Story last updated at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002

News briefs
Holiday closures coming Monday

Monday is Veterans Day, and all local, state and federal offices will be closed. A listing of holiday ceremonies can be found in Town Crier, on Page 19 of this paper.

KPB tax changes to be discussed

The proposed changes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough's sales tax codes will be the topic at the next Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.

Craig Chapman of the KPB Finance Department and Borough Assembly Member Chris Moss are scheduled to present.

The proposed changes are from the findings of a sales tax review committee that was formed to research, review and recommend a simpler, more equitable tax system. Public hearings on the changes are happening throughout November, and the assembly plans to take action in December.

"People should go for no other reason than to keep themselves informed about how it could affect them," said KPB Assembly Member Milli Martin.

The luncheon is at noon and is open to the public. For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.

Fish and Game Committee to meet

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Homer Middle School band room. Topics will include new game proposals and proposals to be considered by the Board of Fisheries in its December and January meetings. The new game biologists will be introduced. For more information, call 235-2468 or 235-8612.

State Park citizens' board to meet

On Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., the Kachemak Bay State Park Citizens' Advisory Board will be holding a public meeting at the McNeil Canyon Elementary School library to discuss potential development and management of hiking and ski trails at the Eveline State Recreation Site. This newly created state recreation site is located off Alpine Meadows Road east of McNeil Canyon and is the result of a donation of 80 acres of land from Edmond Schuster.

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Division of Parks to take on the management and potential development of skiing and hiking trails within the Eveline SRS.

Input from the community will help shape the ideas for creating a new trail system in this area. Interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information, call Park Ranger Roger MacCampbell at 235-7024.

KPB solid waste comes to Seldovia

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Solid Waste Department, is sending out informational flyers to property owners in Seldovia requesting comments on solid waste management planning for the community.

Additional copies of the flyers are available at the city office or can be requested by calling the Solid Waste Department.

Flyers must be returned to the Borough no later than Dec. 2. Call the Borough's Solid Waste Department at 262-9667 with any questions or to request an additional flyer.