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PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber POWer229 Members Strong
Volume 23, Issue 8, August 2012
BOARD OF DIRECTORSPresident-Jan BushB-3 Contractors, Inc. [email protected]
From the Presidents Desk:August is launch time for Membership Campaign! The Chamber year is October 1st through September 30th! The Renewal Packets have been mailed out or they will be hand delivered to some of our members in the neighborhood! There is a nice reward for quick turnarounds of renewals!! We thank the IFA for two vouchers for a round trip with vehicle. The first drawing will be held on September 1st for all the members who return the signed and remitted membership paperwork by that date. For every $100 or part thereof, each member receives one entry. All those returned by September 1st will be added to the IFA voucher #2 drawing to be held on October 1st. Double your chances and reply early! The packets contain a stamped return envelope to encourage a quick reply. Our office staff have prepared the membership applications and Island Guide Ad Contracts with each members current information. Write in the changes you want, sign, remit payment by check or go online to our website to use a credit card. Place in the stamped blue return envelope. Your packets contain information on our newest additional benefit to our members. We have subscribed to MYCHAMBERAPP, and our current members information has been uploaded. This will give our Island Residents and Visitors information literally at their fingertip when they download the free APP onto their mobile phones. Instructions are in your packets to access this benefit. Please email the office if there are any changes that need to be made to your listings.
Past President- John BrunsForest Products Task Force [email protected]
Vice President-Budd BurnettHollis Community Council [email protected]
Secretary- Sharilyn ZellhuberArrowhead LP Gas/Arrowhead Transfer [email protected]
Treasurer- Kim SwainsonIndividual [email protected]
Director- Lynnette LoganFirst Bank-Craig Branch [email protected]
Director Janice LundColumbine Inn [email protected]
Director- Jeannie McFarlandMcFarlands Floatel/Baskets & Bullets [email protected]
Director- John MootsAlaska Power and Telephone [email protected] Newsletter Editor: Rebecca Chester Office Managers: Rebecca Chester And Sharon Brosamle
Weekday Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Saturdays: 8:30AM to 12:30PM PO Box 490 Klawock, Alaska 99925 Phone: 907-755-2626 Fax: 907-755-2627 [email protected] www.princeofwalescoc.org
The Chamber continues to be very involved in planning for the fast approaching Southeast Conference. We have ordered WELCOME signs that we will pass out to all POW businesses in September for displaying in your windows prior to September 24th. The Chamber will also be supplying small notebooks/pens for the attendee packets. Please bring anything you would like to add to these 250 packets to the Chamber office which is the official gathering place for items!
CHAMBER PO Wer SPO NSO RS
AUGUST EDIT I ONThis left hand column of the reformatted newsletter is dedicated to our sponsors who have paid for advertising and help the Chamber cover the costs of mailing and maintaining our email account and website. To become a sponsor and have your information appear here each month or for certain months of the year, call the Chamber office. We thank all of our sponsors for their support of this newsletter.
TABLE OF CONTENTSAUGUST OFFICE HOURS.............PAGE 2 AUGUST CHAMBER MEETING..........................PAGE 2 VOTER REGISTRATION INFO AND ITS A FACT.PAGE 3 THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET... PAGE 4 HOLLIS FIRE DEPT RAFFLE, YARD SALE AND FARMERS MARKET PAGE 4 CHAMBER OFFICE WORKS! & AND NOW THIS.....PAGE 5 LETTER TO THE CHAMBER ......PAGE 6 POW VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER REPORT . PAGE 6 MYCHAMBERAPP : NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS .. PAGE 7 POW HATCHERY DERBY STATS......PAGE 7 BY THE SEA ARTS AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.....PAGE 8 UNDERGROUND MINING TRAINING....... PAGE 8 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING.... PAGE 9 PRINCE OF WALES ROAD CONSTRUCTION..... .....PAGE 10 IFA COMINGS AND GOINGS FOR JULY:2012, 2011, 2010 . PAGE 10 HEALTH FAIR AND MEMBERSHIP NOTE..PAGE 11 OUTLETS SOUGHT FOR AK AIR/PACIFIC AIR RAFFLE TICKETS . .PAGE 12 SE CONFERENCE BOARD INVITATION... PAGE 12 PITCHAPALOOZA....PAGE 12 POWCAC BOROUGH STUDY.... PAGE 13 AUGUST DATES .. PAGE 14
DHB RESTORATION, LLCCoffman Cove 907-329-2018 fax 907-329-2019
General contractor specializing in remodeling, disaster restoration and new construction of both residential and commercial structures. 30 years-plus of experience with detail-focused approach to all aspects of work. Douglass also offers carpet and upholstery cleaning on all of Prince of Wales Island Boats and RVs too. Call for a free quote. 24 hour fire and flood service. Cell phone 907-2540672.
