For an undisclosed amount of money, Gold Leaf Placer directly bought Placer Marine Mining and acquired 56% of Nome’s offshore mining leases. Even though this means fewer leases are available for other miners in Nome, General Manager Andrew Lee says smaller mining operations can’t mine in these leases’ depths, anyway.
GCI anticipates the expansion to Red Dog Mine and Noatak to be completed in 2017.
Troopers state the incident was started when a camp fire was left without being fully extinguished. Damages are estimated at $15,000.
While the visit was described as a “courtesy call,” Nome Mayor Richard Beneville said they did discuss the opening of the Arctic Ocean to international shipping.
Florian Gomet is traversing the North American continent, from easternmost Canada to westernmost Alaska, and his final goal — the community of Wales — is close in his sights.
70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
Shishmaref climate change awareness advocate Esau Sinnok was recognized Friday as a “Champion of Change” during a ceremony at the White House.
GCI recently announced plans to bring high-speed internet to ten more communities in the region this year. Stebbins is on that list, and while many are excited for faster service, some fear their subsistence lifestyle could suffer.
Clean Water Action Grants are awarded to projects that serve waters needing to be restored and waters that are at-risk. But Nome isn’t at-risk or in need of renovation, yet.
Mayor Beneville spoke on behalf of Nome during Friday’s dedication to Franklin D. Okleasik at the Bonanza Fuel Tank Farm. Beneville stated, “The City of Nome expresses the gratitude of its residents to the family of Franklin D. Okleasik for his years of dedicated contributions to the community of Nome.”