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Stebbins

Stebbins, Alaska — KNOM reporter Emily Russell traveled to Stebbins twice this year: the first time in February and the second time in July.

Stebbins

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

The landscape throughout Western Alaska varies widely from season to season. In Stebbins, sea ice extends out from the shoreline during the winter months, serving as a highway for snowmachiners and a staging area for ice fishers.

In the summertime, the tundra turns a bright green, speckled with salmonberries, blueberries, and other fruitful plants, and fish racks line the beach.

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Stebbins

Old photographs line the walls inside the city building. Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Stebbins Native Story

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Stebbins in winter

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Salmonberry in Stebbins

A salmonberry blooms on the tundra in Stebbins. Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

Bernard Abouchuk in Stebbins

Bernard Abouchuk sits on the beach in Stebbins waiting for a seal. Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

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Stebbins

Photo: Emily Russell/KNOM.

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  1. Snapshots of Stebbins, Alaska | KNOM Radio Mission on September 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    […] of news volunteer Emily Russell, who finished her service year in July, was to compile and post a series of photographs, online, of the rural community of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice during her 2015-16 term. It’s part of a new photography series on […]