AU G U S T O F F I C E H O U R SSPECIAL NOTE: Hours on 8/6 til 8/10 will be 8:30AM to 12:30 PM due to vacation of office staff. The Chamber office in the Klawock Mall will be open during the rest of the month of August from 8:30AM to 3:30 PM on WEEKDAYS and 8:30AM until 12:30 PM on SATURDAY. Call Rebecca or Sharon if you need service at a different time!
CHAMBER BOARD AUGUST MEETINGThe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet for its August meeting at noon on Wednesday August 15th at the AP&T Conference Room in Craig.2
This from Tongass Fed. Cr. Union news letter:VOTER REGISTRATION Sunday, July 29 is the deadline to register to vote in Alaskas August 28 Primary Election. Tongass Federal Credit Union has voter registrars ready to assist you if you need to register or apply to vote by absentee ballot (mail). You must be 18 or become 18 within 90 days of registering, be a US citizen, and have proof of identification. CHECK IT OUT If you think youre registered, use this link to type in your identifier and see if you are listed with the Alaska Division of Elections. Its important to be sure your correct address shows because it determines which Alaska Legislative District you are in (Senate, House): https://webapp.state.ak.us/electionsLookup/JSP/VoterLookupMain.jsp You can register yourself online and read all about election information on the state website. Go to www.alaska.gov, select Lt. Governors Office from the Departments, then choose Division of Elections, or paste this into your computer browser: http:// www.elections.alaska.gov/ Other important dates this year: Aug. 28 Alaska Primary Election Sept. 2- Voter registration deadline for Rural Education Attendance Area elections Oct. 4 REAA elections Oct. 7 Voter registration deadline for General Election Nov. 6 General Election TFCU Registration: Come into our branches in Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Klawock and Thorne Bay to register in person or apply for absentee ballots. If you are on Prince of Wales Island, we ask that you call ahead to make sure Mary in Klawock and Amy in Thorne Bay are available to assist. TFCU is committing to voter registration as a service to our communities. Registration is open to the public. MEMBER APPRECIATION Were cooking up a big thank you and special event in August watch for details at your branch about mid-month. (Hint: food, loan deals and back to school).
Tongass Business Center907-225-9015 Fax 907-225-9014 1-800-478-9015 [email protected] www.tbcenter.com
Call for catalog. Office equipment and supplies, Sharp Copiers and faxes, printing and binding, newsletters, office furniture.
Hollis Adventure Rentals 907-530-7040 cell 425-766-8969 fax [email protected] www.Harentals.com
AUGUST FUN FACTS
PO Box 1041, Craig, AK 99921 Car rental with kayak, boat and camping gear packages at the Hollis Ferry Dock. We also offer Skiff, Van, RV, Truck, and Fishing Gear rental at affordable rates.
Origin of Augusts name: August was the 6th month in the early Roman calendar, named after Julius Caesar Augustus. Augusts flower: Gladiolus. On August 20, 1630, Lemonade was first served in Paris, France. On this day in A.D 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. Full Moon on August 31st, which is also known as Dog Days Moon. August has two birthstones, PERIDOT and SARDONYX: Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones. It ranges from olive to lime green, sometimes with a brownish tinge. Sardonyx is a gem with white and brown bands and it is believed to have mystical powers: it eliminates negative thinking!3
MORE THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET INFORMATION !!!!Submitted by Jim McFarland
BE SURE AND ATTEND Aug. 3rd and 4th !!!! = The City of Thorne Bays 30 year celebration, The Thorne Bay Farmers Market, AND the Grand opening of the Thorne Bay Caf and the Grand Opening of the Alaskan Bear Factory. The Weekend of fun and activities will begin on Friday the 3rd with the beginning of the Thorne Bay Cafes GRAND OPENING!!! That day they will start doing breakfast for the first time beginning at 6am. Breakfast will be served from 6am to 11am. Their regular menu is served from 11am to closing at 7pm. Regular hours will be 6am to 7pm six days a week and 6am to 6pm on Sundays. The 30 year Celebration of the City of Thorne Bay being a City starts on Friday the 3 rd with an open house in City Hall from noon to 3pm. The business offices will close at noon when the Cake, Ice cream, Coffee, and ice tea will start being served. Stop in and visit with City personal and visitors anytime between noon and 3pm. The Farmers Market will be Aug. 4th under the tents next to the Thorne Bay City Hall from 10am to 4pm. Stop in and see all the neat things for sale as well as some booths with flee market/yard sale items. Vendors are needed please contact Thorne Bay City Hall at 828-3335 or go to www.powfarmersmarket.com for a vendor application. We are advertising for flee market/yard sale people to join us during this Farmers Market to add some variety to the Arts and Crafts items.The Alaskan Bear Factory will be set up in a booth at the Farmers Market with some Grand Opening Specials !!!! They will be doing a raffle for a 36 carving of a salmon as well as giving a 15% discount on all orders for carvings made during the Farmers Market between 10am and 4pm.If you have any questions please contact Jim McFarland at 828-3335 See YOU there !!!!!
