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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2003

LIO teleconferences set

The Kenai Legislative Information Office will hold teleconferences at its office at 145 Main Street Loop. The Senate Labor and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on pull tab legislation at 9 a.m. today. This is a listen-only teleconference; no testimony will be taken.

The Department of Corrections will hold a public hearing on Alaska Correctional Industries quarterly business meeting at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Testimony will be taken. For more information, call 283-2030.

Gary Stevens to moderate meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will sponsor a public information meeting on the recently issued natural gas leases and shallow gas development, including shallow coal bed methane, from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Homer High School commons. Sen. Gary Stevens will moderate.

Topics to be discussed include the lease process, drilling and production methods, surface and subsurface ownership and rights, tax issues, water quality and other topics related to the possible development of shallow natural gas and coal bed methane in the lower Kenai Peninsula.

A panel will answer questions and listen to the public's concerns. The panel will include representatives from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Alaska Depart-ment of Environmental Conservation and Alaska Department of Revenue's Oil and Gas Tax Section. The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Bill Popp at 262-6355 or e-mail Written questions or comments can be mailed to Community and Economic Development Division, Attn: Bill Popp, Oil and Gas Liaison, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, No. 16, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Pioneers to gather

The Pioneers of Alaska will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Elks Lodge. A Thanksgiving potluck will be served at 6 p.m. Turkey, potatoes and gravy will be offered. Participants are asked to bring a vegetable or dessert.

For more information, call 776-8636.

Children's education group to meet

The Kenai Association of the Education of Young Children will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula College in the Learning Center. Its primary goal is to assure the provision of high quality early childhood programs for young children.

Parents, educators, child-care providers and the public are invited to attend. Participants are asked to bring a child's holiday or snow activity to share.

For more information, call 260-1950.

Health center to close for Veterans Day

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. For more information, call 335-3400.

Fish and Game advisory committee to meet

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Homer Middle School. A report of the November meeting will be discussed along with possible proposals for the statewide-interior game issues.

For more information, call Marvin Peters at 235-2468.

Teacher regulations to be discussed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District federal programs and the Kenai Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will sponsor a discussion of the No Child Left Behind requirements at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Borough Building.

Sherry Girard of the National Education Association will review the federal regulations and Norma Holmgaard, KPBSD director of federal programs, will discuss how the school district will support teachers as they meet the regulations.

Ventilation class scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association and Alaska Building Science Network is sponsoring a building efficiency energy standards ventilation class Wednesday at the PRISM training facility on Marathon Road. Class will provide certification until Jan. 31, 2006. There is no fee.

Participants can earn eight hours of continuing education credits. Credits are available for $80 for nonmembers or free for KPBA members. For more information, call 283-8071 or to register, visit

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