CHAMBER DINNER CHILI COOKOFF AT AMERICAN LEGION JANUARY 26TH!

The 4th of July In Years Gone By When Frank Stickwan Was Copper Valley Grand Marshal

What Did The 4th Of July Parade Look Like In The Past? Pretty Much How It Looks Right Now!                         (Only In Black and White)

Here are some undated Copper Valley 4th of July Parade photos, showing floats, horses and the year's Grand Marshal, Frank Stickwan. (Photos, Copper River Country Journal)

In days gone by, Frank Stickwan was the Grand Marshal of the 4th of July Parade. 

"Bishops & Skookums We Work Together!"
Translation, anyone? Write to: ncountry@gci.net

The Horse Brigade, Way Back When




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What Do You Get When You Join The Copper Valley Chamber?


It's A Great Deal: Here's What You Get By Joining The Copper Valley Chamber Of Commerce

The Only Visitor Center In Alaska That Offers Ordinary Businesses A Chance To Purchase
A Major, Large-Scale Board Display That's Seen By Thousands Of Travelers, At A Very Reasonable Cost


7 Day A Week Service
The Chamber Visitor Center is located at the intersection of major roads leading in every direction. It's staffed 7 days a week, from 9 am until 7 pm every day, all summer long at one of the busiest visitor centers in Alaska.

Your Own Brochure & Rack Card Space
We put your rack cards or brochure with offerings on display.

Your Own Web Listing and Link
You are on the chamber website with a hot link direct to your web site.

Your Own Listing and Phone Number
You have a listing with your phone number in our two-page Chamber display
ad under the appropriate listing in 50,000 copies of the Bearfoot Travel Guide.

Full Member Rights
You get to attend dinner meetings where you can introduce yourself, 
tell about your services, vote, hand out brochures and business cards 
and get to know local members.

Join Today! Call 822-5555 or call Chamber President Jeremy Weld, direct at 320-2010.



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Amended & Updated Chitina Subdistrict Subsistence Fishing Schedule: Dated July 23, 2015



Copper River (Photo, Neil Hannan)

Amendment of Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule Announced


Copper Center, AK - The pre-season fishing schedule for Federally qualified subsistence users in the Chitina Subdistrict of the upper Copper River was amended today by the Federal Subsistence Board.  This pre-season schedule is identical to the State pre-season schedule and is subject to change based on numbers of salmon entering the Copper River.

Amendment of the 2015 Federal Subsistence Salmon Fishery Schedule for the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District.


Dates
Period Hours
Monday, July 27, 12:01 a.m.        through Sunday, August 2, 11:59 p.m.
    168
Monday, August 3, 12:01 p.m.       through Sunday, August 9, 11:59 p.m.
    168 
Monday, August 10, 12:01 a.m.     continuous as provided by regulation



This fishery is open, during the periods listed above, to Federally qualified subsistence users having customary and traditional use of salmon in this Subdistrict. 

A Federal permit is required to participate in the fishery under Federal regulations.  This permit may be obtained without charge from the National Park Service offices in Copper Center, Slana, Chitina, or Kennecott.  It is also available at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Tok.

The National Park Service office in Copper Center provides a recorded message phone with the most current fishing schedule.  The recorded message is available 24-hours daily. The phone number is (907) 822-7256.  Subsistence users are encouraged to call this number prior to fishing to determine if amendments have been made to previously announced fishing schedules.

For additional information, please contact Molly McCormick, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Copper Center.  Phone (907-822-5234) Email:  molly_mccormick@nps.gov

For more information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program: http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm


Under the Authority of:
36 CFR Part 242.10 and .19
50 CFR Part 100.10 and .19

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Chamber Visitor Center Experiencing A Terrific Summer

Crowds Of Travelers Drop In At The Visitor Center -- From All Over Alaska, All Over North America, & All Over The World!


The Greater Copper Valley Chamber Visitor Center This Summer
The new sign was made by Chamber board member, artist Naomi Young.

Visitor Center Is At An Unmatched Central Location, With More Incoming & Outgoing Roads Than Anywhere In Alaska

ABOUT THE 
COPPER VALLEY CHAMBER'S 
EXCEPTIONAL OUTREACH 
The Greater Copper Valley Chamber Visitor Center is located at one of the prime crossroads in all of Alaska. We are a small, community-based center, without bed taxes or city government-funded to assist us.

Yet, we  offer some of the most comprehensive options of any visitor center in Alaska, including:

+ A completely remade, streamlined and updated visitor center facility.