Hollis Fire Dept to Hold Raffle, Yard Sale and Farmers MarketThe Hollis Volunteer Fire Department/EMS will hold a yard sale, raffle, Farmers Market and a Hamburger & Hot Dog cookout at its new Fire Hall building at Mile 29 on the Klawock-Hollis Highway on September 8, beginning at 10 am. The raffle drawing will be held at 3:00 pm and you need not be present to win. 1st Prize: Marlin .243 Stainless Steel Rifle with scope 2nd & 3rd Prize: Round trip airfare Hollis to Ketchikan with ProMech Air 4th Prize: Milwaukee 18V Cordless Drill/Impact Drive Kit from Tyler Rental OR ANY OF THESE OTHER GREAT PRIZES$100 Gift Certificate from Petro Marine, Wood Desk Telephone from AP&T, 550 piece Home/Auto Tool Kit from NAPA Auto, One Round-Trip Ticket (walk on) from IFA, Gift Certificates for Two Full Breakfasts & Coffee from Our TEAM IFA Caf, Gift Certificate for Four Coffee Lattes from Our TEAM at Hollis IFA Terminal, Oil Change and Lube Job from Shaub-Ellison, Oil Change and Lube Job from Shaub-Ellison, Pedicure, $45 Value from Bettys, 30-minute Massage from The Healing Touch, $25 Gift Certificate from Papas Pizza, Two $10 Gift Certificates from Kims Corner Caf, First Aid Kit from Whale Tail Pharmacy, Heating Pad from Whale Tail Pharmacy, Micro Torch/LED Light Kit from Log Cabin, 2 Camping Cups-2 ladles and a Ditty Bag from Log Cabin, Rifle Sling and Knife with Sheath from Log Cabin, Turkey Roaster and White off Cleaner from Arrowhead LP Gas, Camp Toaster and Gas Match from Arrowhead LP Gas, BBQ Basket from Arrowhead LP Gas, Regal 10-Piece Screwdriver Set from JS Warehouse, Miscellaneous Tools in a One-Gallon Paint Bucket from JS Warehouse, Backpack from the Clothing Company, $25 Gift Certificate from Alaska Gifts, $25 Gift Certificate from Alaska Gifts. $50 Gift Certificate from Klawock AC Store, $50 Gift Certificate from Klawock AC Store, Gift Certificate for Two Full Breakfasts with Coffee from Our TEAM IFA Caf, Gift Certificate for Four Coffee Lattes from Our TEAM Coffee at IFA Terminal.
Tickets are also available by calling Bill Sharpes-907-530-7053, Tom Lynch-907-530-7176, Jamie Friese-907-530-7037, Sandra Nessett-907-530-7145, and Budd Burnett at 907-530-7033, or at the Chamber of Commerce Office4
OFFICE WORKS REPORT FROM REBECCA
Coffman Cove Charters, LLC907-329-2044 / 503-377-2505 [email protected] www.coffmancovecharters.com
Fish halibut, salmon and bottom fish with Capt. Lee Harper. Walk-ons welcome, reservations encouraged. Call now to guarantee your spot in the Silver Talon. We'll see you in Coffman Cove this summer!
For the month of June we sent USFS maps to Washington and 2012 POW Island Guides went to Oregon, Washington, California, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas and Anchorage, Alaska. We had visitors into the office this month from Washington, Michigan, Canada, Colorado, South Dakota, California, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Virginia, Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Minnesota and Germany! See the count by state in Sharons report. Make sure to stop in and pick up a box for all your guests at your business! Our supply is dwindling nicely! Our featured photographer this month is Janet Dar King! We now advertise our events in the Capital City Weekly Paper so make sure to get us your dates, as your event will be posted in this publication! We are RAFFLE CENTRAL-Alaska Air/Pac Air Raffle tickets, Hollis Volunteer Fire Department Raffle tickets and Salmon Derby Raffle Tickets are available! Please stop by to see the new bench outside that was carved by Alaska Bear Factory, the two bears actually have names: Progress and Unity!! Both Sharon and I will be taking a much needed vacation in August so dont be surprised if you see another face at the office during the week of August 6-11!!
