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After KNOM

applies to posts describing life after serving as a KNOM volunteer

Walkway to Salmon Lake

What Is Time?

Her volunteer year has “gone so many places I can’t recount them all,” Tara says. “Every day has been an adventure… suddenly, I’m on the other side: transformed, changed.”

The staging ground for a final clean up of the Project Chariot Site, 23 miles from Point Hope. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KNOM.

On The Plane Back to Kotzebue

Volunteer news reporter Zach finds himself in an airplane on a journey north, along with a few other news representatives from the state and the Department of Energy.

Things left to do: take more pictures, take more trips, eat more salmon.

Bucket List

Without understanding how, July is nearly over and Zach’s about a month away from leaving KNOM and Nome. With that in mind, he makes a list of things he’d still like to do.

Dandelions outside the KNOM studios, beginning their morning opening.

You Have a Flower in Your Hair

“You have a flower in your hair,” people tell Anna Rose. It’s always the same line stated the same way. It’s not a question or an exclamation or even a signal like telling someone they have a smudge on their face or spinach between their teeth. Just a disaffected statement of what they see.

Sun lowering (since it no longer sets) over East Beach.

Expiration Date

Volunteer Anna Rose looks to the future, excited, “because after KNOM, I can do anything, and the world is so big and life is so short and I have to choose among the magnificence.”

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