FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 4

Lemonade Day

Mini entrepreneurs prepare for Lemonade Day Alaska on June 14
Thousands of Alaska youth prepare business plans, learn money management and leadership lessons
Young Alaskans from Barrow to Ketchikan are learning what it takes to start a successful business as part of Lemonade Day Alaska on June 14. In May and early June, kids attended money management workshops facilitated by Wells Fargo and partnered with local businesses to learn the small business ropes.
Lemonade Day Alaska participants are allowed to keep all of the money they raise from operations, but are encouraged to, “spend a little, save a little, and share a little with their community.” More than 4,000 Alaska youth are expected to open up their lemonade stands (or other business) on June 14.
Parents or youth sponsors can still sign up at and pick up their free backpacks at Wells Fargo locations in participating communities.

Sandhill Cranes nesting

Please report Sandhill Crane colt (chick) sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch. Include location, date, time, and number of colts when first seen to or 235-6262.

Campfires allowed in developed campsites

Open campfires are now allowed only in developed campsites in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires must be in a metal fire grate provided by a state or federal agency in a developed campsite. Use of personal charcoal grills, cooking stoves, and gas grills are also allowed.
On other state and private lands on the Kenai Peninsula, cooking and warming fires are allowed in an established campfire ring. Burn permits are still suspended until further notice.
While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains high over much of the Kenai Peninsula. Residents and visitors are urged to continue to use extreme caution with anything that could ignite a fire.
Questions regarding this emergency restriction should be directed to:
• Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021
• Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500
• Kenai Area State Parks (907) 262-5581
• Kenai Area State Forestry (907) 262-4200

Upcoming Training Opportunities at South Peninsula Hospital:

  American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Courses on June 13 and June 27 at 8 a.m.
Safe Sitter class on June 25 and 26.  This two day course is designed for 11-13 years olds to learn basic child care skills and prepare them to provide quality baby-sitting services. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call the hospital education department to register for any of these classes at 235-0258.

Homer Street Faire vendor application

Homer Street Faire is Saturday, July 19 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Vendor applications due July 11. Application and guidelines online here and at HCOA.

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