Thorne Bay Market Alaska and ProudRob Williams, Manager907-828-3306 [email protected] www.alaskandproud.com
Jeannie McFarland, one of our Directors, and a Floatel guest, stopped by to check out our Bench
An independent full service grocery store. We feature fresh meat and produce and a full line of groceries.
And now this from SharonLots of visitors and groups to the office this month. Mich.-1, WA-4,SD-
1, WY-1, CA-4, CO-2, WY-1, NM-1, AZ-3, VA-1, OR-4, FL-1, AL-1, MN-1, AR-1, TX-1, MA-1, various AK cities-6, Alberta, CA-1 and Germany-1 We have 59 boxes of Island Guides left, this time last year there were about 130.
Members, when you dont send us news you are at our mercy!!!5
In the Chamber Mailbag:From Deedee Jeffreys
Tongass Federal Credit Union907-755-2800 Fax: 907-755-2810 Toll Free: 800-960-8328 Mary Isaacs, Branch Manager/ [email protected] www.tongassfcu.com
July 18, 2012 Dear Community Member (s), I am very happy to say that as of July 17, 2012, I, Deedee Jeffreys, am your new At Large Board of Director member for the InterIsland Ferry Authority (IFA). In the past, I was a member of the Board Of Directors for over six years, as Coffman Coves representative. I am looking forward to working with the board of directors to make sure that Prince of Wales Island has continued daily, affordable, safe, ferry service. As the At Large member of the Board of Directors I represent Prince of Wales Island as a whole. I represent all of the communities on Prince of Wales, including all communities that do not have a representative on the board. Since I am new to the At Large position, and there is not a job description for this volunteer position, I want to ask each community to let me know what I can do for you. 1. Do you want a report after each IFA meeting sent to you? If so, please let me know an email address or snail mail address where you want this sent. 2. What else can I do to represent your community and its members? Thank you in advance for your input. Deedee Jeffreys, [email protected], 329-2032 Prince of Wales Vocational & Technical Education Center Report By Karen Cleary, Project Director July 31, 2012July has been a busy month for the POW V&T Advisory Committee with two regular meetings and many discussions on our building design. The site work/utility bid was awarded to B-3 Contractors, so we will soon see progress at our building site on Boundary Road, located right before Big Salt Road next to the new AP&T tower. The Advisory Committee continues to fine-tune the building design as our total project cost estimates become closer to reality. The Needs Assessment Survey data is being analyzed so our courses and training opportunities match the needs of POW employers and workers. According to preliminary analysis of the 257 completed surveys, these industries will be the future of Prince of Wales Island:
Branches located in the Island News building in Thorne Bay, the Klawock-Heenya Mall and 2000 Tongass Avenue in Ketchikan Thorne Bay branch open 10AM-2PM Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Klawock branch open 10AM5:30PM Tuesday-Friday, noon3PM Saturday. Public use ATMs are at Thorne Bay Market, Klawock-Heenya Mall branch and 6 locations in Ketchikan
COTACT THE CHAMBER TO JOIN THIS BUSINESS NETWORK: PROGRESS THROUGH UNITY
Adult Survey Results: Mining, Tourism, Healthcare/Medical, Construction, Fishing Student Survey Results: Health Care/Medical, Fishing, Tourism, Mining Logging, Construction Updated information on the project can be found online at www.powvoctec.org6
PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCEPeaceHealth Medical Group-Prince of WalesPeaceHealth Medical Group-POW 907-826-3257 Ext. 2219www.peacehealth.org/SoutheastAlaska
INTRODUCES A BRAND NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT
The Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways to provide more value to our members, while increasing our service to the community. Primary care clinic serving residents and visitors of Prince of The Chamber would like to announce an exciting new use of technology we are pleased to offer you! A Smart Phone application that highlights Wales. State of art medical, diagnostic and x-ray equipchamber member businesses, help prospects find you and makes it ment; telemedicine; visiting easier for you to patronize your fellow members. AND this year it Is specialists; home healthcare. absolutely free!
POW HATCHERY SALMON DERBY TICKETS ON SALE NOW$35 INDIVIDUAL $100 FAMILY $20 DRAWING ONLY
If you would like more information on this NEW BENEFIT, or would like to take advantage of this benefit through membership. Please contact us at the office or email at [email protected]: As of 7/31/12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Nate Faal James Antrim Chet Powel Heidi Garner R. G. Jackson Don Nickerson Jr. Chas. Steffneirness David Ryno Larry Peterson Lbs. 54.5 53.5 52.1 51.1 46.9 43.6 41.6 37.0 34.5 32.8
P O W Hatchery Salmon Derby
GRAND PRIZE $10,000 Drawing to take place At Derby Banquet On August 17th.