+ Our location is at the largest crossroad in Alaska -- with roads leading to Delta and Fairbanks; Tok and Canada; the Denali Highway & Denali Park; McCarthy & Kennicott;
Nabesna; Thompson Pass & Valdez; the Glenn Highway, Palmer, Wasilla & Anchorage.

+ 7-day a week summer service.

+ We're open late, until 7 pm, to serve incoming long distance travelers.

+  The Copper Valley Chamber Website and Copper Valley Chamber News blog offer comprehensive information to locals, Alaskans and visitors.

+ Brochure distribution services for all members. Keep sending those brochures or dropping them by! Mail to: Box 469 Glennallen, 99588

+The only large and small-panel display services offered at any visitor center in Alaska -- for members large and small, at extremely reasonable prices.

+ Basic web ads and links for all members, by category.

See our website here:

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Federal Subsistence Hunting Permits To Be Distributed In July

Go To The Glennallen Field Office Or The Delta Junction Career Advancement Center to Get Your BLM Federal Subsistence Hunting Permit




Delta Caribou: Photo, BLM, Jeremy Matlock



See Schedule Below:


Delta Junction (excluding Fort Greely Residents)

Delta Career Advancement Center
(Behind the high school):

Thursday, July 16, 2015: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  (Expired)
Friday, July 17, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Delta Junction Residents PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not get your permits in Delta Junction during these three days, you must get your permits at the BLM Glennallen Field Office, mile 186.5 Glenn Highway, during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays, starting on Monday July 20. 


Glennallen

BLM Glennallen Field Office (mile 186. 5 Glenn Highway)
Monday - Friday, beginning July 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m daily, excluding federal holidays
(Extended hours:  The office will stay open until 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31)

Applicants need to bring a State of Alaska Resident Hunting License, a State of Alaska Driver’s License or photo ID, and a third proof of rural residency that shows a physical address, such as a voters registration card, phone or electric bill. 

If you have any questions, please call (907) 822-3217.

Marnie Graham
Public Affairs Specialist
BLM Glennallen Field Office
P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, AK 99588-0147

907-822-3217 Office
907-822-7325 Direct
907-822-7335 Fax


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NOT CURRENT: Copper Valley Job Opening: Local Hire BLM Wildlife Biologist. Closing July 22nd.

Wanted: In The Copper River Valley.

A Local Hire BLM Wildlife Biologist.

(Click "pages" below to view in larger size type)

The BLM Glennallen Field Office has a permanent job opportunity for a GS 7/9/11 Wildlife Biologist open both as a local hire announcement (attached) and on USAjobs.gov (see links below).  The position closes next Wednesday, July 22.  If you know anyone interested and eligible to apply, please pass this information along to them.







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Chitina Subsistence Fishing Schedule As Of July 15, 2015

Chitina, Alaska: A Copper River Valley Town.

Here's The Amended Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule, Sent By The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service & Forest Service & Wrangell-St. Elias National Park



Copper Center, AK - The pre-season fishing schedule for Federally qualified subsistence users in the Chitina Subdistrict of the upper Copper River was amended today by the Federal Subsistence Board.  This pre-season schedule is identical to the State pre-season schedule and is subject to change based on numbers of salmon entering the Copper River.

Amendment of the 2015 Federal Subsistence Salmon Fishery Schedule for the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District.


Dates
Period Hours
Monday, July 20, 12:01 a.m.         through Sunday, July 26, 11:59 p.m.
    168
Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.        through Sunday, August 2, 11:59 p.m.
    132
Monday, August 3, 12:01 p.m.     through Sunday, August 9, 11:59 p.m.
    168 
Monday, August 10, 12:01 a.m.   continuous as provided by regulation



This fishery is open, during the periods listed above, to Federally qualified subsistence users having customary and traditional use of salmon in this Subdistrict. 

A Federal permit is required to participate in the fishery under Federal regulations.  This permit may be obtained without charge from the National Park Service offices in Copper Center, Slana, Chitina, or Kennecott.  It is also available at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Tok.

FYI -- Chitina Is On The Road To McCarthy & Kennicott
The National Park Service office in Copper Center provides a recorded message phone with the most current fishing schedule.  The recorded message is available 24-hours daily. The phone number is (907) 822-7256.  Subsistence users are encouraged to call this number prior to fishing to determine if amendments have been made to previously announced fishing schedules.

For additional information, please contact Molly McCormick, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Copper Center.  Phone (907-822-5234) Email:  molly_mccormick@nps.gov

For more information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program: http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm

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Watch Out For Sweet Clover -- A Surprisingly Tenacious (And "Invasive") Weed

Who Would Have Thought When They Sowed Clover Along The Roads That They'd Become Such A Problem? And Elodea?  


