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.
Zach pays a visit to the Unalakleet School Prom, at 25. Looking back on his own prom experiences, he decides there isn’t much of a difference between prom in the Lower 48 and that in Western Alaska.
Emily came to Nome to tell stories. As the host of “Story 49,” she does just that. On a recent trip, though, she found that a KNOM volunteer’s service sometimes goes beyond connecting through the radio to making more personal connections in this vast but tiny part of the state.
Anna Rose travels to Gambell and shares a meal.
Zach traveled to Gambell to report on the Native Youth Olympics tournament.
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.
There’s been a mass exodus out of Nome with travel opportunities in the programming department recently. Emily and Tara went to Elim two weeks ago while…
When you live in the sub-Arctic, you’re surrounded by a landscape mostly devoid of trees. As Tara says, “you get a little giddy when you see trees again.”
Anna Rose shares her thoughts on prospective volunteers. Who are they? What’s their story?