Along with being Alaska Business’ Associate Editor, Tasha is a creative person who uses her talents at work to conceive, write, and edit unique and insightful content. At home, in addition to reading, sewing, video games, and whatever one does with yarn, she is obsessed with her variety of indoor plants which live or die dependent entirely upon their tolerance for over-watering and occasional neglect. Though Tasha was born in California, she’s an Alaskan at heart and has lived here most her of her life, with a brief exception when she left to pursue her education at the University of Wyoming, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in professional writing and Latin. The Latin she uses occasionally to amuse family and friends, but the English skills she picked up while learning Latin serve her daily in her efforts to make sure every comma on every page of Alaska Business is exactly what it should be.
In This Issue
Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.