Craig – August 17, 2012
From Bob Weinstein, Ketchikan Field Representative
Washington-based energy and natural resources staffer Michael Johnson and I were delayed in Ketchikan by fog, so Stef Claus ably kicked off Senator Begich’s Mobile Office in her hometown of Craig at the Water Street Cafe. Stef is a legislative orrespondent in Senator Begich’s Washington, DC office. Michael and I arrived in time to have a cup of coffee and talk with the last few guests.
From there we had a good exchange with the Mayor, Dennis Watson, and City Manager, Jon Bolling, on a number of Craig priorities. After a quick lunch at Papa’s Pizza, the group fielded questions in an informal dialogue with Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council members from Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Craig, and Klawockon on topics ranging from sea otters to Secure Rural Schools funding. We finished the day with stops at a couple of successful small businesses, The Clothes Company, where Stef once worked, and Viking Lumber with Bryce Dahlstrom, pictured above, where we talked about timber supply, roadless issues and biomass.
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