Issue: 2012-11-15

Mining for missions

When it came time to retire, Yukoners Keith and Betty Dye decided it was time to start the hands-on work of placer mining. For six months of the year the Dyes search for gold at their Amigo Mining operation located near Dublin Gulch, north of Mayo. For the wintry six months of the year, they …

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Dog Sledders Hope To Get Students Mushy About The Sport

“It is so important for kids to be outside and to connect with nature,” says Karin Grenier. “And one way to do that is for them to interact with dogs and dog sledding.” Grenier and her partner Normand Casavant run Casaventures, a dog sledding operation with 39 dogs (and two cats) on the Annie Lake …

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Hunting for High School in Old Crow

Most teachers prepare for class with chalkboards, hour-by-hour lesson plans, and neatly aligned desks. Stan Njootli, Sr.’s preparation involves jerry cans, tarps and well-maintained boat motors. Njootli and his colleague Frances Ross are teachers at the new Chief Zzeh Gittlit High School in Old Crow. For many decades, students from Old Crow would fly to …

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A Trip into Canadian Contemporary Art Scene

Canadian contemporary artists found a wider audience in Massachusetts last spring. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) presents more than 60 Canadian artists, including three artists from the Yukon, until April 2013. Oh, Canada, billed as “the largest survey of contemporary Canadian Art ever produced outside Canada,” offers the viewer an adventure. If …

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Club Welcomes Beginner Dogs and People to Races

Whether you have a poodle, a retired sled dog, or a dog in race form, the Dog Powered Sports Association (DPSA) of the Yukon has an event for you. The association runs events year-round and provides dogs -— and their owners — lots of opportunities for exercise, skill-improvement and socializing. In the summer, the Hot …

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