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Listen: Two high school students build a pair of igloos

Ignatius Hunter and Tom Jimmy outside of the Yuut Dorms
Francisco Martínezcuello
Ignatius Hunter and Tom Jimmy outside of the Yuut Elitnaurviat dorms

On Feb. 10, the forecast called for heavy snow in Bethel with temperatures reaching 10 below. Two teenagers decided it was good idea to go outside after school to build igloos near the Yuut Elitnaurviat dorms. It’s a study in engineering, architecture, and history.

KYUK's Francisco Martínezcuello followed their two-day progress and joined them inside the igloo; here's an audio postcard about this experience.

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Francisco Martínezcuello was the KYUK News Reporting Fellow from November 2022 through January 2024. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.