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What’s the Future of Gold Mining in Western Alaska? Join the Conversation on the June 5 ‘Exchange.’


Gold mining: it has a long history in Western Alaska, but how has it changed over time? Have you or your family members worked in mining? How do you see mining influencing our local economy?

Tune into the June 5 “Exchange” on KNOM to talk about mining in our region. What has it looked like in the past, and where is it going?

We’ll hear from Nome’s John Handeland, who’ll share a personal as well as an historical perspective, and from Nome City Clerk Bryant Hammond to take a look at some numbers.

To share your experiences with mining in the region, or ask questions, call KNOM between 11 and 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 5th, or leave a comment below to get the conversation started.

Image at top: KNOM file photo: one of the many now-abandoned gold dredges that dot the landscape near Nome.

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