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Old 12-24-2012, 05:33 AM
 
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No, it's not so good. My husband and I are in Law Enforcement/Corrections here and they are a huge pain in the rear end. We've always had our miners here but this influx of people who think they're going to strike it rich is ridiculous and I wish they'd leave and never come back. It's only good for a select few people. The rest of us will be friendly to you but would be happy to see ya go! The ones that "run into trouble" end up picked up by the police officers, come out to the jail where they get clean clothes, food, and a cab ride home (unless it's criminal of course). Manpower by the city and lodging via the state.

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That's good for the City of Nome. These people end up spending a lot of money in that town. Since Nome doesn't have a homeless shelter they don't have to spend anything on taking care of the ones that run into trouble. Lots of money to be made as a used mining equipment buyer and seller.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:40 AM
 
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Not exactly. My brother is on the Lazy Gator crew and they actually spend more time mining in the winter than in the summer. They don't have to deal with high waves and other issues in the winter time. Plus they only actually filmed for a few weeks and they'd already been out there for a couple of months (though the show makes it look like they're just setting up).

The ice finally just froze up and stopped moving so they'll be out there within the next week or so.

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I have been watching that show as well. I agree that it looks like Jan. is busy too, but it also seems like that is a short season.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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I was up in Nome last summer and it didn't look like the beach was that busy? But that might be due to the fact that I wasn't on the beach much and didn't really make it a point to notice if there was anyone out there. If anyone is thinking about going up they should know the cost of living is extremely high. Gas was 5.94 and diesel was 6.19 a gallon when I was up there. Also the cost for food was really high especially on fresh items like fruit, oranges were $20 per bag.

Thankfully I worked for UAF on a research project and didn't have to foot the bill for all that.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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Really? 42 people fell for the troll posting?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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It's $6.15 at Bonanza now, and I think Crowley was at $6.22. I get my fruit and veggies from Full Circle Farms.

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I was up in Nome last summer and it didn't look like the beach was that busy? But that might be due to the fact that I wasn't on the beach much and didn't really make it a point to notice if there was anyone out there. If anyone is thinking about going up they should know the cost of living is extremely high. Gas was 5.94 and diesel was 6.19 a gallon when I was up there. Also the cost for food was really high especially on fresh items like fruit, oranges were $20 per bag.

Thankfully I worked for UAF on a research project and didn't have to foot the bill for all that.

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