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Prince of Wales Island Is Royalty

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Photos courtesy of Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce

 

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce is an unusual Chamber,considering its membership is not from just
one city or even a county, but a whole wfrom a whole Island.  Here, 12
communities are surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, Naawell
Forest, Native lands, and State lands.  Prince of Wales Island is the
third largest island in the United States.

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce can be found at No. 7 in the
Klawock-Heenya Plaza. Our Chamber office has a wealth of information.
There are brochures from businesses on POW Island, from all
communities and cultures alike. We mail out Relocation Packets to
those moving to our Island. Inside these packets are found helpful
materials on utilities, housing, activities, stores, businesses,
transportation, telephone book, calendar, USFS map, ($15 value),
annual Visitor Guide, and loads of other necessary items. We are the
place to call when planning a trip or just wanting to find information
about POW Island! Our Visitor Guide is distributed to more than 20,000
people a year. People from all over the United States, Germany,
Canada, call and write asking for information on our beautiful Island,
and it is mailed out FREE, at no cost to you.

 

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On our web site, www.princeofwalescoc.org, you will find valuable
information about our Island. Our annual publication The Prince of
Wales Island Visitor Guide is one of the most informative &
picturesque Guides you will find anywhere.

Chamber hours are Mon & Thurs 7:30am-3:30pm; Tues & Wed 8am-4pm; Fri
10am-4pm. Call ahead & make an appointment if designated hours don’t
work for you. All this information can be found by going to our web
site or calling the Chamber office 907-755-2626, email us at
info@princeofwalescoc.org, or write POW Chamber of Commerce, PO Box
490, Klawock, AK    99925.

 

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Anchorage Cabela’s Store Set To Open April 10

Posted by Chris Cocoles

News out of Sidney, Neb. today is exciting news for outdoors-crazed Alaskans: The state’s first Cabela’s store is set to hold its grand opening on April 10. Here’s the release from the Cabela’s folks:

Cabela’s Announces Official Opening Date of Anchorage, Alaska, Store

Ribbon-cutting scheduled for 10:45 a.m.; doors to open at 11 a.m.

 

SIDNEY, Neb. (Feb. 7, 2014) – Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Anchorage, Alaska, store Thursday, April 10.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives will begin at 10:45 a.m. and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, special guests, events for the entire family and more.

The 100,000-square-foot store – the company’s first in Alaska – is located on the south side of Anchorage near the intersection of Minnesota and C Street next to Target. It will feature thousands of outdoor products, museum-quality wildlife displays, a mountain replica, aquarium, indoor archery range, gun library, bargain cave, deli, fudge shop and more. Approximately 250 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees will staff the store.

And, although doors do not open until April 10, customers can get a head start on shopping beginning today.

Those who order eligible merchandise via www.cabelas.com between Feb. 7 and March 19 can have it shipped to the store – free of charge – by selecting “in-store pickup” at checkout. The gear will then be delivered to the store and be ready for pickup on April 10. This program, which will continue after the store opens, gives customers convenient access to all Cabela’s products. For additional information, visit www.cabelas.com/anchorage.

Currently, Cabela’s operates 50 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 20 over the next two years.

 

 

 

PTLX Global’s Lights Shine Brightly

PTLX Global H.D. LED promises customers the very best marine LED
lighting solution available with PX12.

The PTLX Global PX 12

The PTLX Global PX12

The PX 12's beam of light in action.

The PX 12’s beam of light in action.

Superior illumination not only provides a safer working environment
but can mitigate the risk of injury and equipment damage from
dead-heads and debris.  Our PX 12, optimized for 12V and 24V type
marine vessels offers 7100 lumen at 70Watts and has been an instrument
of durability and efficiency for Pilot boats, Tug and Barge and
Commercial marine vessels throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Our
fixtures have lasted three to five times longer than competitive type LED units;
are made in the USA and is the best fixture LED system in its class
(backed by supporting independent laboratory tests and complete LM-79
reports).

The PX 6's beam (left) compared to a competitor's after one hour of illumination.

The PX6’s beam (left) compared to a competitor’s after one hour of illumination.

