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BOARD OF DIRECTORS President - Jan Bush B - 3 Contractors, Inc. belle@aptalaska.net Past President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President-Jan Bush

B-3 Contractors, Inc. belle@aptalaska.net

Past President- John Bruns

Forest Products Task Force john.bruns.ak@gmail.com

Vice President-Budd Burnett

Hollis Community Council dbld@aptalaska.net

Secretary- Sharilyn Zellhuber

Arrowhead LP Gas/Arrowhead Transfer szell@ati.lynden.com

Treasurer- Kim Swainson

Individual

lilginch@hotmail.com

Director- Lynnette Logan

First Bank-Craig Branch Lynnette.Logan@firstbankak.com

Director – Janice Lund

Columbine Inn

jlund@aptalaska.net

Director- Jeannie McFarland

McFarland’s Floatel/Baskets & Bullets floatel@starband.com

Director- John Moots

Alaska Power and Telephone john.m@aptalaska.com

Office Manager-Denise Daniels Newsletter Editor: Jan Bush

Office Hours:

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays

PO Box 490 Klawock, Alaska 99925 Phone: 907-755-2626 Fax: 907-755-2627

Email:

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PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber POWer 212 members in 2011, 215 on the
PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber POWer
212 members in 2011, 215 on the list for 2012
Volume 22, Issue 12, DECEMBER 2011

From the President’s Desk:

Your Board of Directors did not make any changes during the past election cycle. We have a very “enduring’ board! The officers that completed their terms of office are also starting the next one.

The Chamber welcomes Sharon Brosamle to the

office for the month of December.

the Board of Directors will begin the search for a new office manager.

In the meantime

We wish Denise bon voyage this month as she re- turns to Colorado to be closer to family. She leaves an office behind that has benefitted from the skills that she and her husband Dan have shared with us. In addition to keeping our machines running be- yond their life span, we have new storage shelves in the backroom, flooring in the bathroom and office storage areas, and the wainscoat that sat in a pile for years now graces the office walls. Our collection of Island Guides are displayed. The Mall Sign pro- ject completion was spearheaded by Denise and completed during this past year. I thank her for all her efforts on behalf of the Chamber, and the integ- rity that has characterized her work.

Denise has been so extremely frugal with the re- sources of the Chamber of Commerce that this past month we were able to upgrade the computer and install a new office desk and chairs. Come in and try out the member’s chair and say goodbye to Den- ise!

Your Board of Directors wishes all of you a Very Merry Christmas.

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CHAMBER POWer SPONSORS

DECEMBER EDITION

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.

come a sponsor and have your infor- mation appear here each month or for

certain months of the year, call the

Chamber office.

sponsors for their support of this

newsletter.

To be-

We thank all of our

NEW BENEFIT FOR OUR POWer NEWSLETTER SPONSORS Our POWER Newsletter adver- tisers will see their

NEW BENEFIT

FOR OUR

POWer NEWSLETTER

SPONSORS

Our POWER Newsletter adver- tisers will see their website ad- dresses hyperlinked, begin- ning with this edition of the Chamber’s monthly newslet- ter.

Just click on the website ad- dress in their ads to be whisked away to cyberspace!

Good luck, And Happy Landings In Colorado, Denise and Dan!
Good luck,
And Happy Landings
In Colorado,
Denise and Dan!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECEMBER OFFICE HOURS…………

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DECEMBER CHAMBER WORK SESSION……………

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2012

SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING ……….………….…

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NEWS FROM POW HATCHERY…………………………….……

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2012

POW MARATHON COMMITTEE REPORT…………

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POWCAC MEETING REPORT …

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IFA NOVEMBER STATS………………

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POW Voc-Tec Center ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING NOTES ………

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SMALL CRUISE SHIPS A GOOD FIT FOR PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND…

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UPDATE ON THE RAINFOREST ISLAND FERRY ……………………………

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KLAWOCK TO HOLLIS PAVING BID …………………………………………….PAGE 9

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS AT POW SCHOOLS …………………………………

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GET GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS!

