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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#42 Sep 18, 2012
snowbunny wrote:
I live in minnesota and am a nurse my husband just retired.we would like to spend a summer in alaska been there twice.. where is a safe town to go for me to work and my husband fish
Wasilla Alaska has a growing medical industry. Plus there are lots of lakes around that area to fish. I would Google nursing jobs for Wasilla Alaska.
This link is for the Valley newspaper.. http://www.frontiersman.com/
You might also try ADN.com for job listings.
And the state site... http://jobs.alaska.gov/
Good luck :)
PS...Anchorage is always short of nurses. Two hospitals to check for job postings are Providence and Regional.
stacy

Louisville, KY

#43 Sep 21, 2012
I lived in Anchorage for 11 years and loved it!!! I'm back in Texas where I am originally from but I want to visit again w my family. I graduated from East High back in 84'. If anyone from that class is on here send me a post. I miss the snow :-(
csimily1987

United States

#44 Oct 7, 2012
my family and i are considering to move to alaska however im a little concerned for my two boys ones five and the other is three weeks old, how is the school system, will they be able to play sports my five year old is really into football, if i moved up there what concerns do i have to have toward wildlife? Bears, wolves, ect.. I was born and raised in california and currently live in arkansa, im sure alaska is extremly diffrent. What are the laws like, what kind of restrictions do they have for felons? Should i buy a gun? Should my son take survivle skills traing befor move up there? God i sound like a dumb ass but can never be to careful i suppose, my kids are my life and i just want to know theyll be safe.
Oh Brother

Wichita Falls, TX

#45 Oct 7, 2012
csimily1987 wrote:
my family and i are considering to move to alaska however im a little concerned for my two boys ones five and the other is three weeks old, how is the school system, will they be able to play sports my five year old is really into football, if i moved up there what concerns do i have to have toward wildlife? Bears, wolves, ect.. I was born and raised in california and currently live in arkansa, im sure alaska is extremly diffrent. What are the laws like, what kind of restrictions do they have for felons? Should i buy a gun? Should my son take survivle skills traing befor move up there? God i sound like a dumb ass but can never be to careful i suppose, my kids are my life and i just want to know theyll be safe.
Move to Texas instead. You don't have to worry about all that here.
tree rat

Bellevue, WA

#46 Dec 29, 2012
Wow, Alaska sounds like a shit hole, and yet at the same time really great, depending on the post. Does sound like a police state. I was shocked to see two others from Kentucky on here. We do have some bad drug problems here, but what state does not? Got to admit, its very easy to live in Kentucky. Low cost of living, very beatiful, cept when you are near the coal mines. You can buy 200 acres of breath taking land here for about a thousand, two thousand an acre. I priced the same amount in Idaho, was looking to move there, that amount of land with the same looks run you into the millions. What does land go for in southern Alaska?

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#47 Dec 30, 2012
tree rat wrote:
Wow, Alaska sounds like a shit hole, and yet at the same time really great, depending on the post. Does sound like a police state. I was shocked to see two others from Kentucky on here. We do have some bad drug problems here, but what state does not? Got to admit, its very easy to live in Kentucky. Low cost of living, very beatiful, cept when you are near the coal mines. You can buy 200 acres of breath taking land here for about a thousand, two thousand an acre. I priced the same amount in Idaho, was looking to move there, that amount of land with the same looks run you into the millions. What does land go for in southern Alaska?
You know the phrase, "everything's expensive in ..." well if you want to buy land for $2000 an acre, it won't be Alaska land.$2000 won't even buy you enough dirt to build an out house on.
But if you have $ to spend, I would go to adn.com and look through the real-estate ads.
love it

Anchorage, AK

#48 Jan 4, 2013
I moved here from west Virginia a few years ago because I like a cold climate and the outdoors. Alaska is damn cold, it stays dark alot in winter and the summers are short and beautiful but stay daylight alot. Its an amazing place. Its very different from the lower 48 but in a good way. Of the 7 states I have lived, this is my favorite. Being a country boy at heart, I met some amazing friends here who showed me around. Camping is very easy if you know where to go. Fishing and hunting regulations are very different tho. I recently did a winter camping trip with friends and we stayed in a tent. At -17 degrees our biggest problem was having thawed water to drink. the cold isn't as bad as people say, you just have to be prepared. Alaska is a rugged land and the people here work hard and live hard. The life long residents of this state have my respect and envy. They are some of the best people I have ever met.
Jeff

Branchland, WV

#49 Jan 22, 2013
Hey I live in West Virginia, 7 in Mason county today!!! woooohoooo
suxtux

Pittsburgh, PA

#50 Feb 7, 2013
Southern Boy

Lexington, KY

#51 Mar 7, 2013
Older guy, but recent graduate. What are the job prospects for geologists? I did a recent search for "environmental" and the pay seemed sub-standard for a relative position in the lower 48??? What about mud-logging? Any geo-nerds from AK, out there, that can help a southern boy out?

