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Update News: Monday, June 11, 2012

In Monday’s news: NovaGold signs Rock Creek purchase and sale agreement to BSNC; Oil spill near Kodiak near important subsistence salmon habitat; Gov. Parnell has until December to appoint native language council members (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Eagle River hiker mauled by grizzly; North Pole to host 2012 world mushing and skijoring championships.

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Southeast Winds Needed for 2012 Norton Sound Herring Fishery

Thanks to the still-lingering ice in the southern Norton Sound, this weekend will most likely be a long one for the fishermen and the buyer in the Norton Sound herring fishery. The processors in the fishery – Icicle Seafoods – will decide Monday whether or not they’ll stick around. The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation…

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Update News: Friday, June 8, 2012

In Friday’s news: Forty-year land dispute between BSNC & State of AK to be settled with President Obama’s signature (read the full story); Native Village of Teller one of four tribes to receive help in clean energy; National Guard wants to boost Western Alaska force (hear more in Friday’s Profile); Unalakleet writer Mattox Roesch and…

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Longstanding BSNC & State of AK Land Dispute Close to Settlement

Forty years after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was passed, the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of Alaska should finally put behind them a land dispute. On Tuesday, the full Congress passed The Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act – a settlement between the State of Alaska, the Bureau of Land Management…

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Elder Voices: Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. (encore)

Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Gambell and passed away June 16, 2011. In 2009, he shared memories and stories of growing up in Gambell before electric power and lights. He talks about helping his dad hunt seals and the community’s dependence on dog teams.

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Update News: Friday, May 25, 2012

In Friday’s news: Former GCI employee accused of misusing customer information; Two prosecutors in Stevens case suspended; Emmonak Women’s Shelter still struggling with funding; Murkowski’s “Frankenfish” amendment fails in senate; Finnish man dies on Mt. McKinley, second fatality; EPA takes public comment on draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay.

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Update News: Thursday, May 24, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Rep. Joule won’t seek re-election; South African gold company and leading diamond firm announce plans for their 20-mile long stretch of 26 leases offshore; Suicide prevention training required for school personnel; Late sea ice break-up has herring fishery managers biting their nails.

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Update News: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Oil and oily water spill at BP North Slope facility; Evergreen to begin flying mail to Diomede today, full service should resume soon; Redistricting plan approved; Increased ship traffic adds pressure for NOAA, surveying ocean bottom and mapping

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Update News: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

19-year-old Emmonak woman charged with felony assualt; vessels docking in Snake River Area pay 1/2 rate of vessels docking in harbor; fallen McKinley climber from Germany; students say culture and mentors protect against suicide; former KNOM news reporter’s book released.

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Update News: Monday, May 21, 2012

Offshore miners to stay half mile from river mouths and 300 feet from fishing nets; McKinley climber dies after fall; AVTEC prepares workforce for broadband internet in rural Alaska; minor flooding on Snake River over the weekend.

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