Download - August 2012 Newsletter
PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
229 Members Strong
Volume 23, Issue 8, August 2012
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
B-3 Contractors, Inc. [email protected]
Past President- John Bruns Forest Products Task Force [email protected]
Vice President-Budd Burnett Hollis Community Council
Secretary- Sharilyn Zellhuber Arrowhead LP Gas/Arrowhead Transfer
Treasurer- Kim Swainson Individual
Director- Lynnette Logan First Bank-Craig Branch
Director – Janice Lund Columbine Inn
Director- Jeannie McFarland
McFarland’s Floatel/Baskets & Bullets [email protected]
Director- John Moots
Alaska 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
[email protected] www.princeofwalescoc.org
From the President’s Desk: August is launch time for Membership Campaign! The Cham-
ber 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 draw-ing 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 member’s current infor-mation. 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 new-est additional benefit to our members. We have subscribed to MYCHAMBERAPP, and our current member’s information has been up-
loaded. This will give our Island Residents and Visitors information lit-erally 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.
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 dis-playing 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 POWer SPONSORS
This left hand column of the refor-matted newsletter is dedicated to our sponsors who have paid for advertis-ing and help the Chamber cover the costs of mailing and maintaining our email account and website. To be-
come a sponsor and have your infor-mation 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
AUGUST OFFICE HOURS
SPECIAL 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 Au-gust 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 MEETING
The 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.
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Coffman Cove 907-329-2018
[email protected] www.douglasshomebuilders.com
General contractor specializing in remodeling, disaster restoration
and new construction of both resi-dential and commercial structures. 30 years-plus of experience with detail-focused approach to all as-
pects 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 907-254-0672.
TABLE OF CONTENTS AUGUST OFFICE HOURS……...………..………….………….…...….………..PAGE 2
AUGUST CHAMBER MEETING……............…...…….…………...….……......PAGE 2
VOTER REGISTRATION INFO AND “IT’S A FACT”………………………….PAGE 3
THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET.………………………………………….. PAGE 4
HOLLIS FIRE DEPT RAFFLE, YARD SALE AND FARMER’S 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
POWCAC BOROUGH STUDY..…………………………….……………….… PAGE 13
AUGUST DATES ……………………………………………………………….. PAGE 14
Call for catalog.
Sharp Copiers and faxes,
printing and binding,
Hollis Adventure Rentals 907-530-7040
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.
This from Tongass Fed. Cr. Union news letter:
VOTER REGISTRATION – Sunday, July 29 is the deadline to register to vote in
Alaska’s 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
CHECK IT OUT – If you think you’re registered, use this link to type in your identifier and
see if you are listed with the Alaska Division of Elections. It’s important to be sure your
correct address shows because it determines which Alaska Legislative District you are in
You can register yourself online and read all about election information on the state
website. Go to www.alaska.gov, select Lt. Governor’s Office from the Departments, then
choose Division of Elections, or paste this into your computer browser: http://
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 – We’re 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
AUGUST FUN FACTS
Origin of August’s name: August was the 6th month in the early
Roman calendar, named after Julius Caesar Augustus.
August’s 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 Day’s 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!
MORE THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET INFORMATION !!!! Submitted by Jim McFarland
BE SURE AND ATTEND – Aug. 3rd and 4th !!!! = The City of Thorne Bay’s 30 year celebration, The Thorne Bay Farmers Market, AND the Grand opening of the Thorne Bay Café 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 Cafe’s 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 3rd 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 be-ing 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 con-tact 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 Spe-cials !!!! They will be doing a raffle for a 36” carving of a salmon as well as giving a 15% discount on all orders for carv-
ings 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 Farmer’s Market
The Hollis Volunteer Fire Department/EMS will hold a yard sale, raffle, Farmer’s 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 Café, 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 Papa’s Pizza, Two $10 Gift Certificates from Kim’s
Corner Café, 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 Screw-
driver 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 Café, 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 Office
Thorne Bay Market
Alaska and Proud
Rob Williams, Manager
An inde-pendent full
We feature fresh meat and
produce and a full line
907-329-2044 / 503-377-2505 [email protected] www.coffmancovecharters.com
Fish halibut, salmon and bottom fish with Capt. Lee Harper.
Walk-ons welcome, reserva-tions encouraged. Call now to guarantee your spot in the Sil-
ver Talon. We'll see you in Coffman Cove this summer!
OFFICE WORKS REPORT FROM REBECCA
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, Min-
nesota and Germany! See the count by state in Sharon’s 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 availa-
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 don’t
be surprised if you see another face at the office during the week of August
Jeannie McFarland, one of our
Directors, and a Floatel guest,
stopped by to check out our
And now this from Sharon………
Lots 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
Members, when you don’t send us “news” you are at our mercy!!!
