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Two special volunteers

We are blessed with volunteer help from two long-time supporters of KNOM. Tom and Marian Braun from Colorado are spending two weeks at KNOM. Now retired, they travel the country donating their time to worthwhile charities. They drive their motor home throughout the United States, sometimes building homes for Habitat For Humanity, and they even lent a…

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Bolaskan Cuisine

KNOM volunteers sometimes receive care packages from friends and family in the lower 48. When these  packages come, boy, it’s like a party at the post office. I’m not kidding. Mail pick-up is one of the most exciting things to happen to us, right next to summer temperatures and village travel opportunities. For me, the…

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Music Review 2012

Music can be a powerful thing. We associate where we are, what we are doing, who we are with, how happy we are, all in relation to the music pumping out of our speakers… We invited a few friends over to the Volunteer House for New Year’s and had the dance party to rival all…

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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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Anything Could Happen

At the end of the workday when you’ve had your share of listening to music and talking, nothing feels better than coming home to your radio companions and friends for a nice get-together of…listening to music and talking. I feel so blessed to have been placed among the four awesome individuals I share the Volunteer…

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I Am All Here and Stuff and It’s Pretty Great.

I have arrived in Nome and there is much rejoicing. Not because of my arrival (nobody knowns me), but because a plane has finally landed here for the first time in a week. A lot of people have been delayed in Anchorage and Kotzebue due to weather conditions and runway closures but now here we…

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Transition

It’s a time of transition at KNOM. Volunteers are packing up and leaving, their rooms a blank canvas of bed, desk, and dresser, awaiting a new occupant to make it his or her own. Schedules at work are shifting as people segue into new positions while awaiting new faces. Even the weather is changing, from…

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