New officers have been named for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, the parent company of the subsidiary that runs the Kensington Mine about 45 miles northwest of Juneau.
Frank Hanagarne, Jr. will become the new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President next month. He recently was Chief Operating Officer of Swiss miner Valcambi and director of corporate development for Newmont Mining.
K. Leon Hardy, who started work at Coeur d’Alene Mines eight years ago and was most-recently Senior Vice-President of Operations, will become Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President.
It was just last July that former Chief Financial Officer and VP Mitchell Krebs was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer as long-time CEO Dennis Wheeler retired. It was expected back then that Krebs would continue with his duties as CFO.
- Kenneth Manzanares, 39, is charged by a federal grand jury with one count of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, also 39, aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Southeast Alaska.
- The federal government is moving forward with its review of Hilcorp's proposal to drill offshore for oil in the Arctic.
- A series of promising oil discoveries and a recent move by the Trump administration mean the vast, remote National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is about to get a lot more controversial.
- Details are emerging slowly on the fire at the Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller. The 100-year-old plant caught fire late Tuesday night, and the blaze continued to burn Wednesday. The full scope of the damage is still unclear, but witnesses say it is extensive.