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More later, but the Fairbanks Tax Day Tea Party turnout was... GREAT!
Fairbanks, Alaska Real Estate - Market Report As much as it will surprise many buyers, and a few sellers, parts of the Fairbanks market are starting to strongly favor sellers. A limited inventory of homes for sale is causing buyers to scramble for, and in many cases, compete with other buyers fo...
It's time to send a message to our government... Stop Spending Our Money.  I have long been a small government fiscal conservative.  The Federal Government was not designed to be nor did the Founding Fathers dream it would ever evolve into a bloated, inefficient, constituent ignoring, revenue in...
Principles of negotiation.  Books have been written about it.  Speakers travel the world lecturing about it.  Millions have been spent trying to uncover the secret.  For some, it will remain an abstract principle they will sadly never master. A few weeks ago I had the chance to speak with a fello...
He's alive.... He's alive and we're forgiven!  Our debts have been paid in full. It was arguably the greatest gift man will ever know.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Nailed to a rough-h...
One of the tidbits we always pass along to folks new to Alaska is to mind your pets and children when outside and never leave them unattended. Bears, wolves, and moose are routinely spotted in local neighborhoods.  While we're a little bigger than the fictional town of Cicely on Northern Exposure...
It isn't exactly an Kincaid landscape, is it?.  Like many of our northern neighbors we're still covered in snow.  A lot of it.  The good news is it is melting. The bad news is it's taking it's sweet time about it.   While I'll admit that I'm not overly fond of watching the mercury drop below nega...
  Sometimes there's nothing like a little time in the air to clear the cobwebs from your brain. Btw, Don, don't get any wild ideas. :)
... or not. This seal is one of many adorning the vault doors in the old Courthouse.  Originally built as a Federal Courthouse in 1932, the building is now office condo's in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.  This is one of about a dozen vaults in the building, most of which have had the lock mechanism...