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5 things to watch in Alaska's general election

...along with ballot measures on a minimum wage increase and requiring legislative approval for a large-scale metallic sulfide mining operation in the Bristol Bay region, were supposed to have been on the primary ballot. But the state Legislature went into...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/5-things-watch-alaskas-general-election
State
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...Anchorage as the postmaster in Kiana, Alaska; another was manager of a hotel in Valdez. One agent candidate worked for a tin-mining company at Lost River on the Seward Peninsula, one of the higher-priority areas for placing "Washtub" stay-behind agents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...roadless areas for about five years, Waldo said, and the decision will not affect upcoming timber sales.It also will not affect mining, hydropower development or construction of power lines."It allows access for those things," he said. "It's a flexible...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
State
SEACC hosting educational hike on new Canadian mining efforts near Herbert Glacier

...Glacier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 23. The walk will highlight two Canadian mining companies' current exploration of a gold mining claim in that area."Since the Herbert Glacier and Windfall Lake trails are among the most highly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/seacc-hosting-educational-hike-new-c
Outdoors
River data gathered as safeguard against mining

...as a safeguard against possible uranium mining.The Center for Water Advocacy is working...checkpoint to protest the idea of uranium mining.Hal Shepherd, director of the water-advocacy...water rights, then the state or the other mining companies can just use our water and probably...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/river-data-gathered-safeguard-against-m
State
Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

...mile, up to the scenic waterfall overlook.Trail Mix Inc. crews have also maintained the path's historic character as a mining trail. In addition to the gravel pathway, as part of the U.S. Forest Service's agreement with the State Historic Preservation...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/peterson-lake-trail-sees-continued-i
Outdoors
Search for missing hiker goes underground

...with experience exploring Juneau's old mining shafts, Brian Weed, is leading a small...hope. "But there's at least two (mining shafts) you could have fallen in if you...and recommended they check the area's mining shafts, but he doesn't think they ever...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/search-missing-hiker-goes-under-ground
Local
No sign of missing hiker in area mines

...resident Brian Weed led a small team of explorers inside the mining shafts and tunnels on the backside of Mount Roberts on Sunday...the time.Troopers say there was no evidence Buis fell down a mining shaft and they did not look for her there."We do not send...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/no-sign-missing-hiker-area-mines
Local
Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

...government officials, including concerns about the mine's environmental impact in light of the collapse of a dam holding toxic mining waste in British Columbia this past month. The breach at the Mt. Polley Mine spilled millions of gallons of waste into pristine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/canadian-company-eyes-new-mine-alaska
State
Hecla continues support for UAS Pathways to Mining

...University of Alaska Southeast Pathways to Mining program. The big check was issued at...2011 enabled UAS to begin the Pathways to Mining program. Pathways has proven to be an...opportunities offered by both Hecla and the mining industry. A Hecla spokesperson reported...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/hecla-continues-support-uas-pathway
Neighbors

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