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Volunteers in the News Department

Where (Do?) we settle?

In the process of writing this blog, I realized I don't actually have a picture of my entire family together, but we'll work on that. For now, a smattering of the people I love.

With the holidays approaching, volunteer Jenn says, “I’m thinking of all the tables around which will sit all the people I love: here, near, north, south, internationally, in memory.

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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?”

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Many the Miles

Just drivin' around town. No lanes? No problem. Our trusty truck can handle anything.

183, to be exact. At least, those are all the miles volunteer Jenn has driven since arriving in Nome—this town with three roads out and no roads in.

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Say ‘Yes’

After an eventful day of service at Nome’s Food Bank, Jenn understands why volunteers are advised to respond in the affirmative when opportunities arise.

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A Place at the Table

Francesca and Jenn at the Last Train to Nowhere

With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.

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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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