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Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

...after the Seattle Intelligencer newspaper ran the headline "GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!" to report a discovery of the precious metal in Canada's Yukon Territory.More than 30,000 people, including women and children, flocked to Dyea to climb...
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...size of our government workforce acts as a stabilizer. Further, in reaction to a weakening dollar, the value of precious metals rise, increasing the economic value of our mining industry. During these periods, our job market becomes an attractive...
JPD trains secondhand dealers on new ordinance

...Campbell went over the ordinance with the shop owners, reminding them they will be required to report purchases of precious metals and gems, gold coins and bullion, tools, firearms and electronics valued over $50. The shops must also secure...
Secondhand shops get stricter rules

...ordinance is aimed at keeping better tabs on stolen valuables sold to secondhand stores. It requires shops to hold precious metals and gems, gold coins and bullion, tools, firearms and electronics valued over $50 for 30 days before they can...
First-time rules for secondhand stores

...Sgt. Krag Campbell's testimony that he had dealt with several thefts involving gold ore.The ordinance targets precious metals, precious gems, gold coins and bullion, tools, firearms and electronics valued over $50. Sell said there's...
Art in action

...apprenticed under Tlingit carver Ray Peck in 1979 and counts wood carving as his real love, though he also works with precious metals, ivory and soapstone.The love the Chiltons have for their work is visible - and possibly magnified - as they carve...
Hecla CEO: Bright future for Greens Creek

...000 tons of lead.Current silver prices at about $20 per ounce are off more than 30 percent from 2011 when the precious metal went for nearly $30 per ounce, but are still much improved over a decade ago when silver went for less than $4...
Arctic states open council to China, India, SKorea

...across once-frozen seas. The global warming is making the Arctic's elusive supply of oil, gas, minerals and precious metals available - in some areas, for the first time ever - as ever-expanding counties like China and India hunt for additional...
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...resources to market, and I will fight every Obama initiative that interferes with this. Whether oil, gas, coal, precious metals, or rare earth minerals, maximizing Alaska's economic potential depends on responsibly developing our resources...
State | AK legislature
Industry reps talk mining at State Capitol

...5.7 tons produced around the world per year.Alaska is a less consequential producer of gold, Satre said. The precious metal lured thousands to Alaska during the gold rush days at the turn of the 20th century. But today, Alaska produces...


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