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Second Chance

Amazing Race contestants making happier memories in the Yukon A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web-Extra.  The first time Nicole and Cormac Foster came to the Yukon, it left a disappointing memory playing out over and over again in their minds. Now they’re back in the territory to make some happier ones. Continue reading

Chicken Sue

"It's a warm place in the hearts of the people around" A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra. Alaskans aren’t strangers to hard work, you have to work hard to survive in the North. Chicken Alaska’s “Chicken Sue” is no exception. For 28 years Susan Wiren, as she’s known officially, has been toiling away in the great northern wilderness. Sticking out 8 of the brutal winters, and raising two kids partly in the area. Continue reading

Family Gold

Family brings gold mining to the public in Chicken A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra. Chicken is an odd little town sitting halfway (at about mile 66.5) on the Taylor highway. Like most towns in the northwest, its existence is owed to the all-powerful yellow metal: gold. While many have capitalized on the precious metal, there’s one family turning Chicken from a dusty pit-stop into a full-blown destination.  Continue reading

The Call of Chicken

Why one woman just can't stay away A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra.  The first time Rosalie Bruno Tosh asked her husband Greg to go to Alaska, the man was skeptical. He said there was no way he was driving the RV up there. He didn’t want to spend the summer freezing, says Rosalie. Continue reading

Suplexing Stereotypes

*This article contains mature language and themes.  The League of Lady Wrestlers brings pain to the patriarchy: An empowering night of malarky. A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra   It’s 8 pm in a small lot just outside of Dawson City, Yukon. On August 1 the sun is still high in the sky - it will be for another few hours, luckily; so there are no lights setup for the night’s event.  Continue reading

Local Gold

Keeping it local in Dawson City A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra Dawson City has to truck a lot of things in. Food, toilet paper, booze…. Many of the town’s amenities are made elsewhere. Continue reading

Death will rock you

(from left) Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney and Bobbie Duncan you won't believe what this virtually unknown 1970's punk band is doing now A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra Death isn’t making a comeback, they simply never were. It wasn’t until the band was well into their 50s that they started touring internationally. By that time one of the key members— the man with the plan — had died of lung cancer.  Continue reading

Soda Pony

It's good to be lighthearted A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra There’s a lot of crap going on in the world, a lot of stuff that brings us down; and while it’s important to recognize those things so we can change them, but if you’re never having any fun, you probably won’t feel up to any world-changing tasks. Continue reading

Transending Language

BONGEZIWE MABANDLA’S MUSIC TRANSCENDS LANGUAGE A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra It’s rare for me to break out in goose bumps at a concert. Even rarer that I put down my camera and just listen. Bongeziwe Mabandla made me do both.  Continue reading

Finding a Path Forward

The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations find ways to heal from residential school experiences A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra You should know the first part of this story by now. Around 1860, the Canadian government began a process of forcefully assimilating aboriginal people into Christian/Euro-Canadian culture. Continue reading