Highway construction in the Copper Valley has a hit-or-miss ending when the work is done. Workers go along the sides of the road, sowing grass seeds, sometimes in late fall, in an effort to "finalize" the project.

As we all know, the grass often doesn't take, especially here, where the soil is mainly sand, and where rain is relatively scanty. 

Wild clover has managed to adapt to
the Copper Valley environment better
than most plants. 
Longtime residents can remember two other types of foliage that were also tried along the highways: clover and poppies. The poppies were pretty short-lived. But apparently the clover is tenacious.

Here's a news report, made before July 11th, from the Copper Country Alliance, and Ruth McHenry, who is volunteering as staff. You can call Ruth at 822-3644. 

Below you'll also see a page from the Copper River Watershed on the topic. Danielle Verna is coordinating the topic for the Watershed group in Cordova. 

FROM COPPER RIVER WATERSHED WEBSITE:

INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT

(CLICK ON HEADLINES TO GO TO WATERSHED PAGES)
Invasive Plant Management
CRWP oversees Cooperative Weed Management effort in the Copper Basin and Cordova. This page provides information about what invasive species are and strategies for managing invasive plants.
High Priority Species in the Watershed
This page includes images and descriptions of high priority invasive plant species in the Copper River watershed.
What Can You Do?
This page describes what you can do to help stop the spread of invasive plants and where you can report invasive plant sightings.
Cooperative Weed Management Areas
The CRWP has developed two CWMAs - one in the Copper Basin and one in Cordova. This page describes what a CWMA is and how it works to combat invasive plants.
Elodea
Elodea is the only freshwater invasive aquatic plant known to occur in Alaska. It has been found in Cordova, Fairbanks, Anchorage, on the Copper River Delta, the Kenai Peninsula, and the Mat-Su Valley. Check out what it could mean for Alaska if it continues to spread, and what it could mean for you!
Elodea: Photo by Wikipedia

RUTH HENRY'S ESSAY ON INVASIVE WEEDS

(CLICK TO SEE IN LARGER FORMAT)



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2015 Summer Staff: Warren & Nell Ulrich

Warren & Nell Ulrich Are Working In The Chamber Visitor Center This Summer Of 2015


Visitor Center Manager Warren Ulrich, driving Parade Marshal
Fred Ewan in the 4th of July Parade



Warren Ulrich is past president of the Greater Copper Valley Chamber, and has a strong grounding in the community, as a longtime resident. His wife, Nell, has a very long history working with the Greater Copper Valley Chamber, in a number of capacities, including events coordination, sales, and accounting work. 

Drop in and see them when you bring in your brochures!

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4th Of July Photo Album! Big Selection Of Photos From Annual Independence Day Parade, 2015

Photographs Of Copper Valley 4th of July Parade Participants & Floats


National Park Service Float

Parks Place Glennallen IGA Float

Alyeska Ahtna Float
Scott Yahr & Samiuela Finau Of KCAM, Broadcasting the Event

BLM Float

CEF ("Sent") Float


Paul Lewis Antique Car Entry

Copper Valley Electric Float Entry

National Park Service (Wrangell-St. Elias) Entry

Kenny Lake Volunteer Fire Department Entry

Mike Roscovius

Fred Ewan, Grand Marshal of the Parade, Ahtna Traditional Chief

Warren Ulrich

Kenny Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Retiring EMT Bill Bowler (left) with EMS Entry

Jim Manning in Classic Car

Chinese Christian Church of Philadelphia, Visits Glennallen

NHC Farrier Service Goats and Dog

NHC Farrier Service Miniature Horses

Judges Mechele Fassler, John Becker and Race Coordinator
Joel Elrod

Old Paths Baptist Church Float

Old Path Float


Tazlina Fire Crew With Smokey

State Trooper Lead Car

Coordinating Paperwork For The Parade: Mechele Fassler, Marnie Gaham, John Becker and Joel Elrod, Parade Coordinator. 

Old Paths





Local People Set Out Deck Chairs To Watch

American Legion Float

Grand Marshal Fred Ewan With Warren Ulrich In Classic Car

Gathering Up Candy

Homeland Security, Provided By Alaska State Troopers & VIllage Public Safety Officers

Troopers Throwing Candy

The Highly Successful Lions Club Salmon Bake & Its Enthusiastic Staff


NPS Float

Paul Lewis Antique Car 
Cross Road Float

Gakona Volunteers 


Glennallen Volunteer Fire Department




Kenny Lake Fire Volunteers
Village Public Safety Officer


Taking Down The Sign For This Year

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