Alaska's rural residents must order out
“The mail orders are probably 3 percent of our total sales, which doesn't sound like a lot, but it is”
Diane Seitz, a teacher in the tiny village of Koyukuk, reels off the prices at the village's only store, a weathered wood shanty with three meagerly stocked aisles and no regular business hours. via Cleveland.com
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#1 May 22, 2007
This is nothing new,rural Alaska has always been this way.Locals cannot afford to stock a store for the high cost of getting supplies in.If they do,no one can afford those prices.I lived remote Alaska for 15 years,been there,done that.
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