Issue: 2014-05-15

May 15, 2014 Cover

Photo by Rick Massie

What's Up Yukon May 15, 2014 Issue

Cover photo taken at Carolyn Campbell and Rick Diment's Midnight Sun Alpaca Farm

Photo by Rick Massie

Gertrude Stein

Photo: stock image of Gertrude Stein

My husband and I like to visit the dump. More often than not we'll find something interesting in the free store. My favorite area is the bookshelf. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Didee and Didoo with Poem "Mary Tizya"

Cartoon by Old Crow Cartoonist Allan Benjamin


Old Crow


David Musselwhite

The Fireweed Community Market is returning for its 15th year. The market takes place at Shipyards Park on Thursdays starting May 15, and will be open for an extra day this season. Starting on June 28, there will be a Saturday market from 10:00 am to Read more

Farm - Garden

Yukon Girl: May 15, 2014

Photo by Christina Kaiser

In the Yukon there isn’t really a spring; rather, it’s an early summer. What I, as a Yukoner, refer to as “spring” is actually the time when the snow melts away — it can be as warm as summer, but the leaves and flowers haven’t come out, yet. Read more

Farm - Garden

Dall Sheep

Photo by Herbert Arnold

Some things are worth getting to know On my drive to work most mornings I laugh at the guys on the radio playing a game called, You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. They go back and forth seeing if the other guy knows the fact that is presented. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Frost To Frost: Spring Planting May15,2014

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It’s planting time and one of the last things we plant are potatoes. We put in all of our cold crops first because if there is a late frost the seeds of these plants and even the seedlings are able to deal with the cold stress better than a potato... Read more

Farm - Garden


Rick Massie

If your experience with board games only goes as far as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Battleship, then there’s a whole new world just waiting for you to discover. “We needed those original basic board games as a foundation,” explains Shawn Underhill, Read more


Living With Wildlife: Reni Lendvai

Photo by Reni Lendvai

We invite you to share your photos of Yukon Wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what's going on and what camera equipment you used to Read more

Living With Wildlife

Tree Swallow

Photo by Phil Hoffman

Songbirds, waterfowl, and others are passing through a naturescape near you. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Have the career aspirations of children changed with the times? Thanks to the time and generosity of Mrs. Cathi Dunham and her Grade 6/7 class at Selkirk Elementary School Read more

Robert Postma

Photo by Jason Westover

Robert Postma knocks on our door, comes in, and asks me if I have any butter. I say, “Careful with it, it’s like gold to me.” Postma replies, “Don’t worry, I‘ll replace it when I go to the store later.” Read more

Old Crow

Step Outside: Dingle Bom

Photo by Larry Leigh

When my Swiss friend showed me how to use a “dingle bom”, he neglected to tell me how to spell it. I did, however, quickly learn what a great open-fire cooking system it is. Read more

Wild Harvest

The love lettering project writes to Whitehorse Read more


A tribute to Jean Craighead George. Some books are timeless and will always be on the shelves of bookstores, no matter how many new books come and go on the bestseller lists. Read more


Tears For Fears The Hurting


The Hurting is worth a re-listen Two years before Tears For Fears’ 1985 Songs from the Big Chair album elevated them into superstardom, they released The Hurting. Read more

Yukon Music


Rick Massie

What’s Up Yukon declares the alpaca to be the most oddly photogenic animal on Earth Read more

Farm - Garden

Dawson City's New Taco Cart

Photo by Brian Stethem

Dawson City’s blend of old-time charm and contemporary conveniences gives it a rare appeal, so it’s fitting that a taco cart will soon grace this beautiful little Klondike town. Dawsonites Georgia Hammond, Allie Haydock, and Blake Cameron can’t wait Read more

Yukon Local Business

David Foster Wallace

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The idea of collecting material possessions fills me with ambivalence. If anything, the accumulation of objects causes stress, and the old adage “the things you own end up owning you” rings true for me. Read more