Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2001

Committee seeks new members

Today is the deadline to apply for a position on the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve's first advisory council. The council will focus on environmental programs that benefit the Kachemak Bay communities. For more information, write to the reserve for an application packet at 2181 Kachemak Drive in Homer or call, Coowe Walker at (907) 235-4799, ext. 5.

Blood drive to be held today

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Peninsula Center will hold a blood drive at Central Peninsula General Hospital today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borealis room. For more information, call 260-5672.

Christmas pot luck planned

A community pot luck and musical performance of "Starship Bethlehem" will be held today at the Carol Bock Hall at the Kenai Peninsula Fair Ground in Ninilchik at 5:45 p.m. Bring a dish for the pot luck. For more information, call Delores Lindeman at (907) 567-3424 or Kathryn Kennedy at (907) 567-3914.

Donations needed

The United States Marine Corps Reserves and the Arctic Young Marines need toy donations for the Share the Spirit Organization. Toys will be delivered to families on the Kenai Peninsula. Donations can be left at the Am Vets, American Legion, VFW, Veteran's center in the Red Diamond Center, Big Kmart or Fred Meyer.

KPC orientation and registration scheduled

Kenai Peninsula College will hold new student orientation sessions Jan. 2 at 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Participants will receive information on career options, financial aid and scholarships, two- and four-year degrees, one-year certificates and campus services. Reservations are recommended.

There will also be an open house and general registration Jan. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The open house will include entertainment, food, demonstrations and two three-credit classes given away as door prizes. For more information, call 262-0330.

KDLL meeting planned

KDLL's annual membership meeting and board of directors election will be held Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District Building, near Mile 14 Kenai Spur Highway. A brief board meeting will follow the annual meeting.

Christmas trees available

All areas of the Chugach National Forest are open for Christmas tree cutting except Portage Valley, Turnagain Pass, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing.

Limitations are as follows: only one tree per family, topping of trees is prohibited, cutting must be 450 feet away from roads, trails, trail heads, campgrounds or any body of water, stumps must be cut low to the ground and all debris must be removed, and select a tree so that other trees remain within 12 to 15 feet around the felled tree. For more information, call (907) 224-3374.

Refuge open for Christmas tree cutting

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting. Limitations are as follows: one tree per household, cutting must be at least 150 feet away from a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area, no cutting near the visitor center or along Ski Hill Road, and stumps must be trimmed low to the ground. For more information, call 262-7021.

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