Mine company managers came bearing gifts 15 years ago for residents of this Native village at the far end of Alaska’s biggest lake, off the state’s road system.Alighting from a plane on Pedro Bay’s gravel airstrip, the representatives of Canada’s Northern Dynasty Minerals brought platters of catered food to the community of 40 people, who traditionally subsist on salmon and moose. In a meeting, the mining men described a project the villagers could hardly imagine.They wanted to put a giant open-pit copper and gold mine north of Iliamna Lake in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, home of the world’s biggest wild sockeye salmon run. For transport and power at the remote site 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Pebble Mine would require more than 100 miles of roads coupled with a natural-gas pipeline crossing Cook Inlet.The most direct route to bring supplies and fuel in, and ore out, appeared to pass right through Pedro Bay land in a development only possible if … [Read more...] about ‘This is our land’: How a tiny Alaskan village stymied Pebble Mine
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Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb NES Financial to Administer New Mexico–Based Opportunity Zone Fund 1 / 1 Back to Gallery InvestNewMexico.us 2020 Opportunity Zone Fund will provide affordable housing and advance industry in economically distressed areas across New Mexico. SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) November 14, 2019 Specialty financial administrator NES Financial announced today that it has contracted to provide its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration services to InvestNewMexico.us (INM), an Albuquerque/Santa Fe–based partnership focused on affordable and sustainable housing, agriculture, film, technology transfer and emerging media industries. “New Mexico is a very poor state, … [Read more...] about NES Financial to Administer New Mexico–Based Opportunity Zone Fund
GLASTONBURY, CT — A mountain of a home is on the market in Glastonbury. Address: 151 Minnechaug Dr, Glastonbury, Connecticut Price: $328,000 Square Feet: 2074 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Full and 1 Half Baths Built: 1964 Features: Set on Minnechaug Mountain this 8 rm colonial in a neighborhood is surrounded by nature. Owners have been renovating and updating since they purchased. New kitchen with tile backsplash, butcher block counters, new tile floor, sink, faucets and lighting, updated first floor laundry with new floor, fresh paint and new utility sink, updated first floor 1/2 bath, hardwood floors through out just refinished, interior all freshly painted. New roof 2018, new front door, new water tank and oil line. Kitchen includes breakfast nook with fireplace open to family room, living room with fireplace open to office with built-ins. Three bedrooms and a full bath are on the second level. The master bath has two walk-in closets one of which could be ideally turned into a … [Read more...] about Minnechaug Mountain Classic Hits The Market In Glastonbury
President Obama greets Army Ranger Cory Remsburg at Bethesda Naval Hospital in February 2010. Photo: Pete Souza This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. He was, for a time, the most well-known veteran in America. On the evening of January 28, 2014, Cory Remsburg, an elite Army Ranger grievously wounded in Afghanistan, sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama in the balcony of the House chamber as President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address. As one of the president’s speechwriters, I watched from the floor below, crowded among congressional and White House staff. Nearing the end of his speech, Obama described how, on Cory’s tenth deployment, a bomb blast had thrown him into a canal, where his fellow soldiers found him facedown, underwater, unconscious, with a punctured skull. Across the country, television screens cut to Cory, with a lean build, close-cropped brown … [Read more...] about The Endless Recovery From the Endless War
Clockwise from top left: Joseph Rios, Yosero Kim, Chris Biener, Danielle Cote, Javier Rios. Wednesday morning, U.S. Army Secretary Peter Geren (we hadn’t heard of him either) presided over a special ceremony at the Times Square Recruiting Station to mark the Army’s announcement that, even amid two wars, it has surpassed its recruitment goals for the past three years now (even if it’s had to admit more high-school dropouts and criminal and medical waivers to get there). Tim Murphy talked to a handful of new recruits headed for boot camp: four local boys and one Goth girl from Alabama in New York for the first time, all ages 17 to 23. Chris Biener, 21, Bohemia, Long Island: New York: So you leave for Army Reserves boot camp next Monday. What’ll you do until then?CB: Hang out with some friends.New York: What have you been doing up to now?CB: I went to Stonybrook University and played football there for the first semester, then I went to Suffolk … [Read more...] about Five-Person Poll: What’s on the Minds of New Army Recruits?