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.
- The Juneau Assembly declined to pass a broaden sales tax exemption for seniors. Opposition from businesses prodded elected officials to refer the initiative back to committee.
- Fines for pet owners whose for critters scooped up by animal control officers have gone up. The fees hadn't been adjusted for nearly 17 years.
- Local education officials are applying for state money to replace and repair leaky roofs at several Juneau schools. About $5 million is coming in over the next five years earmarked for school maintenance from sales tax money that voters approved in the Oct. 3 election.
- "They’re calling it GTA, grand theft Anchorage, right now," said Rep. Lora Reinbold, who says she wants to repeal Senate Bill 91. "It’s outrageous, what’s going on in the city that I love.”