10. Harold Thomas
Season is July 1-August 15th! Second set of winners!
FIRST BANKCraig Branch907-826-3254 Fax [email protected] News from Coffman Cove...by Heather Hedges
www.firstbankak.com Full service community bank Offering checking, savings And time deposit accounts; Consumer, commercial, construction and home loans; And online banking services. Two ATM locations on Prince of Wales Island.
This years Arts and Seafood Festival will take place August 11th and 12th in Coffman Cove. Coffmans 3rd Annual Silver Salmon Tournament and awards will take place on July 3rd. We are incorporating the awards presentations for our 7th Annual King Salmon Derby to be held May 1st thru Aug. 1st, along with our 2nd Annual Arts and Seafood Festival raffle for prizes, during the weekend of our festival Aug 11th & 12th. This festival is a great opportunity to showcase your business products and services so we are inviting you to participate by generously donating either monetarily or by contributing items/gift certificates. All are tax deductible donations! Go to our website to find a sponsorship form! Or find it on the Chamber website under the Classified Ads button!
DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENTS & INSURANCEARE YOU READY For Underground Mining? If Not, Entry Level New Miner
907-225-9805 Fax -907-225-9807 [email protected]
Training is for You!Submit complete application packet to the Juneau Job Center, 10002 Glacier Highway, Suite 100 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Application Packet Deadline:
*Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
Training Dates: Sept 17, 2012- Oct 12, 2012
Specializing in investments and insurance for businesses and individuals: retirement (IRA, 401(k), deferred compensation), education, brokerage accounts, life, health, disability and long-term care Insurance. In business over 30 years.
Work-ready, Hands-on TrainingMining 101Mine Safety Health Administration Tool & Job Site Safety Rigging, & Hanging Utilities Vehicle Inspection/Operation Ventilation, Fire & Gas Detection Basic Mine Terminology Mine Simulator
Can you work in confined spaces? Yes No Can you work in a damp, cool environment? Yes No Are you able to climb ladders to perform work? Yes No Are you willing to work various shifts, live and work at the worksite camp for two week on rotations? Yes No Do you have a drivers license? Yes No If your answer is no to any of these questions you should reconsider your readiness for training.
For More Information
Contact: Danny Lakip at 465-5548 Rae Baggen at 465-2963 for Juneau, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Haines, Skagway, Sitka, Yakutat Barbara Truitt at 228-3244 for Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Petersburg, Wrangell, Metlakatla Physical Requirements & Working ConditionsCan you pass a drug test? *tests for substance use within last 6 months Yes No Drug testing required for pre-selection for training. You have no felony charges or convictions? Yes No Can you lift and move mining supplies, jackleg drills and utility piping up to 50 pounds and occasionally 120 pounds? Yes No Can you work in low light conditions? Yes No
Application Packet RequirementsCSTS Program Application (provide two pieces of ID for proof of eligibility for training; i.e. driver license, social security card) Release of Information Form Photo Release Form Generic Employment Application Grievance Procedure Brochure ALEXsys Registration and Resume
Employer ExpectationsDrug Free Workplace (mandatory drug testing) Be On Time Honesty Good Communication Skills Follow Directions
The Chamber office is here for you . . .
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING UPDATE Submitted by Jan BushA planning meeting was held on July 9th. In attendance at the meeting were Jon Bolling, Lynnette Logan, Jan Bush, Victoria Merritt, Brian Templin and Ken Owen. Wayne Benner attended by phone. Shelly Wright, SE Conference Executive Director was on POW on June 22nd visiting potential caterers for the food events. The City of Craig has hired a part-time event coordinator to help with the many details of the event. City of Craig and Craig City School District will acquire a wireless PA system for use during SE Conference meetings. The School will utilize the equipment for many other events to follow! Plans are firming up for a Fish Barbeque to take place at the Hill Bar on the evening of September 24th for the staff and early arrivals. Each community has been asked to supply the name of a representative from that community who will work with the Committee to organize and supply the food to the Community Reception that will be held on Tuesday evening, September 25th.
