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Snapshots

  1. Snow Mobiles

    Snapshot Title: Snow Mobiles
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    In the "lower 48", these are usually recreational vehicles. In Northern Alaska, they serve as family vehicles. If you visit Kotzebue, and someone offers a ride on the sled or on the rear seat, the s...



  2. Softball field

    Snapshot Title: Softball field
    Taken by: Susan Schaeffer-Beck

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Can you believe this is a softball field in the summer? Not to mention a basketball court?



  3. Cold Weather Starting

    Snapshot Title: Cold Weather Starting
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Northern Alaska is cold a good part of the year. The average winter temperature is -12 degrees Fahrenheit., but the temperature will dip under -30 for weeks at a time, and there is a bitter wind that ...



  4. Activity Center

    Snapshot Title: Activity Center
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Maniilaq employees can use the gym equipment in this building to keep fit when extremely cold weather makes outdoor jogging hazardous. The facility is also used for training classes and for meetings.



  5. Maniilaq Health Center

    Snapshot Title: Maniilaq Health Center
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is the back of the hospital, which is seen in the Kotzebue Alaska July 22 2007 panorama and in the Kotzebue Alaska Dog Sleds Wind Mills November 2007 panorama, both of which are on this gigapan ...



  6. Ravens

    Snapshot Title: Ravens
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    On top of the pole are 2 ravens. These gregarious, large black birds are the only species that winters over in Kotzebue. The are intersting birds. On windy days they hover in the air as if they are p...



  7. Drifts

    Snapshot Title: Drifts
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The adventures begin right outside our door. Plan on taking a few extra minutes to get to work today.



  8. Basket Sled

    Snapshot Title: Basket Sled
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home in Kotzebue in Winter
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These handmade basket sleds were the sports utility vehicles of Alaska before snowmobiles became popular and reliable. You will still see snowmobiles towing cargo across town in sleds like this one. I...