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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Public comment on design concepts sought

The Alaska Capitol Planning Commission recently unveiled the four design concepts that were submitted as part of the competition to design the new capitol building in Juneau and are accepting comment on the designs.

Designs may be viewed online at or in Anchorage at 6:30 p.m. today at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art at 121 W. 7th Ave. Comments should be sent to The deadline for public comment is Friday. A design team will be selected March 1. For more information, call Maria Gladziszewski at (907) 586-0218.

Home building workshop planned

The Cooperative Extension Service will host a cold climate home building techniques workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Copper Landing Community Hall. Richard Seifert, a University of Alaska Fairbanks energy and housing specialist, will present. The cost is $20 per person for building use fee. A free manual and CD will be included with the workshop. For more information or to register, call 262-5824.

KPFA meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The purpose of the meeting will be to learn and discuss the regulation changes that were made at the January Board of Fish meetings in Anchorage. The meeting is open to all setnet commercial fishers and interested parties. For more information, call Chris at 262-2492.

Bed and breakfast group to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center. Aud Walaszek from the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council will speak about the 2006 Arctic Winter Games housing needs and Steve Anderson, owner of the Soldotna Bed and Breakfast Lodge will present the latest information about the proposed bed tax.

All members are urged to attend and it is open to the public. For more information, call Sharon Brower at 776-8775.

KPBSD honor band concert scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District honor band will perform at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the Mariner Theater in Homer. Robert Ponto, director of bands at the University of Oregon, will direct. Ninety-six students from Homer, Kenai Central, Skyview and Soldotna high schools will spend two days in clinics and rehearsals before the concert.

Homer High School's concert and symphonic bands also will play. The cost is $2. Proceeds will go to help support KPBSD band festivals.

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