I was playing with the GIS database for the borough, looking at who owns what parcels of land where and getting used to the interface. I slowly clicked down the Chatanika, curious about how much of it was owned by the state - I know some folks down it a little ways, near where the two track that comes down from the mountain hits the river. I noticed there was a button to link me to a taxable value. For fun, I clicked on it. I found out not only do those cabins in the middle of nowhere have taxable value, but the state goes after them.
What the hell? That's just not right. The fair market value for those tracts isn't nearly as high as they claim they are. The fair market value is closer to zero. There is no market for property on downriver Chatanika.