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#52 Mar 7, 2013
Southern Boy wrote:
Older guy, but recent graduate. What are the job prospects for geologists? I did a recent search for "environmental" and the pay seemed sub-standard for a relative position in the lower 48??? What about mud-logging? Any geo-nerds from AK, out there, that can help a southern boy out?
Depends who you work for and where you're working at in Alaska concerning wages for a glorified rock hound. I'd check BP and north slope oil companies. They hire quite often. You might send an inquiry to Pebble Mine here in Alaska. There doing a lot of research for that mine they'd like to have here.
As to timber mining, not a lot of jobs there. You can always look up timber mining companies for Alaska and send out quires.
Good luck.
Southern Boy

Lexington, KY

#53 Mar 7, 2013
Thanks "No Surprise". I've dreamed of Ak since I was a kid. Here, in the South, arctic weather is rare, but any sub-zero temps, for the past 20 years, were spent on bivouac. I love the cold; can't stand the heat. I don't want to end up mud-logging, in the GOM, in the summer! Again, thank you.
Southern Boy

Lexington, KY

#54 Mar 7, 2013
Just noticed; I think you might be confusing mud-logging with some kind of timber operation. By mud-logging, I am referring to drilling mud. But again, thanks. Any geo-nerds in the oil industry, out there?

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Since: Oct 08

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#55 Mar 8, 2013
Southern Boy wrote:
Just noticed; I think you might be confusing mud-logging with some kind of timber operation. By mud-logging, I am referring to drilling mud. But again, thanks. Any geo-nerds in the oil industry, out there?
My bad, picked up that phrase from a tv show...lol.
You might try this Alaska famous radio talk show host. He's pretty good at answering his emails and he should know some people/businesses he can recommend to you. He has a lot of friends in the drilling industry that probably have info for a geologist job.
http://www.650keni.com/pages/RickRydell.html
Southern Boy

Lexington, KY

#56 Mar 12, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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My bad, picked up that phrase from a tv show...lol.
You might try this Alaska famous radio talk show host. He's pretty good at answering his emails and he should know some people/businesses he can recommend to you. He has a lot of friends in the drilling industry that probably have info for a geologist job.
http://www.650keni.com/pages/RickRydell.html
Thanks. I just plugged "geologist" into the job search engine to the right of the screen, and it returned 31 recent geologist jobs in the Anchorage area. I think I might plan a vacation in the area in a couple of months and see, first hand, the prospects. Again, thanks.

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#57 Mar 13, 2013
Southern Boy wrote:
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Thanks. I just plugged "geologist" into the job search engine to the right of the screen, and it returned 31 recent geologist jobs in the Anchorage area. I think I might plan a vacation in the area in a couple of months and see, first hand, the prospects. Again, thanks.
You might google Anchorage hostels if you want to save $.
snowbunny

United States

#58 Mar 13, 2013
Southern Boy wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks. I just plugged "geologist" into the job search engine to the right of the screen, and it returned 31 recent geologist jobs in the Anchorage area. I think I might plan a vacation in the area in a couple of months and see, first hand, the prospects. Again, thanks.
My Dad was in that line of work. That is what brought us to Anch. during the pipeline era.
van de stuyzen

Johannesburg, South Africa

#59 Mar 21, 2013
I want to move to alaska if someone can please give me answers to these questions:price for gas?a 16 acre ranch or 3 bedroom home?how much is a F250 going for?how much will it cost me to buy a average supply of food for 3 people per month?how much is a hunting permit?
van de stuyzen

Johannesburg, South Africa

#60 Mar 21, 2013
Oh and what is the minimum wage of work?

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#61 Mar 21, 2013
van de stuyzen wrote:
I want to move to alaska if someone can please give me answers to these questions:price for gas?a 16 acre ranch or 3 bedroom home?how much is a F250 going for?how much will it cost me to buy a average supply of food for 3 people per month?how much is a hunting permit?
Gas is $4.00 in Anchorage.
Rentals, look in the Anchorage Alaska Craigslist.com rental ads. Wasilla 45 miles out of Anchorage has good prices for rentals.
F250 new or used, Cal Worthingtom Ford Anchorage Alaska.
Food for three people today can average $400 to $600 a month depending on where you shop.
A good paper to check out is the Anchoragedailytimes.com or adt.com

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