Every month we receive The Alaska Journal of Commerce, The Alaska Business Monthly and numerous other periodicals with lots of information to help our Island business.THE COFFEE POT IS ON! Come in and read such articles as Business Formation, Benefits & RiskSole ProprietorshipPartnership-Corporation-or LLC
WIN A TRIPBuy a chance to fly with AK Air or Pac Air, Only $5.00 per ticket
This is the signature Event at SE Conference. We would like EVERY Community on POW to participate. The Decorative Motif will be Alaska Picnic and the food theme will be A Taste of Prince of Wales. We would like to highlight what makes us unique! This reception will be finger type foods, and things people can eat while standing and visiting. If your community would like to participate, IN THE FORM OF FOOD FROM YOUR COMMUNITY please let us know WHO in your community will be in charge of organizing the food and we will contact them with MORE information! If your community has not yet replied to this request, please email Victoria Merritt [email protected] the names, contact phone numbers and email addresses of the primary and secondary contacts who will help with this island community event. The committee also wants to develop a list of activities that can be done by spouses of Conference attendees to encourage them to come to POW and enjoy the island while spouses attend meetings. Please pass on any activities that you can offer! The next planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 6th at 1PM at Craig City Hall.9
10 From Briana Wargi. This notice is an update for FH43 to make drivers aware that there will be additional work occurring outside the detour area from MP 76 heading North. The work will include culvert pipe installation beginning approximately July 2nd. Please watch for one lane roads and flaggers. The detour from the Staney Creek Road to East Naukati remains in effect.
CLEARY Computer ServicesKlawock 907-755-2963 cell 907-401-0200 fax [email protected]
North Prince of Wales Road Construction Notice Road construction activities by Southeast Road Builders, Inc. will continue on the Forest Highway 43 Road Improvements Project through the end of November. The current work location will be between milepost 68.8 (Coffman Cove Intersection) and milepost 74 (2058 Road). This section of work is by-passed with the use of a detour route. Traffic wanting to travel North on the North Prince of Wales Road will be detoured onto the 2054 road (Staney Creek Road). Follow the detour signs to the end of the detour which will route traffic back onto the North Prince of Wales Road at milepost 74. Traffic wanting to travel South on the North Prince of Wales Road will be detoured onto the 2058 road (East Naukati Road). Follow the detour signs to the end of the detour which will route traffic back onto the North Prince of Wales Road. Along with this detour, fish pipe installations will begin at approximately MP 76 on July 2nd. Please watch for the use of one lane roads and flaggers at these locations. Thank you for your cooperation, Southeast Road Builders.
Repairs, installations, Internet, networks and servers, Windows, navigation software. Security software and most replacement parts in stock. Custom orders. Pick-up, drop-off, or on-site service available. 25 years experience; work guaranteed.
Alaskan Star Fishing RentalsCell 307-690-7666 Email: [email protected] www.alaskanstarfishingrentals.com
Self guided Hewescraft fishing boat rental. Also Toyota Landcruiser rentals. 4x4 Dodge/Bigfoot and RV Rental. Delivered Island-wide (Thorne Bay based) Offers cost effective, self reliance. Owneroperator: James Embry.
IFA COMINGS AND GOINGS: JULY 2012 VS 2011 VS 2010The IFA carried 2450 passengers and 471 vehicles off the island during the JULY morning runs to Ketchikan. The 2011 figures were 1758 and 373, and the 2010 totals were 2877 and 563. During the evening return runs, 2605 passengers and 529 vehicles arrived on POW through the Hollis port. The 2011 figures were 3259 and 631, and the 2010 totals were 1873 and 578.
TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE TSUNAMI DEBRIS AS IT REACHES OUR SHORES, SUBSCRIBE TO BEACHCOMBERS ALERT: Join the Beachcombers and Oceanographers International Association by sending your $20 annual donation to 6306 21st Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98115 -6916
THE JULY SAILINGS TOOK PLACE ON 31 DAYS. During the month of JULY, the car deck was 100% full five times. The average percentage of deck used during JULY was 63% in the morning and 72% in the evenings, up slightly from last month. The Chamber thanks Donna Halvorsen of the IFA for providing the monthly stats.
Upcoming Health Fairs ISLAND TO ISLAND VETERINARY SERVICE907-617-8389QUALITY AND COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR YOUR PETS
POW clinic scheduleCall 305-1201 or email [email protected] for more information. Times will be announced as we get closer to confirming our schedules.Health Fair in Whale Pass and Clinic in Naukati the week of August 6th Health Fair in Coffman Cove on August 11th Health Fair in Edna Bay and Port Protection the week of September 17th Clinic in Whale Pass and Naukati the week of October 8th Clinic in Coffman Cove the week of October 29th Health Fair in Naukati the week of November 26th Clinic in Port Protection and Edna Bay the week of December 10th Our Health Fairs will feature reduced cost lab work: A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (including Fasting Cholesterol test) for $25, additional labs: TSH (Thyroid) $25, PSA (for men) $25, HA1C (Diabetic test) $25.
