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Volunteer Work at KNOM

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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.”

Free Albums

Summer Cleaning

Daynee and the rest of the current volunteers go through years of cherished “hand-me-downs,” treasures passed down from generation to generation of KNOM volunteers. Well, treasures or trash?

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.…

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

A Picture and a Thousand Words

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?

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.

Wilbur Cross High School Prom, 2006. A bygone era. The author stands on the far right, wearing an acrylic tie and pocket square.

Too Old For Prom

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.