Exploring life at the 64th parallel... and beyond.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - AREC License #15292
RECENT BLOG POSTS
One thing we're constantly asked by folks relocating to Alaska is about our weather. What are the winters like? Do you have 24 hour sunlight in the summer? How do you survive when it's -40 (or colder)? If you're headed to Alaska just to start a new chapter in life or relocating with Eielson Air F...
01/21/2009
New regulations adopted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game dramatically effect military hunters and fishermen...fisherwomen too... or is it fisherpeople?  Either way, this is great news.Prior to the new regulations being adopted, folks stationed at Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwrigh...
01/17/2009
One of the challenges of living in Alaska is dealing with a sometimes manic Mother Nature.  The past couple of weeks we've watched as the temperature hovered between 40 and 65 below zero.  Water and sewer lines froze, cars began to break down and people were on the verge of going a little stir cr...
01/16/2009
2009 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Application Period Now Open If you haven't already done so, it's time to file for your 2009 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Application booklets have started to hit resident mailboxes, but if you want to qualify for early deposit, you must file your application...
01/16/2009
There's no place like home, there's no place like home... or is there? We love Alaska... anyone who puts up with these temps either really loves where they live or they're just one sandwich short of a picnic.  Come to think of it, Don might be onto something.  But I digress. Much like Dorothy in ...
01/04/2009
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Sometimes I think I've lived here a little too long.  Things the rest of the world deems abnormal and simply intolerable I tend not to think too much about.  Today, for example, was spent with a great couple who were referred to us by fellow 'Rainer Debbie White in Juneau. Despite the continuing ...
01/03/2009
It looks as though we're in for yet MORE lovely cold weather.  My meterologist client mentioned in an email earlier that we're very likely to see -60 again in the Interior.  As if that's not enough, he says, and I quote "Note that I do see an end to the cold pattern ... models are showing a shift...
01/02/2009
I was talking to a client yesterday and he mentioned something I thought we might all be able to relate to.  It seems the State of Alaska recently sent out a notice to employees that said due to the extreme cold weather all non-essential personnel could take the day off.  No need to brave the nas...
01/02/2009
Well, we're in day three of a projected ten day cold snap. Lovely. It seems every time I tune into the National Weather Service they are predicting colder temperatures. For new Alaskans this stuff is starting to lose it's charm. The first day it's like "Wow, this is cool" but by day three most c...
12/31/2008
Oops... It's already here... The National Weather Service is predicting record breaking temps for Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley for the next week to ten days. We woke up to find the thermometer reading -46 this morning and it's likely to hit -50 to -55 tonight. In another lifetime I spent a gre...
12/29/2008