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2012 NEW MEMBERS………………………………

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PLANNING AHEAD FOR TWO 2012 EVENTS…………

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Prince of Wales Island Whalefest and Beachcomber FUN FAIR

PRINCE OF WALES HONORS EVERYDAY HEROES

DECEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR……………

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PAGE ……………………………… 12 DECEMBER OFFICE HOURS The Chamber office in the Klawock Mall

DECEMBER OFFICE HOURS

The Chamber office in the Klawock Mall will be open during the month of December from 8:30AM until 4:30 PM. It is closed for lunch between 12 noon and 1PM. If you need as- sistance during the lunch hour, please call and make arrange- ments.

Denise will be providing training to Sharon Brosamle the week of December 4th.

CHAMBER BOARD WORK SESSION

The annual work session of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will take place on Sunday, December 4th at St. John’s Catholic Church in Klawock at 1PM. The Board is sharing a potluck with honored guests Denise Daniels and Dan Larson as the Board wishes them BON VOYAGE! After- wards the Board will roll up their sleeves and define office needs and the 2012 Program of Work!

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2012 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING

The second planning meeting for the 2012 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE was held at the Craig City Council Chambers on Monday, November 14th. In attendance were: Jon Bolling, Lynnette Logan, Jan Bush, Leslie Isaacs, Sybil Galaktianoff, Brian Templin, Victoria Merritt and Wayne Benner by phone.

The Craig High School gymnasium has been confirmed as the venue for the large group presentations to be held on Septem- ber 25th and 26th, 2012.

The Craig Tribal Association facility will be the location for the Annual Scholarship banquet and auction on the 26th and the SE Conference Meeting on the 27th.

The POW Chamber of Commerce and Fireweed Lodge will host a Southeast Alaska Chamber of Chambers Breakfast which will be held at the Fireweed Lodge on September 26th. Directors and office managers from other SE Chambers will be invited to at- tend this event in order to provide a networking opportunity.

The inventory of POW accommodations continues to identi- fy approximately 250 beds/rooms needed for the 3-day event. Planners hope to have this inventory completed by the December meeting in order to share it with potential attendees. An inventory of rental vehicles is also being constructed, as well as shuttle ser- vices by all those who may have passenger vans that can assist in transporting attendees from lodges to meeting venues and to other events.

Jon Bolling will ask SE Conference Director Shelly Wright to identify all the food service needs during the 3 day event. Shelly will be invited to participate in the next meeting to answer pertinent questions and identify budget items that are covered by the regis- tration fees.

It is the desire of the planners to involve Island youth in the food service tasks as well as making welcome signs to hang in all Island Businesses.

The Heenya-Kwaan dancers have been confirmed for a performance at the Community Reception to take place during the evening event on September 26th.

THE NEXT PLANNING MEETING

WILL BE HELD

ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011

AT 10:00AM

AT THE CRAIG CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Join together to present a successful Island event!

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and upholstery cleaning on all of Prince of Wales Island. NEWS FROM POW HATCHERY BY Dan

NEWS FROM POW HATCHERY

BY Dan Goodness, POWHA Manager

Hello, everyone!

As the holiday season approaches, I reflect on this past year, and all that we have accomplished. There have been lots of positive changes during these past 18 months since Lila and I arrived here. There has been major facility cleanup, and the Klawock River Hatchery is now looking more “park-like” than ever before! The coho fry we have on site are large, and healthy, and survivals have been good. The returns from Broodyear 2008, unfortunately, were not so good, and we weren’t able to generate the funds needed for another year of operation. I am glad, however, that we were able to make coho donations to the Elders of the Island.

