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MSHA updates Kensington accident report

The Kensington mine accident that killed Juneau resident Joe Tagaban last week is the eighth U.S. mining fatality in 2011, according to the Mining Safety and Health Administration. It was also the first explosives fatality for the year. An updated report from MSHA indicates Tagaban was waiting on a ramp for the blast to be…

JDHS building project

A Lemon Creek-area house designed and built by Juneau-Douglas High School students is ready for a family. An open house was held Friday to show off the 1,000 square foot, two-story, energy efficient home. It was also a thank you to the partners and local businesses that supported the project. Juneau Housing Trust reimburses the…

Kensington mine back in full operation

The Kensington Gold Mine is back in full operation, following a week closure in an area where a miner was killed last week. Mine owner Coeur Alaska says all underground activities are at full capacity. But according to the Mining Safety and Health Administration, no blasting can be conducted in production stopes until the agency…

Comments due on halibut Catch Sharing Plan

There’s less than a week for Alaskans to weigh in on the new Catch Sharing Plan for halibut. The deadline is next Wednesday, September 21st. A final rule could be issued this fall on the proposal that allocates halibut between commercial longliners and charter operators. The Secretary of Commerce could approve it by December. That…

Tee Harbor man sentenced for feeding bears

A Tee Harbor man who was accused of feeding as much as 19,000 pounds of dog food to black bears over two seasons will avoid jail time, but he’ll have to pay a hefty fine and somehow help state biologists with their bear tracking or attractant mitigation efforts. Arnie Hanger, 66-years old, appeared before Juneau…

Juneau man sentenced for brutal assault of toddler

A Juneau man who beat a 2-year old girl so severely that she suffered brain damage will spend the next fifteen years in prison. 24-year old Nicholas W. Kokotovich was sentenced in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday afternoon on an assault charge. The sentence includes a total of 20-years with 5-years suspended. That’s the maximum allowed…

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