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Old 06-13-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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I'm considering a position in Fort Yukon, AK. Can anyone give me any information about what it is like to live there? This would be a family move with young children. I'm aware of the weather and the idea of living in the "bush". I haven't been able to find any information about the community and the realities of living there. I appreciate any help anyone can give.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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There is an AC Commercial grocery store there, other than that, I haven't got a lot of info. Folks are nice but only spent a couple of days there in the power plant.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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I have not lived there, but have been there on several day trips. Health clinic, store, church etc. The school is said to be one of the best of the interior villages, for what that is worth. I know several people from there well enough to hit them up for specific questions, PM me if you have some specific things. It's rough but if you're ready for the bush, more power to you! Also it's not dry like several of the other villages. Have you been there before?

You will be able to say you've lived above the Arctic Circle!
House (not necessarily typical, lots of more modern-looking homes have gone up in the past few years as the gov't has kicked in some programs)-
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...usecolor-1.jpg

Health Clinic - and a new one is under construction that will be 'state of the art'! I know they have health aids, and I think either a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/catrayn/Ft.jpg

Even a radio station!
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/catrayn/Ft-1.jpg

One of the churches - I am fairly certain this one is Baptist.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...tistChurch.jpg
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:20 PM
 
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Ft. Yukon-fyu-air-color.jpg

FYU from the air...
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the great links/ pictures. I have not been to Ft. Yukon as of yet, I'm planning on visiting in the near future. I am concerned about it not being dry. Any idea of the impact of this on the community? Thanks for the offer to ask specific questions, I sure that will come with time. I'm still trying to figure out the best questions to ask.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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It's a beautiful place.
Alcoholism is an issue. It's not the wild west or anything, but you will witness certain things - wandering drunks, fighting, abuse, etc - what you would think of a community that has some issues w/ alcoholism. That said, there are also some wonderful people there -teachers, tribal leaders, church leaders, healthcare providers - so there will be no shortage of folks who will be great to spend time with. If you or your family are into the outdoors or hunting and fishing, you can keep yourself very busy!
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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I'm rather excited about visiting Ft. Yukon. The more I read, the more I like it. I just received a call regarding a position in Prince of Wales. Any thoughts regarding how these two places might compare? I can guess they are very different, just based on location, but didn't know if anyone would have an opinion regarding a better place to settle.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:20 PM
 
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Default Fort Yukon

Hi,
I have lived in Fort Yukon for years, I have recently moved. I have a house for sale in Fort Yukon. It is listed on craigslist.com and forsalebyowner. I can e-mail pictures of the house also. It is a very nice house with another house on the same property.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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There is a book written about basketball in the town of Fort Yukon. Eagle Blue written by O'Dorso, it may have some insight into the village.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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I read the book prior to my visit there - all I can is that it was great!
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