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The Top 16 Most Popular Fish in Alaska to Catch & Eat

Whether you’re angling for them or eating them, fish play a central role in Alaska life. But the impact of Alaska’s fish and seafood extends far beyond the state’s borders. More than half the fish caught in U.S. waters are caught in Alaska. Additionally, Alaska exports more than $3 billion worth of seafood annually to the lower 48, China, Japan, Europe, South Korea, and Canada—among other locations. Since seafood is so vital to Alaska, it only seems appropriate to offer you a guide to the 16 most popular fish in the state. This guide can serve as a wish list for an angler who wants […]

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12 Things to Know Before Moving to Juneau

A thriving arts scene. Tons of outdoor activities. Milder winters. A friendly atmosphere. Juneau, Alaska’s capital city has plenty to offer those who choose to call it home. However, Juneau isn’t for everyone. It can be rainy. Winters can be long. It’s not accessible by road, and the cost of living isn’t anything to sneeze at. Considering a move to Juneau? Wondering if it’s the right place for you? Check out our top 12 must-knows below, so you can decide for yourself. #1: It’s Rainy—Really Rainy If you can’t stand the rain, Juneau may not be the place for you. The area gets measurable precipitation […]

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Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry: By the Numbers

The most important economic engine in the state—that’s how a report from the McKinley Research Group positions the oil and gas industry in Alaska. After contributing more than $180 billion in revenue to the state of Alaska—and $3.1 billion to state and local governments—it’s easy to see how the oil and gas industry has been such a powerful force in Alaska. Let’s take a closer look at this economic engine—and the numbers behind it. First, let’s take a quick look at how closely the history of the industry intertwines with the history of the state overall. Alaska’s Oil & Gas Industry—Yesterday and Today 1867 In […]

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Get Paid to Live in Alaska: The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)

Is it true that you can get paid for living in Alaska? Yes – As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). Payments are issued starting in June each year to every Alaska resident who qualifies.  If you’re moving to Alaska and want to learn more, we’ll show you exactly how it works. Payouts in the last 10 years have ranged from $878 to $2,072, so it’s well worth your time to understand whether you’re eligible and how to register for your dividend.  Curious where the money is coming from? First, we’ll take you through some quick history on the Alaska Permanent Fund.  What Is the Alaska Permanent Fund?  […]

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The 7 Best Movers in Anchorage

The wild beauty of the state of Alaska, its wide swaths of wilderness, and its relatively few highways attract many people to the Last Frontier. However, these factors can also make Alaska a challenging place to move. If you decide to relocate to Anchorage, it pays to have someone on your side who understands the state and its logistical challenges. You don’t want to pick just anybody for your Anchorage move. Below, we’ve compiled a list of Anchorage’s top moving companies. Use this run-down to kickstart your research and narrow the field to your top contenders. As we tell everyone, it’s smart to get three […]

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