The same two products after nine hours. Note the still strong beam redflected by the PX6

The same two products after nine hours. Note the still strong beam redflected by the PX6

All our PX12’s are CNC machined from T5 6063 aerospace aluminum with
1/4 inch 316 stainless steel brackets and hardware.  We have tested
our PX12’s underwater up to 160 hours without failure.  Additionally,
our lights do not lose efficacy over consistent prolonged periods of
operation – meaning the same illumination performance after 12 hours
as when the fixture was first turned on.

For more information visit www.ptlxglobal.com or sales@ptlxglobal.com
– 800-397-7859

Zero Tolerance Rolls Out A Host Of Knives, Tomahawk For 2014

By Andy Walgamott, on January 23rd, 2014

Zero Tolerance Introduces the 0102 Tomahawk

Vanadis 4 Extra powdered steel makes it tough and durable

TUALATIN, OREGON— Zero Tolerance is proud to introduce our own tactical tomahawk, the new 0102.

This powerful tool is adept at everything from obstacle removal and dynamic entry to opening crates. Like everything else we do, the Tomahawk is overbuilt for extreme use. The back spike is designed for maximum penetration, while the pommel includes a sturdy pry bar.

Vanadis 4 Extra powdered steel makes the ZT tomahawk extremely tough, while the DLC coating protects the blade. G-10 handle scales offer a secure grip and are beveled for comfort.

The Tomahawk comes with its own sheath for storage and easy carrying.

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Model 0562 specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA

• INCLUDES SHEATH

Steel: Vadadis 4 Extra, tungsten DLC coating
Handle: Machined G-10 scales
Blade: 4.75 in. long & 0.2 in. thick
Overall: 16 in.
MSRP: $400

 

A New Fixed Blade from ZT & Rick Hinderer

• Based on Hinderer’s Fieldtac knife

TUALATIN, OREGON—Based on Rick Hinderer’s Fieldtac knife, the new Zero Tolerance 0180 is a smaller and lighter fixed blade knife, yet it’s built to handle tough duty.

The blade is made of Vanadis 4 Extra powder mettalurgical cold work steel. This steel is perfectly designed for hard use and offers good wear resistance. Resistance to chipping and cracking makes it an excellent steel for hard-use applications like the 0180. It is also very suitable for coating—which ZT does with Tungsten DLC non-reflective coating.

The 0180’s handle scales are G-10 for durability as well as reduced weight. The handle locks right into the hand and the forefinger contour provides grip security. Heavy jimping on the spine further enhances grip.

The 0180 comes with a convenient belt sheath.

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Model 0562 specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA
• FIXED BLADE
• FULL TANG
• CHAIN-RING HARDWARE
• INCLUDES BELT SHEATH

Steel: Vadadis 4 Extra, tungsten DLC coating
Handle: Machined G-10, dual chamfers
Blade: 4.2 in. long & 0.2 in. thick
Overall: 9.2 in.
MSRP: $275

 

New Zero Tolerance Blackwash™ Finish is the New Black

• Zero Tolerance is one of the first major manufacturers to use this new type of finish on production knives

TUALATIN, OREGON—Zero Tolerance introduces BlackWash.

A BlackWash knife is like a battle-tested tool or a favorite pair of well-worn jeans. BlackWash gives a ZT that already-broken-in look. Although a few custom knife makers have been using this process, Zero Tolerance is one of the first major manufacturers to use it on production knives. Like any coating, it will wear eventually, but with BlackWash, additional wear just adds to the look.

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0560BW specifications:

? MADE IN THE USA
? ASSISTED OPENING
? QUAD-MOUNT 4-POSITION CLIP
? TITANIUM FRAME LOCK, LOCKBAR STABILIZER

Steel: ELMAX®, Tungsten DLC BlackWash™ finish
Handle: 3D machined G10- front; 3D-machined titanium back, BlackWash™ finish
Blade: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
Closed: 5 in. (12.7 in.)
Weight: 5.8 oz.
MSRP: $325

0300BW specifications:

? MADE IN THE USA
? KVT BALL-BEARING OPENING SYSTEM
? QUAD-MOUNT 4-POSITION CLIP
? DEEP-CARRY CLIP
? TITANIUM FRAME LOCK, LOCKBAR STABILIZER

Steel: S30V, Tungsten DLC BlackWash™ finish
Handle: 3D machined G10- front; 3D-machined titanium back, BlackWash™ finish
Blade: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
Closed: 5.1 in. (12.9 in.)
Weight: 5.8 oz.
MSRP: $340

 

ELMAX® Blade, Hinderer & ZT Style and Toughness

• The new 0562 features a special Hinderer “slicer” grind

TUALATIN, OREGON—For 2014, Zero Tolerance and Rick Hinderer teamed up to build the new 0562.

