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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Comments due on halibut plan

Written comments on the state's proposed subsistence halibut rule are due today. The proposed rule would limit the fishery to residents of 117 rural communities and members of 120 Alaska tribes, allowing up to 30 hooks per fisher, and a daily bag limit of 20 halibut for fishers. To learn more about the proposed rule, visit or

Comments on the rule should be sent to: Sue Salveson, assistant regional administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668, Attn: Lori Gravel-Durall. Comments may be faxed to (907) 586-7465.

Dart league to hold meeting

The Kenai Mixed Dart League will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at BJ's in Soldotna. For more information, call Lowell at 283-3483.

Folk Dancers to hold first dance

Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a dinner potluck and contra dance Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The evening features caller Tom Paul from Juneau and Irish tunes by Palmer fiddler Jeff Graham, with Karen Rosene on penny whistle and flute. Dances include contras, squares and others. The potluck begins at 5 p.m. with dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. No experience is needed. All dances will be taught. Take clean, dry shoes with nonmarking soles. Admission is $5, and children under 16 are admitted free with an accompanying adult. This is a nonalcoholic, nonsmoking event. For more information, call 283-9382.

Election event planned

The Kenai Chrysler Center will host an election central event Oct. 1. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Development center to offer seminar

The Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar entitled "Unlocking your Marketing Potential, Nine Keys to Success" from 1 to for 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Red Diamond Center. Terry Coval with Peninsula Marketing will be the guest speaker. The cost is $15. Registration one day prior is required. For more information, call 262-7497.

Frontier services to hold meeting

Frontier Community Services will hold a board of directors meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at their offices in the Red Diamond Center. The election of officers and induction of new members will be conducted at the meeting. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 262-6331.

Planning coalition to hold forum

The Community Rivers Planning Coalition will hold its next informational forum on "Community Parks Management" from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Chapman School. With the upcoming fiscal situation, CRPC will discuss the opportunity for a community-run parks system, including the Anchor River State Recreation Area and the Stariski Creek State Park. Members on the panel will be representative from Alaska State Parks, local business operators, a representative from the Anchor Point Chamber of commerce, a representative from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Planning commission, as well as various other local citizens. For more information, call Lindsay Winkler at 283-8177, ext. 5.

Doggie Dash to be held for Dee Dee

There will be a 5-kilometer run on the Tsalteshi Trails for dogs and their humans at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Humans without dogs are welcome, too. This will be a fund-raiser for Dee Dee Jonrowe, a longtime Alaska musher who is receiving breast cancer treatment. Please bring leashes. This is a special opportunity to enjoy the trails in autumn weather. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954.

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