I am very thankful to the State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community

and Economic Development, for granting us the operating loan that we requested

this fall. This money will carry us into next fall, when the Broodyear 2009 cohos

will be returning. Our efforts at good quality fish culture have paid off.

confident that lots of adult cohos will be returning to the Klawock River Hatchery next fall. Many fish will be caught as they make the journey home. We are glad that you, the fisherman, can share with us a portion of the bounty that this pro-

gram produces.

We are

The Port Saint Nick Hatchery had a nice return of chinook last summer, and money generated from the sales of those fish helped pay the bills. I want to thank all the folks at Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association for the wonderful donation of eyed chinook eggs again this year! We couldn’t pro- vide kings for the Port Saint Nick River, and for Coffman Cove, without your help.

I am especially thankful to my crew.

past year, we have all worked hard, and worked together, to get to where we are today. POWHA may be a small company, but we have a big mission, to provide an abundance of fish for commercial, sport and subsistence fishermen. We ask for nothing more than your continuing support. Your donations have been, and will continue to be, a critical component of the future success of this Company. Be sure to check out our new website, www.powha.org.

Though faced with many obstacles this

And I want to thank the Board of Directors, for giving of their time and energy, to attend the monthly meetings, providing support for the organization.

So, the next time you land one of those beautiful Klawock River cohos, or one of those Saint Nick kings, you might think about our hatchery program, and how that fish got there. Have a blessed Holiday Season!

Dan Goodness, Manager, POWHA

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Marathon Committee POW Runners and Walkers Club Report

1—ALASKA AIRLINE ROUND TRIP TICKET Marathon Committee members will be at the December 10th bazaar for a final round of ticket sales before the drawing at 4PM on that day. The ticket is system wide and good until Sep-

tember 7, 2012. The proceeds will add to the “fun factor” of the kid’s goody bags for the 2012 marathon relay, and for the various fun runs held throughout the year by the POW Runners and Walkers Club. Buy four tickets and take home a bling ring! 2—Registration fees for 2012. Individual fees for register-

ing by April 15

$35, Half Marathon-$40, Full Marathon-$45. An additional $15 will be charged for registering after April 15 th . The deadline for registering a Youth Station to Station Relay team, as well as Alter- nate Adult Station to Station team is April 15 th . Names can be changed after that time, but the teams must be committed and paid for by April 15 th . 3— The committee decided to stay with Active network for 2012. The committee will get the word out first on the POW Marathon Facebook page when the registration is open. Join us on Face- book. The update to the website has not been completed yet, which is the reason registration is not open yet. 4—Jingle Bell Run will happen on December 10th, weather per- mitting!! Sign up at the Runners Club Bazaar table at 9:30! First 24 participants to sign up get a jingle bell, courtesy of B3 Contrac- tors! 5—Registration for the POW Runners and Walkers Club is available. Fee is $10 with $5 applicable to participation in the 2012 Marathon. Sign up at the December 10th bazaar. New members also get a bling ring to wear when you are out there on dark highways and byways!

to wear when you are out there on dark highways and byways! th will be: Kids

th

will be: Kids relay-$25, Other Relay Participant-

Thanks to the following partners who are on board for 2012:

Gold Level Sponsors: Tongass Trading Company, AP&T, and B-3 Contractors, Inc. Silver Level Sponsors: Silver Bay Seafoods Bronze Level Sponsors: Black Bear Store, Cleary Computer Services, Papa’s Pizza, R&M Engineering Supporters: Klawock PTSA

Contact 2012 Marathon Co-Race Directors if you want to support this event through sponsorship:

Jan Bush: belle@aptalaska.net Ann James: annjames326@gmail.com

NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7TH AT 6PM KLAWOCK SCHOOL LIBRARY

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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 Ketchikan

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Special orders welcome.

POWCAC MEETING REPORT

The meeting held at the new Hollis Community Firehall on Tuesday, November 22nd was attended by 8 of the 15 members who make up the voting members identified in the new Bylaws. Many of the participants in the POW Watershed Council, who held a meeting prior to a great lunch, stayed for the POWCAC meeting that began after lunch at 1PM.