The ELMAX® powdered steel blade features a special Hinderer, a flat-ground “slicer” grind that provides both slicing efficiency and a tough point. ELMAX is a third-generation powdered steel with virtually no nonmetallic inclusions. This means it offers an extremely uniform distribution of carbides for high wear and corrosion resistance. Zero Tolerance sharpens it to a hair popping edge and the ELMAX ensures it holds that edge for a long time, even under hard use.

The knife opens with a flipper and moves out of the handle on our smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. A washer with caged ball bearings surrounds the pivot and makes opening the knife nearly frictionless; just pull back on the flipper and add a roll of the wrist and the 0562 is ready for action.

The handle has a G-10 textured scale in front and a stonewashed titanium back. For secure lock up during use, ZT uses a frame lock with hardened steel lockbar inserts and lockbar stabilization.

The unique pocketclip is reversible and enables extra-deep carry in the pocket.

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Model 0562 specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA
• KVT BALL-BEARING OPENING SYSTEM
• SPECIAL HINDERER “SLICER” BLADE GRIND
• REVERSIBLE (LEFT/RIGHT)
• DEEP-CARRY CLIP
• FRAME LOCK, LOCKBAR STABILIZER

Steel: ELMAX®, stonewashed finish
Handle: G-10 front, stonewashed titanium back
Blade: 3.5 in. long & 0.156 in. thick
Closed: 4.8 in
MSRP: $250

M390 + Carbon Fiber in our Newest Right-Sized ZT

• A carbon fiber front scale lightens weight and adds class

TUALATIN, OREGON— The cousin of our new 0562, this ZT features the same special Rick Hinderer flat-ground “slicer” grind that provides both slicing efficiency and a tough point, but on a Böhler M390 powdered steel blade.

With a high chromium and vanadium content, M390 offers good wear resistance with excellent corrosion resistance. This powdered metallurgy stainless steel takes a razor edge and holds it well. It can also be polished to a mirror finish and is very tough.

The 0562CF’s handle has a carbon fiber front scale and stonewashed titanium back. For secure lock up during use, ZT uses a frame lock with hardened steel lockbar inserts and lockbar stabilization.

The knife opens with a flipper and moves out of the handle on our smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. A washer with caged ball bearings surrounds the pivot and makes opening the knife nearly frictionless; just pull back on the flipper and add a roll of the wrist and the 0562CF is ready for action.

The unique pocketclip is reversible and enables extra-deep carry in the pocket.

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Model 0562CF specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA
• KVT BALL-BEARING OPENING SYSTEM
• SPECIAL HINDERER “SLICER” BLADE GRIND
• REVERSIBLE (LEFT/RIGHT)
• DEEP-CARRY CLIP
• FRAME LOCK, LOCKBAR STABILIZER

Steel: M390, stonewashed & machine satin finish
Handle: Carbon fiber front, stonewashed titanium back
Blade: 3.5 in. long & 0.156 in. thick
Closed: 4.8 in
MSRP: $300

The Zero Tolerance 0770CF Now Comes with Carbon Fiber Handle

• A compact version of the award-winning Zero Tolerance 0777

* New carbon fiber handle for lightweight carry

TUALATIN, OREGON—The original, award-winning Zero Tolerance 0777 is a very limited-run knife. Yet interest in it is high among blade aficionados.

That’s why Zero Tolerance is proud to announce a new version of that award-winning knife—one that will be much more generally available. The 0770CF offers the style and performance of the award-winning 0777, but in a slightly smaller, streamlined version.

For ZT performance, the blade is built of ELMAX® powdered steel, which provides the ability to take a razor edge, excellent edge retention, strength, and toughness. A stonewashed finish on the blade hides hard-use scratches and makes maintenance easier.

