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Posts by Dayneé Rosales

How to Fight a Dementor Attack

It’s not just me, long standing Nomites agree as well: it is too cold, snowy, and miserable in Nome for this to be spring, even by Alaskan standards. Well, duh. That’s because this is not a matter of temperamental Alaskan weather or global warming. This is obviously a full blown Dementor attack. Think about it.…

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Dancing With Myself

Lucus was away this week and I hosted the morning show alone. In his absence, I learned three very important things about myself. Waking up at 5 am is the same for me as waking up at 7 am, which is the same as waking up at 10am, which is the same as noon. I…

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My Akutaq, Your Akutaq

This week I attended Kawerak’s 40th Year Anniversary Regional Conference. The three-day event brought together native speakers, workshops, and performances from all over the region, including celebrated poet Joan Kane, 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker, and doctor/singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah. I kept busy attending workshops, listening to open forums, and viewing exhibits, such as the one…

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Breakfast Wednesday

Spinach frittatas. Whole-wheat waffles. Greek yogurt. Smoothies. Oatmeal buffet. Tundra-picked berries. Coffee. Tea. Oh, yeah. It must be Wednesday at KNOM. When you are behind the microphone, it’s easy to forget how it is that you are serving others. You don’t see the people you reach and they don’t see you. This dynamic often makes…

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The Few, The Proud, The Spotters

Future KNOM Volunteer, What did you do this week? Do you perhaps wish you were doing something else, something most people don’t ever get to do? Like gather updates to report on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the famous 1,000 mile run across Alaska that finishes in Nome? Or perhaps you’d rather be waiting on…

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Singin’ bout Iditarod

Over the last month, all KNOM volunteers have been reporting on various snowmachine and sled dog races happening across our region. We are currently reporting on Iron Dog: the longest, toughest, snowmachine race in the world. However, the big Kahuna doesn’t start until next Saturday:  The IDITAROD Sled Dog Race. Because we receive such a…

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A Place of Healing

Lucus and I recently had the opportunity to travel to the village of Elim.   Located on the northwest shore of Norton Bay on the Seward Peninsula, Elim is an Inupiat Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle. They were the raffle winners of KNOM Morning Show’s first ever Winter Toy Advisory, a contest with…

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Wear Snow Pants: A Cheechako’s Guide to Alaskan Livin’

Cheechako: noun. (From the Chinook jargon) a person newly arrived to the mining districts of Alaska or Northwest Canada; roughly translates to “newcomer” or “tenderfoot”.  Despite being a cheechako, I have learned a few things about life in the last frontier these past few months. I would like to share some of these with you.…

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Music Review 2012

Music can be a powerful thing. We associate where we are, what we are doing, who we are with, how happy we are, all in relation to the music pumping out of our speakers… We invited a few friends over to the Volunteer House for New Year’s and had the dance party to rival all…

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Winter is Coming, Did You Bring Your Coat?

“I hate summer. My winter clothes and animal hats want to be liberated NOW.” This is what I told a friend as I suffered from heat stroke last summer.  I daydreamed of snow and wind and of a frozen land up north, and guess what? I got it. This is my first winter in Nome.…

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