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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2002

People warned to beware of bears

Reports of a brown bear feeding on a moose carcass near Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School began circulating on the central peninsula Thursday, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife technician said he wasn't surprised, given the number of bears and moose in the area.

"People should be aware," Lewis said. "No matter where they are, they can run into this anywhere right now, especially with bears out looking for calves and bears going into estrus."

Environment camp applications sought

The deadline for applications to the 2002 Summer Get-Together in the Tongass National Forest sponsored by the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action is June 15. To apply or nominate someone send the following information to AYEA@nwf.org or fax it to (907) 258-4811: name and contact information, why the youth would like to attend, what type of conservation project the youth would like to do in his or her community after the event and the names and contact information for three references. Scholarships are available to cover the $250 cost for the program. For more information, call Polly Carr at 258-4825.

Community schools application deadline extended

Soldotna Community Schools has extended the registration and scholarship deadlines to June 15 for Readin', Writin' and Raftin' on the Kenai, taught by Dorothy Gray and Clark Fair Aug. 5 through 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Skyview High School.

The program is for students who have finished sixth and seventh grade. There is a fee of $150 to pay for daily "educational snacks," writing supplies and a Kenai River rafting trip. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, call the Soldotna Community School office at 262-6768.

CIRCAC seeks volunteer for public seat

The Cook Inlet Regional Advisory Council's Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee is seeking volunteers for a public member seat. For more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.



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