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Flying over the Kigluaik Mountains. Photo: Jenn Ruckel, KNOM.

Worlds Collide

After a trip to Kotzebue, volunteer Jenn says, “Returning to Nome is always my favorite part, as if each trip outward draws me closer inward.”

This little igloo building definitely sticks out in Wales, but we photographed it so much that it felt very loved and appreciated.

You Become

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time.”
Jenn muses on the great journey of “becoming” as spring springs in a slushy Nome.

Let's be honest, though. My belief that I am a character in a fairytale is made plausible by moments like this...it's too much unworldly beauty to not be fiction!

A Few Notes on Living

“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”

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.

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Getting Out of Town

Volunteer Jenn is back from her first reporting trip to Elim! It was a long but rejuvenating trip up the Tubuktulik River, with many photos to show for it.

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This is What it Means to Say Barrow, Alaska

Volunteer producer Dayneé changes hats, reporting on the Nalukataq celebration in Barrow, Alaska: “I am not a newsie at heart. I compensated for it by giving myself more prep time and a few pep talks in front of the mirror that went something like, ‘You’re assertive! You ask questions! You can walk up to strangers and ask coherent, intelligent questions!'”

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