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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2003

Cabin Hoppers plan fun run

The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers Fun Run will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Straight Inn Lodge. The run begins and ends at the lodge. The entry fee is $20. For more information, call Bill or Kathy at 283-7602.

Alumni basketball games planned

Kenai Central High School annual alumni basketball games will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the school. The cost is $10 for a family, $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free for children under 5. Area alumni interested in participating can call the following people: SoHi, John and Paula Christiansen at 262-1325; Skyview, Kim Navarre at 283-9385; Nikiski, Kimi Lofstedt at 283-7308; Cook Inlet Academy, Terry Nettles at 262-9115; Kenai Central High School boys, Katie Pault at 283-8008, KCHS girls, M.K. Knudsen at 283-6024; and "Old Timers" (1968-1993), Pam Saltzgiver at 283-7292.

Basketball registration begins

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registrations for its seventh- and eighth-grade basketball league through Tuesday. The fee is $50. Participants must have current Boys and Girls Club memberships. Registration forms may be downloaded from Forms can be faxed to 283-8190 with a credit card number, postmarked by Wednesday or dropped of at the club between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The club will be closed Wednesday. For more information, call 283-2682.

State parks advisory board to meet

The Southern Peninsula State Parks Citizen Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center. Agenda items include a review of the 2003 season, Marine Services' proposed fees increase at the Deep Creek tractor launch and changes to the state park system fee program. For more information, call Jack Blackwell at 262-5581.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula at the following locations and times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Seward City Council chambers; noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Kenai City Hall; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center.

Fish stocking plan open for comment

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish's fish stocking plan is in its draft format and ready for public comment. The division plans to release more than 7 million fish over the next five years.

The plan is posted at stockingplan.cfm. The deadline for comments is Jan. 16.

Comments can be mailed to 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518, or e-mailed to For more information, call Diane Loopstra at (907) 267-2529.

Ski team plans fund-raiser

The Homer High School Mariners ski team will hold a raffle fund-raiser for a 2003 Yamaha 700ccSX Viper snowmachine. The drawing will be held in conjunction with its spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Homer High School commons.

Tickets for the raffle are $5 apiece and can be obtained by calling (907) 235-5354 or any of the Mariner skiers. The cost of dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family. You need not be present to win.

For more information and details on the snowmachine, call (907) 235-5354.

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