$11 million of Red Dog Mine profits will be invested, with between $4 and 8 million to follow annually for the next nine years.
GCI anticipates the expansion to Red Dog Mine and Noatak to be completed in 2017.
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.
Another magnitude 5.7 quake in the Noatak earthquake swarm struck around 4:01 a.m. Monday. Residents reported about a minute of strong shaking.
A strong aftershock Thursday May 29 is the third powerful temblor in what is now a series of strong quakes and aftershocks in the last two months.
Communities in western Alaska are sharing more than $5.6 million in federal grants to relieve soaring energy costs.
Aftershocks are continuing to rattle the western edge of the Brooks Range near communities like Noatak, and now seismologists are conducting a “rapid response” to capture these tremors. It’s all in response to two earthquakes that came two weeks apart at magnitudes not recorded in the region in over 30 years.
Two weeks after the strongest earthquake in the region in 30 years, Noatak residents were rocked by a series of powerful quakes and aftershocks Saturday.
Seward Peninsula residents may have felt a jolt Thursday night after a magnitude 4.36 earthquake struck five miles east of Teller and Brevig Mission.
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…