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Old 07-18-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Can anyone give any insite at all?

I've been given oppertunities in Anchorage, Kodiak, Valdez, and Fairbanks.

In Montana, all along the eastern front along with Miles City and Kehspell(sp). I was also offered some positions buckshoted across BC, mainly in the mountains of the coastal range and rockies. Terrace(sp) is the only one I remember.

Basically, I get paid well for working in places no one wants to go or man. Which is fine for me. But I would really like to settle down now. I've worked from Maine to West Texas to the Dakota prairie.

I know what I like and I like to be in wide open spaces. However, I don't like to be shut off from everyone. Nor do I like large towns. North Dakota is heaven if my nipples didn't fall off in the winter. I suppose I could get around that by just not working in the winter. I grew up in appalachia so like my mountains and trees.

Right now, I'm leaning towards the eastern front of Montana. I here it is more conservative than the flathead area.

BUT then there is Alaska. Kodiak is out because of the island thing. Anchorage is out for the city reason. That leaves Fairbanks and Valdez. Now I'm a winter guy and have worked through -10 for weeks in Maine, but I'm no -40 type guy. I just don't know.

I've rolled Canada around in my head but the high taxes and high fuel have me thinking not.

To sum it up, I'm looking to be in the middle of nowhere but be able to drive a few miles to a town for the Friday night ho-down. Close knit, everyone knows everyone. Kind of like how I grew up with less people.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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North Dakota is heaven if my nipples didn't fall off in the winter.
Sounds like you found heaven. It'd be a whole lot cheaper to just buy these nipple warmers then move to Alaska.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c359/akbushcop/nipplewarmer.jpg (broken link)

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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To the OP; you would probably like Valdez.

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Ah, come on, you could live in worse places.
For sure; I get completely ill anytime I go east of the Rockies unless it's over the water. I heard that property values will be going up considerably in Whitesilla soon; too bad I never bought there when I had a chance.

What's property tax like there by the way?
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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For sure; I get completely ill anytime I go east of the Rockies unless it's over the water. I heard that property values will be going up considerably in Whitesilla soon; too bad I never bought there when I had a chance.

What's property tax like there by the way?
Ahhh...you don't want to deal with the issues that come with it Way to civilized...-48'll'ized...just invest elsewhere...
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Ahhh...you don't want to deal with the issues that come with it Way to civilized...-48'll'ized...just invest elsewhere...

Not where I'm at
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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For sure; I get completely ill anytime I go east of the Rockies unless it's over the water. I heard that property values will be going up considerably in Whitesilla soon; too bad I never bought there when I had a chance.

What's property tax like there by the way?
Property taxes just like anywhere else, depends on the value of your home and property.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Not where I'm at
Then you are lucky.... That would make my nutz if too close to the stores, etc...I am willing to drive a ways, no matter where I am at
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Then you are lucky.... That would make my nutz if too close to the stores, etc...I am willing to drive a ways, no matter where I am at
Where we're at it is convenient to the stores, about 20 min. or so and that's fine with me. I don't like the hassle of living to close to them; traffic, people but also don't like driving 45 min or so to them.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Property taxes just like anywhere else, depends on the value of your home and property.
They can't be like they are here because they don't exist here.
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