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Story last updated at 8:02 PM on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Business Briefs

Borough book considers coastal property issues

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has released "On the Coast," a 72-page book describing coastal processes and making recommendations about good stewardship of coastal property.

"On the Coast" is written by Orson Smith, a University of Alaska Anchorage engineering professor, and Gary Williams, director of the borough Coastal Zone Management program, and illustrated by Kathy Lepley.

The book describes the tides, currents, tsunamis and other forces that cause beach erosion, and discusses seasonal changes in beach profiles and components of coastal habitat. "On the Coast" also looks at conservation of coastal land and issues to consider before buying or building on coastal property.

The book is available online at www.kenairivercenter.org and in print at the River Center, 514 Funny River Road, Soldotna, and at borough annex offices in Homer and Seward.

Free business startup workshop set for March 11

The Alaska Small Business Development Center plans the following workshops:

March 11: Bryan Zak will lead a free business startup orientation from 11 a.m. to noon at the Homer Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. Zak will answer your basic questions on starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula and share information about the Alaska Small Business Development Center and its partner programs

The deadline to register is March 7.

Register online at aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com: Click training events, scroll to centers, select Kenai Peninsula and find the seminar you want to attend

A "Starting Your Own Business" workshop will be offered from 11 a.m.-noon March 18 also at the Homer chamber. Cost is $20.

There will be a free renewable energy workshop from 1-4 p.m. March 21 also at the chamber.

Winter king tourney scheduled for March 19

Homer's 18th Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament will be March 19. There are rule changes this year, so participants are urged to read the tournament rules carefully.

Boats are needed for the tournament. For more information, call Paula Frisinger, the winter king coordinator, at 235-7740.

Last year, 865 anglers in 259 boats caught 135 fish. The total cash payout was $115,181.25. The tournament winner was Scott Ross of Anchorage with a 38.5-pound king.

SPH board elects officers

The South Peninsula Hospital Inc. board of directors announced the results of its election of officers held at its Jan. 26 annual meeting. Elected were Julie Woodworth, president; Kelly Cooper, vice president; Bernadette Wilson, secretary, and Clyde Boyer, treasurer.

Other board members are Nina Allen, Matthew North, Kent Haina, Vickey Hodnik and Matthew Hambrick.

The SPH Inc. board holds regular meetings the fourth Wednesday of each month in the SPH conference room. The public is welcome and invited to attend.

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