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Environmental Concerns Are Cited in Opposition to Mining Projects Like ‘Rivers of Gold’

Solomon River, Nome

Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC), Kawerak Inc., and Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) released a joint statement opposing large placer mining in Safety Sound, the Bonanza Channel, and Golovnin Lagoon. ADEC is waiting on more information and data from the mining company, and until that is received, Rivers of Gold is not allowed to operate or discharge in U.S. waters.

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On Nome Council’s Agenda: Municipal Property Ordinances, Budgets

Nome City Council members review budget items. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

If passed, one ordinance would authorize the Nome City Council to lease a tract of land near the Nome airport to the Federal Aviation Administration for eight years, at a cost of $1,806.39 annually. The second ordinance that could pass tonight is set to vacate the right of way in a section of Block 96 that intersects with Tobuk Alley.

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Dearest Alaska: Harvest

BSNC employee Tasha Lee with a new earthworm friend.

Join us on this month’s episode as we aerate soil, pluck potatoes, snip broccoli, and pluck carrots with Pilgrim Produce, an agricultural pilot program from Unaatuq, LLC, at Pilgrim Hot Springs.

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