From The Editor’s Desk My editorial this month is a round-up of several things. First, you probably have noticed some changes this with this issue. The most obvious change is the new color cover. You will also notice that the images are now a bit sharper. We have also kept the articles together as
When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out of the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body armor and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local placer miners didn’t quite know what to think.
April 12, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation establishing May 10 as Alaska Mining Day.
Jimmy Rose looks at life a lot different after being away at war, so he’s chasing his dreams. See him sing his original song “Coal Keeps the Lights On” about the Kentucky coalmines that has his mom in tears and the Judges sending him to Las Vegas!
Two fires broke out within the space of about 30 minutes Saturday afternoon along the Steese Highway. One torched the landmark Gold Dredge No. 3, across the highway from the Chatanika Lodge, but was contained to the dredge.
Council of Alaska Producers video on the real benefits of Mining in Alaska. Learn more at www.alaskaproducers.org.
Hal Quinn is president and CEO of the National Mining Association, and Stuart Sanderson is president of the Colorado Mining Association.
The first batch of new, more accurate Alaska maps that will eventually cover the whole state is out and free to the public as part of a state and federal project to replace old topographic maps that date back 50 years or more.
In Anchorage this week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting to talk about what some see as “federal overreach.”