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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: February 22nd, 2014

In Friday’s news: Iron Dog leaders taking their final 10-hour layover on Yukon River checkpoints; An Oregon mining entrepreneur says he has a plan to develop a deep-draft port at Port Clarence; USGS says melting Beaufort sea ice creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope; Nome Port Commission votes for a slight increase…

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Update News: December 27th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome’s cemetery expansion plan moves gradually forward after the recent discovery of 96 unmarked graves; A Russian Mission man died Christmas day after a snowmachine accident; AIDEA plans on holding community meetings ahead of permitting for the proposed Ambler Mining District road. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 25th, 2013

In Monday’s news: A small Canadian mining company is in the early stages of exploring a graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula; AK Transportation Department will pay $322,000 for violations to water safety; The U.S. Defense Department has released a 16-page Arctic Strategy Document; Emmonak and Noatak receive USDA rural development grants to to build…

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Update News: September 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Two people confirmed dead, one missing, after boat accident in Lower Yukon River; BLM will begin remediating old wells in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve; US Sen. Murkowski says she’s been deluged with calls from constituents opposed to the ACA; Congress passes bill that could shift AK mining industry’s approach REE’s, but environmental…

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Update News: Friday, June 28, 2013

In Friday’s news: Musher asks to put down sled dog that attacked a child in May; Alaska Redistricting Board to unveil 12 redistricting draft plans at public hearing in Anchorage today; Alaska Democratic Party announces interactive draft district maps have been posted on their website; White House is establishing Council on Native American Affairs; Eight…

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Update News: Monday, June 10, 2013

In Monday’s News: Nome miners and officials talk off-shore dredging safety and regulations at Old St. Joe’s; Port of Nome expects busiest summer on record; Nome Police Dept publicizes ATV safety; Political candidates already announcing runs for 2014 election.

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Update News: Monday, May 6, 2013

In Monday’s news: Impact of marine mining in Norton Sound again in the spotlight; Senator Lisa Murkowski held second listening session on subsistence last Thursday; Former aide to Senator Lisa Murkowski now working as lobbyist; NASA engineers and scientists developing app to assist in Alaskan flight safety.  

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Update News: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Variance request approved for Nome Covenant Church; Parnell intends to change oil tax structure to boost production; Geologists, miners and legislators talk natural resource development at Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit in Fairbanks; Anchorage experiences aftershocks from Monday’s 5.8 magnitude quake; Inupiat poet Joan Kane wins $20,000 fellowship from a national…

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