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Despite Nome's deep gold mining roots, a planned gold mine along Dry Creek near the heart of the Bering Sea city is attracting opposition.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has tentatively chosen Nome as the site of an Arctic deepwater port. The Seward Peninsula city could see a deep-draft expansion as early as 2020.
The U.S. Postal Service says dozens of post offices across Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operations beginning in January.
Flow-testing results from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power indicate that Pilgrim Hot Springs near Nome is a viable source of geothermal power at least on site.
Fire tore through an eight-unit apartment block Thursday night, injuring two and displacing more than 20 people while gutting the building with flames that refused to subside even after more than an hour of active firefighting.