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.
“I got off work,” Dayneé says, “and I thought to myself for the millionth time, ‘I should go on a bike ride today.’ And, for a change, I did.”
Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?
In Nome, the May fog settles in.
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.
“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.
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…
Emily attended the Kawerak Regional Conference last week and realized how much she has learned about Alaska Native history and culture over the past nine months.
Anna Rose breaks down break-up, dissecting a week of weather conditions in Nome: from snow to mud to dust.
Zach takes another stab (or slice) at incorporating local game and subsistence food into his blog. Warning: you may be ravenously hungry by the end of this post. Have a snack nearby.