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Winter to Spring

Exploring an abandoned mining camp at Dorothy Falls on Sunday night

“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.

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Becoming a Nomeite

I arrived in Nome four weeks ago, and have been getting settled into my role as Music Director at KNOM. This first post is a little bit more serious than I had planned, but it stems from a very basic part of my experience here so far: from Anchorage to Nome to Woolley Lagoon, people…

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Mom and Me

Earlier this month my mom visited me in Nome! We were lucky to see many amazing parts of Nome and surrounding country in the few days she was here. And she got to see many sides of Nome: From the last of the sea ice… To Salmon Lake, 34 miles north of Nome… To Velvet…

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Outsiders in Nome.

It was a strange feeling being in the shoes of the person who acts as a tour guide of Nome.  After all, it wasn’t that long ago that former volunteer, Matt, was walking me down the streets of Nome showing me the Subway, post office, and Nome’s unofficial mascot, Velvet Eyes the pet reindeer.   …

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Let’s Go Exploring

So this is it. The final blog post. After two years of working as Public Affairs Director for KNOM, I head out the door with a lot of great memories, wonderful friends, and a mountain of experience that I plan to use as I pursue a career as a reporter. It’s been great meeting the…

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A Recent Hike and an Old Adventure

This isn’t New York City, there aren’t landmarks all over the place for tourists to see, but there are a few. Around Memorial Day last year my former roommate Leah, dear friend Bre and I took a drive down Council Road and stopped for a quick photo op at “The Last Train to Nowhere.” Sometimes…

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