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February 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Some interview advice

I thought I would share some information about interviewing for a seasonal job. Many people on this site spend a bunch of time deciding what the right job is, and where to find it. So when you do, it can be crushing if you don't get it. Each year I hire about 100 seasonal workers in a wide variety of different jobs. I interview everyone from future high school graduates to college students to adventurous 40-somethings and retirees. Even though the people are all different and the jobs change,… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on February 29, 2008 at 9:25am — 7 Comments

Signs of Spring in on its way

Signs of spring are here again in the Teton National Park. The birds never really left during the cold long winter... but now you begin to hear their sounds. Rustling in the trees and a few quick notes. Yesterday, I saw one of the squirrels, first time in about four months.



The snow is begining to melt with the balmy temps of 34 degrees. I use to wonder why those from this area would go to Texas in December and wander around in flipflops and t-shirts... now I know. Texas winters are… Continue

Added by Ann Carr on February 28, 2008 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Like Aspen, Jackson turns to subsidized housing to keep local populace.

"This place will turn into Disneyland if we don’t have anybody that actually lives here."

Christine Walker, director of the Teton County Housing Authority, which works to provide affordable housing for Jackson workers to keep the Wyoming resort town viable.
- Aspen Times

Added by Kathi on February 18, 2008 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Winter 2007-2008

Wow! What a season. I have never seen so much snow accumulate at once! December brought two feet on December 7 and it just kept coming. "Lucky" for me the storms came on my day off - Friday. Instead of skiing I was spending time shoveling the drive-way out. I took solice in the fact that the views couldn't be beat and if I had to be moving snow there is no other place I would rather do it. People that I have talked to said it is nothing compared to California winter storms. I guess we are… Continue

Added by Tina B. on February 15, 2008 at 8:08pm — No Comments

-50 in Fairbanks

Even colder today. We were ready to go at 8:30 but it wasn't to be. Took another look at 10:30 and it was worse. We're looking at some other options but basically everything is sketchy at 50 below.



The mushers are moving out there but we haven't found a way, yet, to get out to warm up that Roadhouse for them. We figure the first mushers will get there on the 12th.



We'll take another look tomorrow. Keep up with the race… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on February 10, 2008 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Start of the Yukon Quest

We didn't make it to the Yukon today - too cold to fly. So we got to watch a few racers start off. We missed Julie because we had to check in to see if we might still fly out to the river but it wasn't to be.



We hope to get in tomorrow - if not it will be tight to have things ready for the first mushers that are likely to get to Slaven's Cabin on the 12th.



Saw some GREAT Northern Lights tonight.



Check out the video of 4 mushers starting the race today. The third… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on February 10, 2008 at 1:57am — No Comments

Construction outside my window

Well folks - here is the view from my window on Friday, Feb 8. The city of KTN did a survey of the dock at the water front and found that

a lot of the wooden pilings holding up the boardwalk were rotten.

Pilings are like REALLY long telephone poles that the top "deck" or

boardwalk rest on. So for the next couple months a crew will be

replacing the bad ones.…

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Added by Laurie B on February 8, 2008 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Way Up North - Volunteering for the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race Next Week

My wife and I worked as backcountry rangers in what was then a new National Park Service area in Alaska called Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve in the early 80's. We thought we'd be living in a wall tent but ended up working out of an old roadhouse called the Slaven Cabin during the summers of 1982 and 1983.



The cabin is out… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on February 7, 2008 at 8:04am — 3 Comments

Wonderful Surpise

A little over a week ago, the residents of KTN were given a wonderful gift. It was a little past 5pm on Saturday night and my husband

& I were driving home from doing some shopping. As we came

around the corner my husband said "I just saw fireworks above Deer

Mountain!". Deer Mt is the beautiful peak that towers above

downtown KTN. I said "What?! NO way!" And then I was proved wrong

as another explostion bloomed…

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Added by Laurie B on February 1, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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