The membership passed Resolution 11-02 supporting de- velopment of road access to the Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mine Prospects. The resolution now goes to the governing body of each POWCAC member for consideration.

The membership added comments to a letter concerning the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. Jon Bolling will email the letter draft containing the new language.

The membership voted to retain the Officers for another term of office. Jon Bolling, Chairperson; Leslie Isaacs, Vice Chair- person; Audrey Escoffan, Secretary.

The next meeting will be held in Klawock on January 24,

2012.

IFA COMINGS AND GOINGS:

NOVEMBER 2011 VS 2010 VS 2009

The IFA carried 2390 passengers and 579 vehicles off the island during the NOVEMBER morning runs to Ketchikan. The 2010 figures were 2741 and 621. 2009 totals were 2693 and 571.

During the evening return runs, 2024 passengers and 489 vehicles arrived on POW through the Hollis port. 2010 figures were 2532 and 590. 2009 totals were 2328 and 543.

THE NOVEMBER SAILINGS TOOK PLACE ON 29 DAYS.

During the month of NOVEMBER, the car deck was full on 14 runs, with 15 runs at 80% to 95%. The average percentage of deck used during NOVEMBER was 78% in the morning and 68% in the evenings.

The Chamber thanks Carolyn Chapman of the IFA for providing the monthly stats.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Prince of Wales Island Vocational & Technical Center

Committee Meeting—November 16th

notes by Jon Bolling

Present were Committee Chair Karen Cleary, Rich Carlson, Mike Cleary, Vice Chairman Jim Thomas, Jan Bush, Leslie Isaacs, Jon Bolling.

Jim Thomas reported on the trip he, Mike Cleary, and Bob Claus made to Nome to look over the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) vocational training facility there. The purpose of the trip was to solicit design ideas for the POW V&T Center.

Mike Cleary spoke about the trip based on a series of slides he prepared that included photographs and data obtained at the NACTEC facility. Mike stated that the meeting

was “brisk”. The weather was cold at their arrival, and the group left Nome early due to

a very large storm system that was forecast to make landfall before their planned de- parture date. Mike showed slides containing a brief history of NACTEC and a number

of the sources that fund the facility. Mike noted that one goal of NACTEC is to teach socialization skills to students in both the facility’s academic and residential dorm set- tings. As a result, not all the NACTEC facilities are outcome or certification based. He noted that the NACTEC dorm facility is staffed full time, around the clock, at a person- nel cost of about $100,000 per year. The courses are offered in 16, two-week sessions

to junior high and high school students.

Mike added that the group met with the NACTEC administrator and facilities manager during their visit.

Mike also reported that he asked NACTEC staff what they would do differently if they were to build a new facility from scratch. A lengthy list was submitted and reported.

Leslie Isaacs reported that the geotechnical work to date revealed that suitable soils at the project site appear to be shallower than expected, which may translate into lower site development costs. Leslie stated that a drill rig is now on site, with two holes drilled and approximately six additional test holes to follow. Leslie stated that he ex- pects the geotechnical work to cost between $40,000 and $50,000. Leslie told the group that the asphalt stockpiled on the site is still in need of crushing. He has been told that the estimated volume of asphalt material is 22,000 cubic yards. Finally, Leslie stated that the city is pursuing a replat of the two building lots into one property, and will work to vacate a DOT easement platted on the property.

Richard Carlson/Jim Thomas moved and seconded a motion to recommend that the Klawock City Council select Jensen/Yorba/Lott to complete design work for the POW V&T facility, based on the scoring rubric by selection committee members on Novem- ber 15.

Richard Carlson suggested recommending a second firm to the Klawock City Council should the council choose to not accept the V&T Advisory Committee’s top recommen- dation. Richard/Jim then modified their motion to name Livingston-Slone as the se- cond choice of the V&T Advisory Committee, based on the scoring rubric. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Karen Cleary noted that the RFP process for the project coordinator closes November 30, and that the proposes are set to be scored on Monday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Craig High School Library.

