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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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Breakup Creating Havoc for Ice Dredgers

The early break-up of sea ice has left winter gold-dredging operations scrambling to haul equipment back to shore. And not everyone has fared well so far. “It was pretty crazy, saidJesse Strickling, part of the Lazy Gator mining operation that got cut off from shore when the chunk of ice they were staged on detached…

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Update News: November 26th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: At it’s regular meeting, the Nome City Council discussed fluoride, development, and safety; Southwest Alaska is using a new mapping technology to find potential gold deposits; Alaska’s largest basketball tournament is set to kick off in Anchorage. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: September 13th, 2013

In Friday’s News: A pump at Emmonak’s Water and Sewer Plant burnt out after being overworked by a series of leaks; Wilma Osborn violates parole conditions and is re-arrested by AST; Dan Sullivan has resigned from the DNR, is speculated to be making a bid for U.S. Senate; Sen. Begich to visit Nome this weekend,…

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