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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Library commission cancels meeting

The Kenai Library Commission meeting that was scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled. For more information, call Sheryl at 283-8225.

Meeting on on-bottom aquatic farming set

A public meeting has been scheduled to discuss and address concerns related to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's proposed revised regulations at 5 AAC 95.300 and 5 AAC 95.610, specifically related to lifting the current on-bottom aquatic farming prohibition within the Kachemak Bay-Fox River Flats Critical Habitat Management Areas.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, 95 Sterling Highway in Homer.

For more information, call Doug Vincent-Lang of FIsh and Game at (907) 267-2339 or Guyla McGrady of the Department of Natural Resources at (907) 269-8543.

Fish and Game also has extended the public comment period on the changes to Sept. 15. Written comments on proposed changes can be mailed to Kerri Tonkin, ADF&G Regulation Specialist, Alaska Department of Fish And Game, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526 or e-mailed to .

For more information or a copy of the proposed regulation changes, call Kerri Tonkin at (907) 465-6124.

Fish and Game advisory to meet

The Kenai and Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenai River Center. The topic of discussion is the possible extension of the Kenai River coho season, hunting proposal deadlines and game reports by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff, Board of Fish meeting issues and Kasilof River regulation changes.

For more information, call Dwight Kramer 283-1054.

Genealogical society to meet

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present an open forum class at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenai Community Library.

For more information, call 283-4481.

Campfire ban lifted

Due to recent rainfall, increased relative humidity and cooler temperatures, campfires are allowed in the designated campfire rings in Chugach State Park campgrounds.

The ban on backcountry campfires remains in effect within Chugach State Park. For more information, call Chugach State Park Headquarters at 345-5014.

Phone card donations sought

The Alaska District of the Postal Service has extended its campaign called "Let Freedom Ring" that allows customers to purchase a $10 USPS Global International phone card and donate it to Alaska military personnel serving overseas through the end of September.

Cards may be purchased and donated at the post office in Soldotna, Kasilof, Homer, Kenai and Seward.

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