ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The showdown over the proposed pebble mine in Western Alaska is heating up. Tomorrow voters will decide on an initiative aimed at blocking the mine, but the results will not be tallied for a couple weeks.
The Save our Salmon initiative would prohibit projects that would disrupt salmon spawning grounds.
The election in the Lake and Peninsula Borough is by mail-in-ballot. Ballots need to be postmarked by October 4th, and are due in King Salmon on October 14th.
The unofficial results will be released on October 17th, according to Lake and Peninsula Borough Clerk Kate Conley.
The results should be certified on October 18th.