"Fairbanks inherently presents challenges and dangers to its residents on a regular basis. Rapid and harsh climate changes, geographic isolation, and contending with larger-than-life ecosystems can make most people feel inadequate and endangered. Herein, lies the intangible value of Interior Alaska. Life’s pace moves quickly and we often miss the beautiful complexity and delicacy of the world around us; but not in Fairbanks. A pause for consideration and a moment to observe cascading views of majestic landscapes augmented with abundant wildlife commands a new perspective to our intertwined life. The people of Fairbanks cherish and value the unique lifestyle Fairbanks demands. It is a place that will forever hold a slice of the heart as “home” to anyone that has lived here."