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Boom brings opportunities for miners, dilemmas for mines

FAIRBANKS - Wayne Haskell, a 51-year-old underground miner from South Dakota, gave up a job in Montana to...earned an average of $72,144 last year. Lead underground miners at Pogo can make more than $90,000 a year, according...
Students learn ropes of mine safety

...use an overshot mucker, which flings crushed rock into an ore car. The students are enrolled in a course for new underground miners, offered through the University of Southeast Alaska. The 40-hour safety course is required by federal law for...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...months ago, concrete was poured into a 6-foot-tall form to make the block the jack leggers will penetrate. Underground, miners work on a 9-by-12-foot face, drilling holes 20 inches apart. In competition, they must drill two parallel...
Neighbors Digest

...The program includes entry level mine labor training, mine safety and health administration, and entry level underground miner (Nipper) class. Those who are interested in the training should contact the Department of Labor and Workforce...
Patterson, McNaughton marry

...graduate, she is a homemaker. The groom is the son of Ken and Darlene McNaughton. Also a JDHS graduate, he is an underground miner for Greens Creek Mine. The maid of honor was Kaitlyn Wyatt. Tanya McNaughton was the bridesmaid, and Madelyn Wyatt...
UAS to offer new mine training program

...program will be the entry-level mine labor training, mine safety and health administration, and entry-level underground miner classes. UAS mine program What: UAS Mine Training Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. When: 4 p.m. Tuesday...
Jensen and Turnbull to wed

...The groom is the son of James I. Jensen Jr. and Janie L. Long. A graduate of Yakutat High School, he is an underground miner for Greens Creek Mining. The maids of honor will be the bride's sisters, Tina, Tara and Tessa Turnbull. The...
Juneauite stars in new reality show: 'Naked and Afraid'

...Greens Creek before being offered the opportunity to star in the 21-day excursion."I was the only woman hard rock underground miner and my duties were heavy equipment operating. I learned how to drive heavy haul trucks, bulldozers, front end...
Emergency breathing air devices found to fail

...mines are required to phase out use of potentially defective safety equipment that provides breathable air to underground miners in emergency situations.The Department of Labor is recalling 70,000 SR-100 self-contained self-rescuers...
New miners complete training in Juneau

JUNEAU - Eleven trainees graduated Friday from the Entry Level Underground Miner training program in Juneau, a new program that is preparing Alaskans to compete in the mining industry. "Our goal is to continue...


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