WHAT'S NEW IN PELICAN

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Spring has arrived; the hummingbirds are back and there has been a herring span at 1st Island.  The last part of winter was hard on the area deer population; there are reports of deer carcasses in high numbers in the woods.  No favorable King Salmon catch reports so far in the inlet; but it is still early.
 
Around town the home built to accommodate the sawmill operator back in the 1940’s has been under a serious rehabilitation effort by the new owner Chris Howard and Rick Bloom.  The outside yard is being filled in with rock.  Inside the house the woodwork that Rick has performed is amazing.  The mixture of red and yellow cedar paneling and flooring is beautiful.
 
The Chicobi Charters building is also looking good; Terry’s shop is unusually orderly.  Outside there is a nicely made wood bench, sign, flower pots, and an awning has been added.  Could there be a female influence here?
City Administration

City Administration

There has been activity around town in the cleaning of City property.  Recently a group of Ameri-Corps workers showed up and took on the cleaning of the bunkhouse located up the hill.  The group also did some cleaning around the school.  The City is also working with Seth Stewart on making accommodations for the expansion of Yakobi Fisheries at the former Pelican Seafoods Crab Plant.  

John Hafendorfer has resigned from the City Council so there is an open seat.  John will be missed and thanks to him for his service.  This seat will be filled at the next council meeting.

Salmon Incubation Project

Salmon Incubation Project

Kelly Chapman, City Clerk, commented that the eggs have hatched and this years crop of Chums departed into Pelican Creek from the incubation boxes.  The boxes have been cleaned and all required reports have been filed.

Apex-El Nido

Apex-El Nido

Millrock Resources has entered into an agreement with the present owners of this mining claim to market the mine.  In October the USFS issued a permit to allow exploration at the site for a perspective buyer.  The permit identifies the conditions under which any exploration may take place; this is a necessary step for the potential re-opening of the mine.  To learn more, Google Millrock Resources and Tongass Forest Projects, Hoonah District.

Pelican Chamber of Commerce News

The Chamber has been busy with preparations for the  King Salmon Derby that opens June 2nd.  Will  we see more participants from Juneau since their Spring Derby has been cancelled?