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PROPOSED MINE SITE—  IPOP proposes to dig for gold with a cutterhead dredge in the Bonanza Channel on claims east and west of the Bonanza Bridge.
On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager for the proposed IPOP gold mine project announced that the public comment period on the project has been extended to September 15. Project...
LITTLE DIOMEDE— A Little Diomede man fishes through the ice in this February 2019 photo. The community of Little Diomede is shown in the background, built on the steep slopes of the island located in the middle of the Bering Strait.
The village of Little Diomede, located less than three miles from the dateline and the border to Russia on a tiny island in the Bering Strait, ranks as one of the most remote settlements in the...
An arrest for disorderly conduct at bar closing in the early morning hours of Sunday resulted in a review by the City if police conducted themselves properly as pepper spray and two taser shots were...
The Nome Common Council in its regular session on Monday night passed resolutions for the hire of a Nome Police Department investigator and to hire an addtional communications officer. City Manager...
There have been eight new regional COVID-19 cases in the last week, including three in Nome and four in villages. There is also a regional resident who tested positive elsewhere in the state,...
Alaska held its primary elections on Tuesday, August 18. But this year’s elections were not as straightforward as walking into a poll booth and selecting one’s chosen candidates. As with every facet...
TRASH— On beaches across St. Lawrence Island, like this stretch near Gambell, plastic debris has been washing up in alarming amounts.
The surge of plastic trash that has been washing up on beaches across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region has attracted the attention of national maritime agencies. The so-called “marine debris...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had implications far beyond public health. One of the most prevalent impacts, on national, state and local levels, has been to businesses. According to a COVID-19 Economic...
The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw five new cases of COVID-19 this week – one in each of the communities of Nome, White Mountain, Savoonga, Gambell and Diomede – bringing the total number of...
This week saw another surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, the majority of which have been tied to people traveling from Anchorage. Despite the rising rates of infection across the state, travel...

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