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Old 10-15-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am about to graduate from college and have looked into jobs with the Bureau of Land Management. My question is, what is it like to live in Alaska?

Weather doesn't bother my husband or I.

I am going to graduate with a B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Management. My husband is extensively experienced in carpentry, mechanics, electric, plumbing, and has his CDL (class B drivers license). He is also interested in oil field work.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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As close to heaven as you can get, without being dead.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Like warm apple pie on a cold night
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Like warm apple pie on a cold night
With maybe some cinnamon ice cream
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: AK
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it is big.


and yeah, i would definitely look into getting a park service or BLM job if i were you. lots of parkland up here...
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Cinnamon ice cream....

To the OP; Alaska is huge. There are lots of different answers to your question...
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I should have said I need to know things like taxes, property prices, etc. I have never bought a house, always rented. I don't know much more about taxes then about my W2 at the end of the year.

Otherwise, it sounds heavenly. lol
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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Its a lifestyle........a mindset........the end to a long journey.

I think God made the earth and realized something was missing, so He scooped up all the shavings off the drawing board and gave us pieces of everything up here all gathered in one spot........for those brave enough to venture up to see......
Dawn
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: AK
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except for deserts. and jungles. and savannahs.

but there are dry places. and places with lots of trees and rain. and plenty of tundra, if grass is your thing.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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No state income tax. Local sales tax in some areas. Property varies across the state depending on the locality. Some places have no sales or property tax. Housing cost varies with location too. You can probably get something anywhere from $125K on up to $1+ million. If you have an idea of the areas you might get a job, more specific information can be given.
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