The full V&T Advisory Committee is set to meet again at 6:00 p.m. on December 5, at the Craig High School Library.

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SMALL CRUISE SHIPS A GOOD FIT

FOR PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND

Last year’s experience with Seattle based Inner Seas Ex- plorer brought two vessels that made weekly stops on the east side of Prince of Wales Island. The visits from the Wilderness Adventurer and Wilderness Discoverer were successful for the Island, Cruise Line and Passengers. The Vessels stopped in Klawock to see the carving shed and totems and at El Cap for a cave tour every week throughout the summer. Similar dockings will go on again in 2012 with new passengers to enjoy learning about our beautiful Island and it’s people.

This coming summer the opportunity to have a vessel visit the west side of the Island is planned by Cruise West out of Sitka on the Catamaran, Alaskan Dream. Island Ports of call will be Thorne Bay for some logging history and fishing experience and Kasaan for an opportunity to learn about the oldest Haida Clan House in the US and the poles that stand near it. Alaskan Dream passengers, like those on the Inner Seas Explorer vessels, are interested in “hands on” experiences and an opportunity to experi- ence Alaska and, for a short time, know what it may be like to live here.

Residents have an opportunity to interact with the cruise visitors by offering tours, charters, walks, talks, Alaskan made wares and native food. The city governments of Thorne Bay and Klawock and the US Forest Service are encouraging this eco- nomic boost to the Island by working with residents that are inter- ested in providing services and wares. Contact them to get more information on how to be part of this opportunity.

VISITOR COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATE ON THE RAINFOREST ISLAND FERRY

The Visitors Committee held its last meeting of 2011 at the Har- bor View Hall in Coffman Cove on November 10th. One of the main topics of the meeting was an update on the Northend Ferry Authority’s Rainforest Island Ferry and Mini Coach service that is expected to begin operation at the end of June 2012. The ferry will make ports of call on the south end of Mitkoff Island with Mini Coach service to Petersburg, to Wrangell and several times a week to Ketchikan. The vessel will be like the Latuya with an open car deck and enclosed passenger lounge. Promotion, pur- chase and refit of the vessel will go on this winter. Updated infor- mation on the Ferry is available on the Coffman Cove web site:

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2012 DATES

Craig--during the POW Mara-

thon,May 26th,

2012

DATES  Craig -- during the POW Mara- thon,May 26th, 2012  Klawock -- during the

Klawock--during the Sockeye Festival in June

Kasaan--Crab Festival on June 16

Hydaburg--Cultural Camp on July 27,

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Thorne Bay--August 4th

Coffman Cove--during the Arts Festi- val August 10-12

Hollis--Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fund Drive, Raffle and Yard Sale on September 8;

Craig--during the Southeast Confer- ence, September 25, 26 and 27.

during the Southeast Confer- ence, September 25, 26 and 27. KLAWOCK TO HOLLIS PAVING BID The

KLAWOCK TO HOLLIS PAVING BID

The following bid advertisement appeared on the Alaska DOT construction website on November 21, 2011

KLAWOCK TO HOLLIS PAVEMENT REHABILITATION

Bid Opening Date: 12/15/2011 Advertise Date: 11/21/2011 De- scription: Pavement Rehabilitation from Klawock to Hollis.

Engineer's Estimate Range: $10,000,000 to $20,000,000

The bid form seeks unit prices for the removal of 35,000 square yards of pavement and installing 1800 tons of D1 gravel, 54,660 tons of asphalt concrete and 3280 tons of asphalt cement.

The completion date of the project is stated as August 31, 2013.

