Story last updated at 3:04 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002

Community News
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action holds Youth Environmental Training Nov. 2-3, at Twin Creeks Trailhead Lodge. Apply by today. E-mail or call 235-2062.


Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College received the 2002 Program Award for its Adult Basic Education program from the Alaska Adult Education Association at the recent AAEA annual meeting. The AAEA recognizes programs for exemplary efforts in curriculum, instruction and community service. AAEA also gave the Rising Star Award to Denise Moriarty, who teaches math to Adult Basic Education students at the Kachemak Bay Branch.

The University of Alaska Foundation offers scholarships from $500 to $8,000 to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska in the 2003-04 academic year. For more information, visit or pick up applications at the Kachemak Bay Branch financial aid office. Call (907) 476-5136 or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity now has a South Kenai Peninsula affiliate. A family and site have been selected, and donations are requested to help build the home. To make a tax-deductible donation, write Habitat for Humanity, South Kenai Peninsula, 770 East End Road, Homer, or call 235-3779.

Student and Military News

Army Pvt. Ryan J. Buster graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. The son of Barr Gray, he is a 2001 graduate of the Alaska Military Youth Academy, Anchorage.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler R. Sahlin recently left on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. Sahlin is part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. and one of 4,000 sailors and Marines aboard the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group. He is a 1999 graduate of Ninilchik High School.

Community School

Upcoming courses include "Alaska Concealed Carry and Personal Protection," meeting Oct. 17 and 19; "Beginning Adult Tap Classes" meeting 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19, and "Hunter Safety Course," required for anyone under 16, meeting 6-8 p.m. tonight and Oct. 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29. The listing for "Latin American Literature" in the catalog is incorrect. The class meets 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Other classes with openings include "Post Office Tour," "Homer News Tour," "Kayaking Skills for Sea Kayakers" and "Writing Your Life Story." Call 235-6090.

Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College

Registration is going on now for "Cetaceans" with Craig Matkin, "Contemporary Artists Seminar" with Asia Freeman and "Spells and Augeries," a poetry workshop with visiting writer John Morgan. For more information, call 235-7743.

Food Service Scores

The following food service establishment inspections were conducted by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Based on a maximum score of 100, businesses are assigned negative points for various health code violations. Emphasizing that a score of 100 reflects adherence to minimum levels of sanitation, the department has established the following rating: 100-90 is good, 89-95 is acceptable, 84-70 is marginal and less than 70 is unacceptable. The establishment is closed until violations are corrected and a reinspection is made. Scores: El Pescador Bar, 100; Subway of Homer II, 99; Otter Cove Resort Bar, 100; Ninilchik Fair Association, 96; Alaska Tropical Snow, Ninilchik, 92; Fat Rack Pizza, 100; The Homestead Bar, 100; Cece's, 97.

Ferry Schedule

Friday, Oct. 11

AR Homer 5:15 p.m. LV 6:45 p.m.

AR Seldovia 8:15 p.m. LV 9:45 p.m.

AR Homer 11:15 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12

LV Homer 1:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

AR Homer 7 a.m. LV 9 a.m.

AR Seldovia 10:30 a.m. LV 1 p.m.

AR Homer 2:30 p.m. LV 7:55 p.m.

After leaving Homer, the M/V Tustumena will dock, in order, at Port Lions, Kodiak, Seward, Chenega Bay and Cordova before returning to Homer on Oct. 22. For last-minute changes, more detailed schedules and information about fares, visit or call 235-8449 or (800) 382-9229 outside of Homer.