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Aw sleepy Mama

Sunshine, Rainbows, and Puppies!

Volunteer Tara shares her experience “as witness and grandmother-figure to a flurry of eight adorable mutt-pups as they came into this world.” Cute puppy pictures included!

Polar Bear Plunge Bonfire

Solstice Celebrations

Emily rejoices in the wealth of sunlight present for the Midnight Sun celebrations in Nome, maybe a little too much. Sunscreen anyone?

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.”

Life advice from poster in a California shopping center. I think it was advertising perfume.

California

 “Take I-80 East. Keep right,” the automated female voice instructs from the gps as my Dad jerks the wheel and the car careens onto the interstate.…

Exploring an abandoned mining camp at Dorothy Falls on Sunday night

Winter to Spring

“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.

Totally got this!

Stuck

It’s a rite of passage for rural Alaskans: getting your car stuck in the mud. Tara relates her experience – and finds that getting stuck can have its upsides.

Balloons released at Old St. Joe's square at Walk for Life

Color Me Nome

Spring in Nome is unpredictable, bringing occasional sun or long periods of fog and snow. Daynee battles this year’s drab days by being proactive: attending community events and creating colorful sushi out of marshmallow candy. Oh yes.

Tara graduation

Life Changes

“Nome can’t shake me yet,” Tara says. Even though she’ll be leaving KNOM after her service year, she’ll be staying in town – to “take a chance” on a unique, and throughly Alaskan, opportunity.

Back in the day...

Gettin’ Crafty

We at Chateau Vol Manor have been getting quite crafty these days. While I could say the increasing amounts of light cause us to rethink our…