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Story49: Spenser McCleskey

This month, Story49 honors Nome’s gold rush history at the start of the dredging season. 22-year-old Spenser McCleskey is part of the contemporary gold rush, and has lived in Nome for the past four years as a year-round resident. In this episode, Spenser shares his personal passion for mining, how he has seen the mining…

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Profile: Gold Miner Chick Trainor

The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking time to get to know our neighbors in Nome who are working in the gold mining industry. This week we spoke with Chick Trainor. Hear…

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Update News: Friday, August 2, 2013

In Friday’s news: City of Galena receives $900,000 federal grant for flooding recovery; Senator Lisa Murkowski wants explanation for Army artillery use that potentially started wildfire; Representative Don Young votes to reduce borrowing costs for college students; State advisory panel holding summit on Alaska’s relationship with the federal government; Republican Bill Walker planning to run…

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Update News: Friday, July 26, 2013

In Friday’s news: Native Village of Gambell declares economic disaster due to low walrus harvest;  Challenge filed to Alaska Redistricting Board’s latest redrawing of political boundaries; Coastal Villages Region Fund asking for more fish for their fishermen; As Nome is in the midst of its second gold rush, meet gold miner Ian Foster.  

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