Island to Island Veterinary Service would like to remind you this is a great time to schedule a physical exam for your four legdy! ged bud-
PRINCE OF WALES FARMERS MARKETASSOCATION
PLEASE HELP US WELCOME A NEW MEMBER
CAPE FOX LODGETHE PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER
WELCOMES YOU!Carolyn Thomason of Woodcuts, the name of Bill and Carolyns business in Thorne Bay, was in the office last week. She wanted a copy of The Alaska Business Monthly. The June 2012 issue had a feature article on their business on page 80, entitled A (Second Growth) Cabin in the Woods. It is an article by Dustin Solberg about the Tongass pilot project exploring value-added forest products. Before Carolyn left she received my sales pitch on the VALUE of becoming a chamber member and took home our 2013 membership application. Please everyone tell them how great it would be if they joined us!11
Thorne Bay--Aug. 4th Coffman Cove--during the Arts Festival August 10-12 Hollis--Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fund Drive, Raffle and Yard Sale on September 8; Craig--during the Southeast Conference, September 25, 26 and 27.
OUTLETS SOUGHT FOR
ALASKA STATEWIDE PITCHAPALOOZAA Week of Literary Mayhem
ALASKA AIR/PACIFIC AIR RAFFLE TICKETSOutlets are needed for selling the 2012 Chamber raffle tickets. Please call the office and let the staff know if you want to help sell these tickets in your place of business, or if you can spend a few hours on a weekend at a table! The proceeds from this years raffle will be given to POW Community libraries. The tickets are $5 each.
Do you like to write? Do you have a book idea? Would you love a chance to pitch your idea to an agent? The Alaska Statewide Pitchapalooza is for YOU!! Come to your library to participate in this unique AlaskaOWL Video Conference with a panel of literary agents & writing coaches! Are you working on a novel? Want to bounce ideas and questions off three guys who know the ropes? A Week of Literary Mayhem awaits! AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Craig City Library
Farmers Market and Tour Boat vendors are welcome to have these tickets at your booth too!
Invitation to Become a Board Member for Southeast ConferenceOpen Seats: 1 Northern Public Seat; 1 Southern Private Seat; 1 At Large Seat Any voting Member in good standing or official representative of a voting Member in good standing may be nominated for the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall seek to maintain the balance of the Board of Directors through respect for regional and cultural representation of Southeast Alaska and as required by the Articles of Incorporation. The committee will seek letters of interest from the membership no later than August 15th. Letters of interest shall include a statement of the candidate's interest in running for a board seat, and include the proposed candidate's name, residential address, telephone number, and signature. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a draft ballot no later than 21 days prior to the annual meeting for final approval by the Southeast Conference Board of directors. The Board of Directors shall approve a final ballot prior to the annual meeting. Letters of intent can be submitted: Email or postal Mail: SE Conference [email protected] P O Box 2198 Juneau, AK 99802 SEC Office (907) 523-435312
13PRINCE OF WALES COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PRINCE OF WALES COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Prince of Wales Island Borough Study September 2012 1.00 Introduction The Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council seeks bids from qualified contractors to write a Prince of Wales Island Borough Study. 1.01 General Scope of Work The goal of this project is production of a document that details options for borough formation, for consideration by Prince of Wales Island residents. 1.02 Required Analysis within the POW Borough Study 1. Describe the types of boroughs and how are they different from one another. 2. The functions and duties of a POW Island borough. 3. Determine whether POW schools gain or lose revenue if a borough is formed. 4. Develop a realistic POW borough budget and describe the options for raising borough revenue. The budget should identify federal sources that include but are not limited to education, payment in lieu of taxes, national forest receipts and coastal management grants. The budget should also identify state sources including incorporation grants, land entitlements, education foundation aid, capital projects, revenue sharing and shared taxes such as fish, and liquor taxes. 5. Estimate the quantity of state land that a POW Borough may select for its land entitlement, and the location of the pool of lands from which the borough could select. 6. Describe the legal options for Assembly apportionment on POW given the areas demographics. 7. Describe how a POW borough affects existing First and Second class cities, school districts, and unincorporated communities in the study area. 8. Describe the affects of a POW borough on local tribal governments and Native Corporations. 