDLL studio, located in the Economic Development District Building three miles north of Kenai, at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. The meeting is open to the public.

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