Toll Free: 800-960-8328
Mary Isaacs, Branch Manager/ [email protected]
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 10AM-5:30PM Tuesday-Friday, noon-
3PM Saturday. Public use ATMs are at Thorne Bay Mar-
ket, Klawock-Heenya Mall branch and 6 locations in
COTACT THE CHAMBER TO JOIN THIS BUSINESS NETWORK:
PROGRESS THROUGH UNITY
In the Chamber Mailbag:
From Deedee Jeffreys
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 Cove’s representative. I am looking for-ward 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 descrip-tion 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, 2012
July 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:
Adult Survey Results: Mining, Tourism, Healthcare/Medical,
Student Survey Results: Health Care/Medical, Fishing, Tourism, Mining
Updated information on the project can be found online at
PeaceHealth Medical Group-Prince of Wales
PeaceHealth Medical Group-POW
907-826-3257 Ext. 2219
Primary care clinic serving resi-dents and visitors of Prince of Wales. State of art medical,
diagnostic and x-ray equip-ment; telemedicine; visiting
specialists; home healthcare.
ON SALE NOW
$20 DRAWING ONLY
GRAND PRIZE $10,000
Drawing to take place
At Derby Banquet
On August 17th.
PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
INTRODUCES A BRAND NEW
The Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways to provide more
value to our members, while increasing our service to the community.
The Chamber would like to announce an exciting new use of technology
we are pleased to offer you! A Smart Phone application that highlights
chamber member businesses, help prospects find you and makes it
easier for you to patronize your fellow members. AND this year it Is
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].
Date: As of 7/31/12 Lbs.
1. Nate Faal 54.5
2. James Antrim 53.5
3. Chet Powel 52.1
4. Heidi Garner 51.1
5. R. G. Jackson 46.9
6. Don Nickerson Jr. 43.6
7. Chas. Steffneirness 41.6
8. David Ryno 37.0
9. Larry Peterson 34.5
10. Harold Thomas 32.8
Season is July 1-August 15th! Second set of winners!
P O W Hatchery
Full service community bank
Offering checking, savings
And time deposit accounts;
construction and home loans;
And online banking ser-vices.
Two ATM locations on
Prince of Wales Island.
Specializing in investments
and insurance for businesses
retirement (IRA, 401(k),
accounts, life, health,
disability and long-term care
Insurance. In business over 30 years.
News from Coffman Cove……...by Heather Hedges
This year’s Arts and Seafood Festival will take place August 11th and 12th in Coff-man Cove. Coffman’s 3rd Annual Silver Salmon Tournament and awards will take place on July 3rd. We are incorporating the awards presentations for our 7th An-nual King Salmon Derby to be held May 1st thru Aug. 1st, along with our 2nd An-nual 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 ser-vices so we are inviting you to participate by generously donating either monetari-ly 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 un-
der the Classified Ads button!
Work-ready, Hands-on Training
Mining 101 Mine Safety Health Administration Tool & Job Site Safety Rigging, & Hanging Utilities Vehicle Inspection/Operation Ventilation, Fire & Gas Detection Basic Mine Terminology Mine Simulator
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
& Working Conditions
Can you pass a drug test? *tests for substance use within last 6 months Yes ð Noð Drug testing required for pre-selection for training.
You have no felony charges or convictions? Yes ð No ð Can you lift and move mining supplies, jackleg drills and utility piping up to 50 pounds and occasionally 120 pounds? Yes ð No ð Can you work in low light conditions? Yes ð No ð
Can you work in confined spaces? Yes ð No ð
Can you work in a damp, cool environment? Yes ð No ð
Are you able to climb ladders to perform work? Yes ð No ð
Are you willing to work various shifts, live and work at the worksite camp for two week on rotations? Yes ð No ð Do you have a driver’s license? Yes ð No ð
If your answer is no to any of these questions you should reconsider your readiness for training.
Application Packet Requirements
CSTS 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
Drug Free Workplace (mandatory drug testing) Be On Time Honesty Good Communication Skills Follow Directions
ARE YOU READY For Underground Mining? If Not, Entry Level New Miner
Training is for You!
Submit complete application packet to the Juneau Job Center,
10002 Glacier Highway, Suite 100
Application Packet Deadline: *Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
Training Dates: Sept 17, 2012- Oct 12, 2012
The Chamber office is here
for you . . .
Every month we receive
The Alaska Journal of
Commerce, The Alaska
Business Monthly and
numerous other periodi-
cals with lots of infor-
mation to help our Island
THE COFFEE POT IS ON!
Come in and read such articles as
Business Formation, Benefits &
WIN A TRIP Buy a chance to fly with AK Air or
Pac Air, Only $5.00 per ticket
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING UPDATE
Submitted by Jan Bush
A 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
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 arri-
Each community has been asked to supply the name of a repre-
sentative 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.
