“We just evaluated it (Rock Creek Mine) and decided that in the near term, the best move for Bering Straits was to reclaim the land and get the mine back to a stable environment,” Dan Graham said of BSNC and its subsidiary, Alaska Gold Company, which reclaimed the Rock Creek Mine site.
In a December plea bargain, the younger of two boy reached a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a guilty plea to “one consolidated charge” of wanton waste.
In yet another clash between canine and ungulate, two dogs were injured last weekend by a muskox near a biking trail in Nome.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges for taking a muskox in mid-July after her citation was changed to a written warning.
Fish and Game biologists say the early opening is directly linked to the number of animals around Nome this summer.
One of two boys charged with chasing a herd of musk ox with four wheelers before killing several of the animals has reached a deal with state prosecutors.
A bull musk ox is dead after it was shot by an area biologist in Kotzebue following the goring of a sled-dog early last Friday morning.
With herds moving closer to town, Fish & Game is taking a more natural approach to dissuade musk oxen from loitering around Nome.
If you’ve been having problems with all the musk ox near town, lately—you’re not alone.
Already facing herd declines of 13 percent annually, wildlife biologists say people getting too close to musk oxen put young and vulnerable calves in danger.