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The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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Alaska State Trooper logo. Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Trooper logo. Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Troopers say one person has died after a cabin fire near Crooked Creek, yesterday.
The online dispatch says Troopers responded at about 10 a.m., after a small vessel notified them while they were on patrol. They went six miles up the George River to find a cabin burned down and the remains of a body. Read more →

Unlabeled alcohol bound for St Mary's was seized last week. Image courtesy AST.

 Image courtesy AST.

A man is under arrest after shooting at people in the middle Kuskokwim village of Crooked Creek, Wednesday.
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Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin Gold is shutting down its camp at the site of its gold deposit near Crooked Creek. Kurt Parkan is external affairs manager for Donlin Gold.

“Because a significant amount of fieldwork necessary to bring the project to permitting has already been completed, the need for a camp to be open during that permitting phase doesn’t exist, so we’re temporarily closing the camp during the final phase of the permitting process, and will make a decision to open it once we get through permitting and additional fieldwork justifies the need for the camp to be open again,” said Parkan.
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Kuskokwim River ice with surface water taken from the seawall. (Photo courtesy of Charles Enoch)

Kuskokwim River ice with surface water taken from the seawall. (Photo courtesy of Charles Enoch)

The Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center predicts the Kuskowkim will break up at Bethel between May 9th and May 15th. That range is right around the historical average of May 12th. But after a warm winter with little snow, the Forecast Center says this year’s breakup could happen in one of several ways.

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