The sweeping lines of the original 0777 are preserved in the lightweight carbon fiber handle that nestles securely in the hand. An inset liner lock secures the blade.

The 0770CF opens quickly and easily thanks to SpeedSafe® assisted opening and the built-in flipper. A deep-carry pocketclip ensures it rides securely in the pocket. For a final touch of class, ZT adds a handsome oversized pivot.

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0770CF specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA
• ASSISTED OPENING
• REVERSIBLE (TIP-UP/DOWN)
• DEEP-CARRY CLIP
• INSET LINER LOCK

Steel: ELMAX®
Handle: Carbon fiber
Blade: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
Closed: 4.3 in. (10.9 in.)
Weight: 3 oz.
MSRP: $225

 

Zero Tolerance & Emerson Team Up on Two New Knives

• Both will feature the Emerson’s patented “wave shaped feature” opening

TUALATIN, OREGON— Zero Tolerance and Emerson Knives put their hard-use heads together to create two new ZT knives: the 0620 and the 0620CF.

Both feature premium blade steel. Both feature the famous Emerson “wave shaped opening feature.” Both honor their commitment to innovative technology, award-winning design, and top-quality craftsmanship.

The patented Emerson “wave shaped feature” enables each of these new knives to be opened as it is removed from the pocket. By the time the knife has been fully withdrawn from the pocket, the blade is deployed and ready for use. A small wave-shaped tab on the top of the blade is built to catch on the pocket seam, opening the knife as it comes out of the pocket. This Emerson instant-open feature is a favorite among military, rescue, and law enforcement knife users.

Both knives feature a modified tanto style blade that locks securely into place with a sturdy frame lock. Hardened steel inserts in the lockbar make it extra durable. The 0620’s blade is ELMAX® steel with DLC blade coating, while the 0620CF’s is M390 steel with a stonewashed and satin finish.

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0620CF specifications:

• MADE IN THE USA
• WAVE SHAPED OPENING FEATURE
• THUMB DISK FOR MANUAL OPENING
• REVERSIBLE CLIP (LEFT/RIGHT)
• FRAME LOCK, HARDENED-STEEL LOCKBAR INSERTS

Steel: ELMAX®, DLC coating
Handle: G-10 front, bead-blasted titanium back
Blade: 3.6 in.
Closed: 4.9 in
MSRP: $250

0620 specifications

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• MADE IN THE USA
• WAVE SHAPED OPENING FEATURE
• THUMB DISK FOR MANUAL OPENING
• REVERSIBLE CLIP (LEFT/RIGHT)
• FRAME LOCK, HARDENED-STEEL LOCKBAR INSERTS

Steel: M390, stonewashed & satin finish
Handle: G-10 front, bead-blasted titanium back
Blade: 3.6 in.
Closed: 4.9 in.
MSRP: $300

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Winter Fun With Tanalian Aviation

Tanalian Aviation, located in Port Alsworth, is offering plenty of special rates for the upcoming snow events in Alaska.

February 15th & 16th – The Iron Dog snow machine race:

 

March 1st & 2nd – The Iditarod:

  • View the Race Start on the 1st in Anchorage*
  • View the Race Re-Start on the 2nd at Willow Lake*
  • Contact us for details

For more information, go to tanalianaviation.net, or call 907-781-2217.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Lets You Pack Beer Anywhere Your Feet Can Take You

 

Tired of not having beer during sporting adventures because of its weight?

Well, Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has the answer for you!

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They’ve created the world’s first craft beer concentrate along with a portable beverage carbonator that’s sure to make you the most popular guy or gal at camp! Bring beer ANYWHERE!

Available at www.patsbcb.com

Husky Liners Protect Your Car From Messy Alaska

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How is that we have more SUV’s and fewer dirt roads than ever before?
That’s a lot of plow horses being driven like show ponies. But if you’re
one of the seemingly fewer and fewer people who still uses your vehicle to
its full potential, you’ll appreciate what Husky Liners Vehicle Armor does
for your car, truck or SUV.

