February 13 2019

A Trip to the City of the Lost – Returning to Rockton

Somewhere in the Boreal Forest, there is a small community called Rockton. It’s sometimes called the City of the Lost because it’s inhabited by people who, for one reason or another, really wanted to get away from it all. They may be in a witness protection program. They may be running away from some danger in their …

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The anarchy element

At the age of nine, Tomáš Kubínek gave his first performance before a group of experienced magicians. Four years later, he had an agent. He would soon make his circus debut with a duo of Brazilian clowns. 

Mad Trapper

It’s a mad, mad world

At the time, Mad(am) Trapper didn’t exist as a contest (in fact, it was the first year for Mad Trapper), but any women wanting to compete were welcome to compete against each other. It’s just that none of the women had placed that well before.

Main squeeze

It’s been years since the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) was held on Main Street and still, once a month, someone asks – why isn’t Rendezvous held on Main Street anymore? Is it moving back there from Shipyards Park? When? Why not?

Sourdough rendezvous

The usual suspects

Rendezvous made Marj Eschak move to the Yukon. It was 1977. She’d only come up for the weekend, but was so impressed, she decided to stay.

Family fortune tied to the Klondike Gold Rush

U.S. President Donald Trump’s grandfather started the family fortune during the great Klondike Gold Rush. He never reached the Klondike Gold Fields; he was hundreds of miles short.

Yukon See It Here: Murray Martin

Hoogan the raven, to the left, and Princess, his mate, on the right. Hoogan, has been with Lisa and Murray Martin for 11 years and feeds daily in their backyard, often right along side of Avalanche, their Siberian Husky dog. Ravens are said to mate for life. “What love birds!” [box] We invite you to …

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Alaska history

From now on, whenever Valentine’s Day pops up out of a snowbank in mid-February like a lost and lonely holiday heart/fart, my thoughts will be of Elizabeth Peratrovich and what she accomplished for all northerners.

Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Strength and style

Hairy legs, bushy beards, interesting and colourful tattoos—that’s just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. 

Vegetable pancakes with sesame seeds

Almost like a fritter, these pancakes can really be a mix of any gently sautéed vegetables brought together in a batter. They make a great light lunch or a side for grilled meat or fish.

Dog Culture – Murray Martin

Avalanche sitting on his seven-foot snow pile, watching his pals, including ravens and 100 smaller birds that feed daily in Lisa and Murray’s backyard during the winter. [box] Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs …

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