9. Estimate the revenue that a POW borough may realistically expect if the borough levies a tax on extraction of resources from POW. Describe the type of tax that makes most sense and why. 10. Describe the implications of a POW borough for land planning and permitting. 1.03 Deliverables The Contractor shall provide a preliminary document to POWCAC for its review and comment within 106 days of receipt of the notice to proceed. POWCAC shall review and comment on the draft report within 60 days of receipt. Contractor will then submit final report to POWCAC within 30 days. Both the draft and final report shall contain an executive summary of the full report. The Contractor shall travel at least twice to Prince of Wales Island to attend POWCAC meetings during the course of the project: once at the project start to collect data and discuss the project with POW residents; and again to present the draft report to POWCAC. 1.04 Project Timeline The approximate contract schedule is as follows: (a) RFP available August 1, 2012 (b) Questions Deadline August 24, 2012 (d) Proposals Due September 4, 2012 @ 2:00 PM at Craig City Hall (e) POWCAC selects contractor September 2012 Meeting Contract starts October 1, 2012 (h) Draft Report Due January 15, 2013 (i) Presentation of Draft Report January 22, 2013 POWCAC meeting (j) Comments due back from POWCAC March 22, 2013 (k) Final Report Due April 22, 2013 1.05 Proposals Proposals shall include one complete paper copy and one complete copy in .pdf format on disk or thumb drive. Submit proposals to: POWCAC, C/O City of Craig, PO Box 725, Craig, AK 99921 Envelopes containing proposals must include the words POWCAC Borough Study Proposal on the envelope face. Proposals may be in any format or structure selected by the contractor, provided that the proposals address the seven scoring criteria detailed below, and that the proposal include names and contact information of professional references. 1.06 Due Date Proposals shall be delivered to Craig City Hall no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. POWCAC will not accept proposals via facsimilie machine. 1.06 Scoring Proposals will be scored based on the following criteria Does the contractor clearly describe the method it will use to complete the work? Max. 20 points. Are the titles and duties of the individuals responsible for the work clearly identified in the proposal? Max 20 points How well has the contractor demonstrated experience in completing similar Alaska projects on time and within budget? Max. 10 points (e) Does the project manager or appropriate project team personnel have experience analyzing borough formation issues? Max. 20 points (f) Are the Contractors professional references related to the project described in this RFP? Max. 10 points (g) How well do the Contractors professional references rate the contractors performance? Max. 10 points (h) Is the contractors fee less than $30,000? Max. 10 points
For more information, contact POWCAC Chair Jon Bolling at 907-826-3275.
AUGUST 2012 EVENTS!SEND YOUR SEPTEMBER EVENTS TO THE OFFICE [email protected] BY AUGUST 31st TO SEE THEM HERE NEXT MONTH!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 AUGUST 3 AND 4 MONDAY, AUGUST 6 MONDAY, AUGUST 6 FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 11-12 FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 MONDAY, AUGUST 13 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 AUGUST 16 - 22ND THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH
OPENING OF DEER SEASON THORNE BAY CELEBRATIONS AND FARMERS MARKET, THORNE BAY...SEE PAGE 4! SE CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING AT 1PM AT CRAIG CITY HALL WEEK OF - HEALTH FAIR/WHALE PASS AND CLINIC IN NAUKATI (page 11 for more info) COFFMAN COVE ARTS FESTIVAL ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 8am to 1pm HEALTH FAIR IN COFFMAN COVE, (see page 11 for contact information) ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 3pm to 1pm CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING AT NOON AT APT CONFERENCE ROOM ALASKA STATEWIDE PITCHAPALOOSA, Sign up online at www.craigpubliclibrary.org or call (907) 826-3281 for daily times, events and guest speakers. WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS AT 10:00 am, 2pm and 7pm WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS 3:00pm POW HATCHERY BENEFIT BANQUET, AUCTION, BIG $10,000 DERBY RAFFLE DRAWING CTA IN CRAIG: 5pm No host Bar, and 6PM dinner starts, $15 single, $25 couples at the door WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS 10:00 am, 2pm and 7pm LEMONADE DAY WRITERS WORK SHOP EVENTS 6:00PM ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 8am to 1pm ALASKA PRIMARY ELECTION ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 3pm to 8pm, Last Docking PLANNING AHEAD FOR SEPTEMBER Voter registration deadline for Rural Education Attendance Area elections. HOLLIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RAFFLE 3:00PM AT THE FIRE HALL IN HOLLIS SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING HOSTED BY POW. SEE NEXT MONTHS NEWSLETTER FOR THE SC HEDULED EVENTS ALASKA AIRLINES RAFFLE DRAWING at end of SE Conference Meeting SUPPORT CHAMBER MEMBERS THAT SUPPORT ISLAND ECONOMY!
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