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2014 Southeast Alaska Business and Community of the Year Awards

...drives innovation and by doing so has created jobs in a place that needed them the most."City of Pelican Mayor, Patricia Phillips accepted the award on behalf of the community and expressed her enthusiasm for the project. "Pelican Ice is more...
Proposal to bring tourists to Pelican raises eyebrows

...decide which properties should be sold and which should remain city property and held for public use, said Mayor Patricia Phillips. Phillips said the process to get to that point is long and dictated by city code, but she hopes the issue will...
Subsistence board to review Juneau fishing

...worried about maintaining healthy fish runs in Juneau's small creeks. Another rule, proposed by Pelican Mayor Patricia Phillips, would allow Southeast Alaska subsistence fishermen to use pink salmon as bait in sport or commercial fisheries...
Pelican Seafoods plant foreclosed by city

...jumping in line ahead of previous owner Kake Tribal Corp. The city began foreclosure proceedings last May, said Mayor Patricia Phillips, following years of inaction at the plant and failure to pay property taxes. The plant was owned then by fishing...
Pelican struggles with power issues

...We've got water restored to the community, but it is not enough to run our hydroelectric turbines," said Mayor Patricia Phillips. The old wooden flume that carried city water also carried the water that produced electricity for Pelican, but...
Pelican seafood plant set to reopen

...bars will once again welcome Southeast commercial fishermen. "All in all, it's a good thing," Pelican Mayor Patricia Phillips said ebulliently on Tuesday. Kake Tribal Corp. owns the seafood plant and signed papers a couple of weeks ago leasing...
When it rains, it pours: Pelican problems grow

...plant were compounded last week when 10 inches of rain fell, overflowing the flume and weakening the trestle, said Patricia Phillips, Pelican's mayor. Collapse of the flume left the 113-population city without water, and forced a switch to...
Halibut catch limit in limbo

...catch limits would have "disastrous" effects on the economics of rural fishing communities in Southeast, said Patricia Phillips, based out of Pelican. Phillips has fished halibut for 25 years with her husband James. Phillips said the commission...
Pelican fears loss of fish plant

...closed for two years. Bahrt has failed to make payments on the plant, which is no longer operating. Pelican Mayor Patricia Phillips said losing Pelican Seafoods permanently would be a crippling blow to the community. "It's a really big deal...
Pelican avoids hefty increase in utility rates

...revenue to consistently run and pay its employees, under the new rate. "I feel good about it," said Pelican Mayor Patricia Phillips. Kake Tribal Corp. officials did not return phone calls by press time. Previously, Kake Tribal attempted to justify...


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