North of 60 Mining News has appointed a new management team led by contractor Rose Ragsdale and Shane Lasley. The changes follow the departure of former Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hurst.
Veteran journalist Rose Ragsdale has been appointed contract editor-in-chief of Mining News after serving for three years as a freelance contributor to the newspaper. Ragsdale, a longtime Alaska reporter and editor, also serves as a regular freelance contributor and contract writer for Petroleum News, a sister publication.
Shane Lasley, former placer miner and freelance writer, has taken on the job of publisher and news editor for the monthly newspaper, which typically features mining news and commentary on industry activities north of the 60th parallel.
Lasley, a lifetime Alaskan, spent 14 years as a placer miner in Alaska’s historic Circle Mining District. Over the past year, he has worked as a research assistant and circulation director for Petroleum News.
Hurst, who has tackled new challenges in Alaska, will continue to contribute to Mining News as a freelance reporter and writer.