As of November 27th there were three Alaska contractors on the plan holders list, including POW Chamber member Southeast Road Builders.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS AT POW SCHOOLS

DECEMBER 4 Whale Pass School Program 7PM at the Whale Pass Church

DECEMBER 9 Port Alexander Program at 3:30PM Kasaan Program at time to be announced

DECEMBER 10

Howard Valentine School presents “A Coffman Cove Christmas” at 6PM

DECEMBER 12TH

Klawock Band/Choir at 6PM in the gym

DECEMBER 13TH

Naukati Bay School Play at 12:30PM Klawock All-School Program at 6PM Thorne Bay Program at 6PM Craig MS/HS Winter Concert 7PM at CHS

DECEMBER 15TH

Craig Elementary Program at 6:30PM

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2012 NEW MEMBERS We appreciate your support! Alaska Bear Factory Owners Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge Brad

2012

NEW MEMBERS

We appreciate your support!

Alaska Bear Factory

Owners

Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge

Brad Steuart, Owner

Craig 4th of July Committee

Craig Child Care Center

Eagle Wood Products

Steve & Millie Schoonover, owners

Harris Aircraft Services

Scott Harris, President

Juneau Chamber of Commerce

Kim Swainson

Misty Mountain Tours

Patty Holley, Owner

Mitsy Enterprises

Joni & Denis Kuntz, Owners

Paul Dawson

Prince of Wales Electric and Repair

Sam Peters, Owner

POW Farmers Market Association

Prince of Wales Sportfishing

Rob Endsley, owner

Seldovia Chamber of Commerce

Slammin Sam’s Fishing Charters

Sam Peters, Owner

Southeast Alaska Tax Services

Kevin McDonald, owner

Strictly Local Selections- Gift Boutique and Gallery

Cynthia Wortman-Ziel, owner

Whale Pass Bible Church

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GET FREE HELP FOR THE EFFORT!

It is anticipated that there will be economic opportunity for small local businesses to participate in a variety of restoration, stewardship, and rec- reation projects on Federal lands in the upcoming seasons. Increased traffic from small adventure cruise ships is also increasing opportunity for visitor related business on Federal lands.

SEACC (the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council) and the U.S. Forest Service have formed a partnership in order to help improve local re- sponse and success in seeking Federal contract opportunities on Prince of Wales Island, and also to help local individuals successfully apply for Special Use Permits.

The Federal contracting environment is complex and difficult to navigate, especially by folks who may have limited experience with or access to computers and the Internet. All contracting is at least initiated online and most contracts now require online bids and submission of important sup- porting documents and information.

SEACC and the Forest Service recognize the difficulties inherent in this system, and are making a concentrated effort to help at the local level. The individual that is being contracted to provide one-one-one support for POW businesses and individuals is Katie Rooks. She is available to help any prospective Federal contract seeker navigate the application and submission process. She will be providing individual consultations on how to access and navigate FedBizOpps (the Federal contract search and submission site), and also will be available to help users interpret and complete the paperwork necessary to submit a quality application for a Special Use Permit. Submitting clear and clean bids and permit applica- tions is a critical step into actually being awarded a government contract or permit. This assistance is provided at no cost.

In addition to the hands-on coaching, we intend to provide the following tools for POW business owners:

Bi-weekly or monthly newsletter, in email and paper form, delineating upcoming and current Federal contract opportunities on POW and Southeast Alaska.

Business start-up assistance for first-timers, especially those looking to do business with the Federal government on POW.

Referrals to other assistance agencies, such as PTAC at the Univer- sity of Alaska, which provide even more in-depth and free assis- tance to small business owners in the state of Alaska.

To schedule an appointment for assistance, you can reach Katie Rooks at:

Phone: 907-401-0909 OR 907-826-1639 (msg phone)

P.O. Box 722, Craig, AK 99921-0722

katie.rooks@starband.net Phone: 907 - 401 - 0909 OR 907 - 826 - 1639 (msg phone) P.O.

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PLANNING AHEAD FOR TWO 2012 EVENTS

Prince of Wales Island Whalefest and Beachcomber FUN FAIR!