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 re-
ception 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 con-
tacts 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 meet-
ings. 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.
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.
North Prince of Wales Road Construction Notice
Road construction activities by Southeast Road Builders, Inc. will con-
tinue 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
Traffic wanting to travel South on the North Prince of Wales Road
will be detoured onto the 2058 road (East Naukati Road). Fol-
low 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 approxi-
mately 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.
IFA COMINGS AND GOINGS:
JULY 2012 VS 2011 VS 2010
The IFA carried 2450 passengers and 471 vehicles off the island during the JULY morn-
ing 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.
THE JULY SAILINGS TOOK PLACE ON 31 DAYS.
During the month of JULY, the car deck was 100% full five times. The average percent-
age 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
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TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE TSUNAMI DE-
BRIS AS IT REACHES OUR SHORES, SUBSCRIBE
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remind you this is a great
time to schedule a physical
exam for your
four leg- ged bud-dy!
PRINCE OF WALES
Thorne Bay--Aug. 4th
Coffman Cove--during the Arts Festival Au-
Hollis--Volunteer Fire De-partment Annual Fund Drive, Raffle and Yard Sale on September 8;
Craig--during the South-east Conference, Sep-tember 25, 26 and 27.
Upcoming Health Fairs
POW clinic schedule
Call 305-1201 or email [email protected] for more information. Times will be an-
nounced as we get closer to confirm-ing 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
Carolyn Thomason of Woodcuts, the name of Bill and Carolyn’s busi-ness 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 arti-
cle 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!
PLEASE HELP US WELCOME A NEW MEMBER
CAPE FOX LODGE
THE PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER
STATEWIDE PITCHAPALOOZA A Week of Literary Mayhem
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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 lit-
erary 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
OUTLETS SOUGHT FOR
ALASKA AIR/PACIFIC AIR RAFFLE TICKETS
Outlets 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 year’s raffle will be given to
POW Community libraries. The tickets are $5 each.
Farmers Market and Tour Boat vendors are wel-
come to have these tickets at your booth too!
Invitation to Become a Board Member for Southeast Conference
Open 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 Direc-tors through respect for regional and cultural rep-resentation of Southeast Alaska and as required by the Articles of Incorporation. The committee will seek letters of inter-est 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 signa-ture. The Nominating Committee shall pre-pare 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) 523-4353
PRINCE OF WALES COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PRINCE OF WALES COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Prince of Wales Island Borough Study
1.00 Introduction The Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council seeks bids from qualified contractors to write a Prince of Wales Island Bor-
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 area’s 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.
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
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.
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 Contractor’s professional references related to the project described in this RFP? Max. 10 points
(g) How well do the Contractor’s professional references rate the contractor’s performance? Max. 10 points
(h) Is the contractor’s 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
BY AUGUST 31st
TO SEE THEM HERE NEXT MONTH!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 OPENING OF DEER SEASON
AUGUST 3 AND 4 THORNE BAY CELEBRATIONS AND FARMERS MARKET, THORNE BAY...SEE PAGE 4!
MONDAY, AUGUST 6 SE CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING AT 1PM AT CRAIG CITY HALL
MONDAY, AUGUST 6 WEEK OF - HEALTH FAIR/WHALE PASS AND CLINIC IN NAUKATI (page 11 for more info)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 –11-12 COFFMAN COVE ARTS FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 8am to 1pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 HEALTH FAIR IN COFFMAN COVE, (see page 11 for contact information)
MONDAY, AUGUST 13 ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 3pm to 1pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING AT NOON AT APT CONFERENCE
AUGUST 16 - 22ND ALASKA STATEWIDE PITCHAPALOOSA, Sign up online at www.craigpubliclibrary.org or
call (907) 826-3281 for daily times, events and guest speakers.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS AT 10:00 am, 2pm and 7pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS 3:00pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH 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
SATURDAY , AUGUST 18 WRITERS WORKSHOP EVENTS 10:00 am, 2pm and 7pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 20 LEMONADE DAY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 WRITERS WORK SHOP EVENTS 6:00PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 8am to 1pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 ALASKA PRIMARY ELECTION
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 ALASKAN DREAM DOCKINGS IN THORNE BAY, 3pm to 8pm, Last Docking
PLANNING AHEAD FOR SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Voter registration deadline for Rural Education Attendance Area elections.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 HOLLIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RAFFLE 3:00PM AT THE FIRE HALL IN HOLLIS
SEPTEMBER 25-26-27 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING HOSTED BY POW. SEE NEXT MONTH’S
NEWSLETTER FOR THE SC HEDULED EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 ALASKA AIRLINES RAFFLE DRAWING at end of SE Conference Meeting
REMEMBER - SUPPORT CHAMBER MEMBERS THAT SUPPORT ISLAND ECONOMY!