With Husky Liners, you can do what you do without having to fret over the potentially messy consequences.                                                                                                            Our engineers use state-of-the-art laser measuring technologies to ensure an
exact fit. From the Classic Style , to the WeatherBeater , to the X-act
Contour  all our floor and cargo liners are made of tough, durable
elastomeric materials with ‘nibs’ on the underside to prevent sliding or
shifting.

Every one of our Husky Liners Vehicle Armor products is made
right here in America and are unconditionally guaranteed for life. So
visit huskyliners.com for customer reviews and to find the floor liner
that best suits your vehicle.  And then get out there and do what you do.

 

 

Coeur d’Alene Dressing Company’s Sausage-Spiced Flavor

 

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Making your own sausage couldn’t be easier using Coeur d’Alene Dressing Company’s  three sausage
seasoning blends: Hot Italian, Sweet Italian and Sage Breakfast. Just
add to a little water and mix into any ground meat, domestic or game,
grinding your own or have your local butcher grind something for you.
Use our seasoning blends for sausage patties, stuffing links or as a
great rub. Our products are made with no MSG, nitrates, fillers or
anti-caking ingredients.

Made with a dozen fine spices you can wake up
your taste buds with our Sage Breakfast Sausage blend. Our Sweet
Italian blend gives you a little sweet, a little warm…great for any
Italian dish, with cracked fennel, garlic and a few crushed chilis.
Try the Hot Italian blend if you want a robust, bold sausage that
leaves your lips “humming”.

Dedicated to providing great customer
service, we pride ourselves on making exceptional products at
reasonable prices. Check our other award-winning dressings, BBQ sauc
es, rubs and marinades at http://www.cdadressing.com. Call
800-687-1462 for free samples.

Funtime RV In Tualatin Features ‘Superb’ Locally Built Models, And Is ‘Committed To Our Customers’

Funtime RV Inc. has been in the RV business almost 20 years. We have grown because of our excellent reputation and superb products. We truly believe in under-promising and over-delivering to our customers. They always express their experience as the best they have ever had, and would gladly refer family and friends to us.

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Also, as a locally owned dealership we have superb products. That gives us a very good representation of what customers are buying today. We are almost exclusive Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, dealers, so we carry a lot of travel trailers and fifth wheels built in nearby Dallas, Ore. That reduces cost to our customers and it allows us to support the local economy as well. Plus, when we pick up RVs built there ourselves, not having to pay freight cost keeps our prices down.

The product that we carry that are built in the Western Oregon town are the Salem, the Surveyor, the RPod, and the Wildcats. Other Forest River products we carry are Cardinals, Blue Ridge, which are fifth wheels, while our motorhomes are Sunseekers, Soleras, F3s, Georgetowns and the Legacy diesel pusher. Plus, we have toyhauler Sandstorms and XLRs.

We are committed to our customers and want them to know they are important to us.

We are located at 18605 SW Pacific Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062

Our website is http://www.funtimervinc.com; our phone number is 866-925-9620; and you can email us through our contact page.

Family Fun at Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost (CGC), an RV park and campground which
includes a historic bucket line gold dredge listed as a National
Historic Site, is located in the center of the small, wilderness
community of Chicken Alaska. In addition to the 70 sites (20 or 30
amp) which have picnic tables and fire rings, there is a water fill-up
station, dump station and clean showers.

CGC also provides cabins and rooms with various combinations of single
to king beds. There is a restaurant, serving home made entries, beer
and wine, and an espresso bar serving fine Alaska roasted coffee,
smoothies/frosts and hand-dipped ice cream.

CGC also offers an excellent gift store and gallery showcasing Alaska
and Yukon native art & crafts as well as Chicken-themed items, a wide
selection of jewelry, pottery, clothing, hand-made knives, ulus,
prints and original paintings, collectables, etc.

Daily tours of the Pedro dredge and the accompanying historical gold
mining display are provided. CGC has also been one of the few places
in Alaska to offer recreational gold mining (from gold panning to
suction dredging), including equipment rentals and free instruction.
Gold panning and free lessons are offered on location at stand up
troughs.

FREE WiFi is provided throughout the park, on the decks and in the
restaurant. FREE firewood is included with camping. Kayak rentals are
available for use on the nearby Fortymile Wild & Scenic River.