Craig, Alaska

March 30, 31st and April 1st, 2012

March 30 :

4-7pm Beachcomber displays and sale tables

7pm Curtis Ebbesmeyer presentation at the Craig High School Auditorium

Following presentation -Refreshments and displays and sale tables open

March 31st

9am - 1pm Whale Watching and Herring Pound Excursions on Commercial Fishing boats and cruisers - there will be a group kayaking as well

1-7pm - Beachcomber displays and sale tables

7pm - Howard Garrett and Susan Berta from the Orca Network presentation

Following presentation- Refreshments and displays and sale tables open

April 1st:

9-4 Marine debris cleanup and beachcombing. Help the Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation Craig Project continue cleaning the beaches of marine debris.

We would love to have representation from each community on Prince of Wales for the beachcomber fun fair dis- plays. If you are interested in having a table at the fair, contact Kathy Peavey at 1-907 826 3856 or 907 401 0790. pea- vey@aptalaska.net.

This is an official SEACC sponsored "Out in the rain" activity.

PRINCE OF WALES HONORS EVERYDAY HEROES SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce is coordinating an event to honor those in each community of Prince of Wales who serve as volunteers to respond to Fire, Medical, Search and Rescue episodes.

Instead of an “Everyday Hero” presentation for 2012, the Chamber will not seek nominations for individuals, but will honor the volunteers in our communities who are always ready to respond to the call for aid in emergencies.

The “event” will be a BBQ and meal served at the Island Air Hanger at the Klawock Airport. The Chamber is seeking contributions of food from grateful Island businesses and individuals who would like to help honor our many volunteers for their service. The event will be open to the emer- gency volunteers and their families. Invitations will go out from each community organization that organizes and is responsible for the volunteers the community.

The Chamber’s 2011 Alaska Airlines/Pacific Airways raffle netted about $4800 in receipts. These receipts will be shared with the POW volunteer squads who serve the needs of their commu- nities to respond to Fire, Medical, Search and Rescue events.

If you would like to help organize this event, please email the Chamber office:

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DECEMBER 3 Island Grind at Craig High School Auditorium: “Bear Foot in the Sand” Spon-
DECEMBER 3
Island Grind at Craig High School Auditorium: “Bear Foot in the Sand” Spon-
sored by Sunnahae Arts Council. Begins at 7PM
DECEMBER 4
CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL WORK SESSION
DECEMBER 5
POW VOC TEC MEETING AT 6PM AT CRAIG HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
DECEMBER 7
POW MARATHON PLANNING MEETING AT 6PM: KLAWOCK SCHOOL LIBRARY
DECEMBER 10
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT CRAIG CITY GYM from 10AM to 4PM. Call Victoria 826-
2575 to sign up for your space needs.
DECEMBER 10
JINGLE BELL RUN AT 10AM.
REGISTER AT CRAIG CITY GYM AT 9:30AM . SPON-
SORED BY POW RUNNERS AND WALKERS CLUB. FIRST 24 GET JINGLE BELLS!
DECEMBER 11
BENEFIT SUPPER AND CONCERT FOR NADINE BLANKENSHIP. CTA BUILDING AT
5PM. $20 PER COUPLE, $12 SINGLE. 401-0261 INFO.
DECEMBER 12
SE Conference Planning meeting at 10AM at Craig City Council Chambers
DECEMBER 14
SISD: WINTER BREAK BEGINS
DECEMBER 16
CHRISTMAS VACATION BEGINS AT KLAWOCK AND CRAIG SCHOOLS….EARLY
RELEASE
DECEMBER 16
POWER BENEFIT CONCERT AT CHS AUDITORIUM . Admission is donation to
POWER.
DECEMBER 17
BAZAAR AT KLAWOCK SCHOOL GYM 10 AM TO 6PM. SPONSORED BY ANS
CAMP 9. CALL HENRY 755-2594 OR BRENDA 965-4444

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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