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Recap of ‘Exchange’: Spring Subsistence with Gay Sheffield and Brandon Ahmasuk

Shishmaref Break Up

For the first “Exchange” of May, KNOM’s Davis Hovey spoke with Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield and Kawerak’s Brandon Ahmasuk about how the spring subsistence season is playing out thus far. They discussed what factors are helping or hindering hunters in the Bering Straits Region and reiterated the need to be vigilant this season with potential dead sea birds and marine mammals washing up in communities.

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“Exchange” on May 1: Let’s Talk Spring Subsistence


How are you doing in your subsistence hunting thus far? What kind of success has your community had whaling this spring with limited sea ice? What concerns do you have about marine mammals and sea birds right now? Tune into “Exchange” on KNOM on Tuesday, May 1 for a spring season subsistence discussion.

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E. Coli Outbreak Comes to Alaska: First Confirmed Cases Are Nome Inmates

Close-up view of green lettuce in pink bowl

State-wide, all eight confirmed cases of E. coli infection are inmates currently residing in Nome’s Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (AMCC). As of Wednesday, no additional E. coli cases have been reported by AMCC or elsewhere in Alaska. The Center for Disease Control recommends Alaskans avoid eating any romaine lettuce unless you can verify it is not from Yuma, Arizona.

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‘Rivers of Gold’ Proposes Offshore Gold Mining Project for Solomon Area; Permit Process in Early Stages

Solomon River, Nome

Rivers of Gold has submitted its permit application to the Department of Natural Resources, seeking to mine specifically in the Solomon area. Both the Northern Norton Sound Fish & Game Advisory Committee and Kawerak have sent letters to DNR opposing this mining project. Given the nature of the proposed mining project, Rivers of Gold will also be required to file a permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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