Living in Alaska without a cellphone is a paradigm shift, newly-arrived volunteer Caitlin says. “I started to experience things fuller. I went out with nothing in my hands to distract me.”
New volunteer Caitlin reflects on being 24 years old — and taking her first plane ride. Ever.
Reflecting on her years of service at KNOM as a volunteer, Dayneé writes a letter to… you!
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!'”
See it in photos: Dayneé was in Barrow this weekend for the Nalukataq celebration: a community-wide gathering sharing whale meat and celebrating a successful harvest.
Emily rejoices in the wealth of sunlight present for the Midnight Sun celebrations in Nome, maybe a little too much. Sunscreen anyone?
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?
“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.”
Lace up your boots, throw on your cowboy hat, and get ready for a wild ride on AK Country this upcoming Wednesday!
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.