Spring is back in Alaska, and Tyler’s ready. “I can’t overstate how excited I am for the sun to come back,” he says. “When I close my eyes, I can taste the blueberries, cloudberries, and salmon that will soon start to appear on our table.”
New light is beaming down on our mission these days: both indoors and out. Not only are Western Alaska’s daylight hours increasing rapidly, but we’re also continuing our initiative to replace our studios’ fluorescent lights with brighter and more energy-efficient LEDs.
A photo essay from Emily’s “pretty incredible” first few months in Nome.
Daily life in Alaska is predictably unpredictable, and this summer’s weather in Western Alaska was no exception.
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.
It’s a discussion on summer subsistence – with commentary from Shishmaref’s Johnson Eningowuk and Nome’s Beth Herzner, plus listener calls and emails. Listen to the full show.
Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.
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.
Even for seasoned Alaskans, it still has the potential to dazzle: as you read these words, Nome is experiencing the peak of our summer’s midnight sun.
Emily rejoices in the wealth of sunlight present for the Midnight Sun celebrations in Nome, maybe a little too much. Sunscreen anyone?