Senator Murkowski Visits The Region: Sees Copper Valley's Diversity, Cooperation and Innovativeness

Senator Murkowski speaks to Copper Valley Chamber
members at an August 28th
meeting in Glennallen, Alaska. 
The Copper River Valley's willingness to pitch in to solve problems -- and to work together -- was the major theme of a Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting featuring U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Angela Vermillion of Gulkana Village. 
The luncheon meeting, held at the Fireweed (formerly the Caribou Restaurant) in Glennallen on August 28th, featured a lively group of Chamber representatives from the Copper Valley's multiple, far-flung
Locally-produced goods: Gulkana pellets, vegetables,
artwork, and more on display...
communities. There were 67 paying guests at the dinner. All of them showed the vast strengths of this huge, unincorporated part of Alaska,  including its volunteerism, a willingness to work with others, and a keen sense of community spirit.

Lisa Murkowski meets the public.
The Copper Valley is home to America's largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias. It is located in one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and almost all of its communities drain into the great Copper River, conduit of what are acknowledged world-wide to be the finest salmon on earth. Ten percent of America's oil passes through the region on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The region is unique on Alaska's roads due to its strong road-based Native population.

Robert Wilkinson from Copper
Valley Electric.
A table full of displays, showing locally grown produce, Native arts from the northern Ahtna region, a wood pellet project display, Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race prints and other locally-produced items, were shown.


Share this post

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski Will Speak To Chamber At Noon Thursday August 28th At The Fireweed Restaurant At The Caribou

Here's an invitation to Chamber members...
Come to the Fireweed Restaurant at noon on Thursday, August 28th to hear U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Because there's limited seating, call the visitor center right away at 822-5555 to make a reservation.

This will be a fast-paced schedule, with a lot of emphasis on local achievements. Please come 15 minutes before noon -- or earlier. We'd appreciate it if you came by 11:30, as the Senator will be leaving at 1 pm.

Share this post

Kenny Lake Fair August 15th & 16th

Kenny Lake Fair - August 15-16th   

Copper River Watershed will be having fish painting at the fair.

Copper River Watershed will be offering our fish printing activity for anyone who wants to make a fish print!  It's free, and you may bring your own t-shirt, tote bag, or other fabric item on which you want to create your own personal fish art.

They will also have a "watershed scavenger hunt" game for anyone who wants a chance to win a CRWP t-shirt!

Here's a list of events from the Kenny Lake Fair Website.

Thursday, August 14
6-8pm     Exhibit Check-in

Friday, August 15
10a-2p     Exhibit Check-in
3-5pm     Judges have dinner followed by judging

5pm            Official Flag Ceremony
6pm            BBQ Dinner
7pm            Dessert Auction
                  Contra Dance

Saturday, August 16
8:30-11am  Breakfast sponsored by the KL Library
9am            Fun Run
10am           FAIR OPENS
Chess Tourney
11am           Pet Palooza Agility Contest
11am           Caitlen Richison

11:30am      Fun Run Results
12 noon      Dave Stancliff
1pm            Pet Palooza Freestyle Contest
2pm           Old Time Games
3pm           Pet Palooza Fashion Show & Parade 

3:30          Sami Knutson 

5pm       Fair Closes

Share this post