Month: August 2013

Fri Aug 30, 2013

Semi flips on Sawmill Creek Road, police investigating. Greens Creek Mine looking for more room for tailings. Samuelson launches bid for House seat held by Kreiss-Tomkins.

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Greens Creek Mine looks for more space

The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island might have to shut down in 2016, unless it can find more room to dispose of its spent ore. Mike Satre, the manager of government and community relations for the Hecla Mining Company, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week that Greens Creek was undertaking an extensive permitting process to increase the area where it can put the spent ore, known in the industry as “tailings.”

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Ballering’s fiction strives for authentic interactions

Sitka Fellow Zoe Ballering is writing a novel about a Wisconsin family whose history includes two acts of domestic terrorism, one in the 1930s and another in the 1970s. She’ll be reading from her work at an Open Studio, 5-7 PM Fri Aug 30 at the Yaw Art Center on the Sheldon Jackson Campus.

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