Have you looked at KDP Jumpstart? (There's a link to it in the announcements on the right side of the main Community Forum page.) It has videos and holds your hand through the process.
You would doubtless do better doing your paperback through CreateSpace than KDP-print (you could still use Jumpstart, because the processes are similar). CS has live telephone help that you can call if you get stuck, though I realize this isn't the same as watching someone.
I don't know about indie authors in Anchorage, but there are alternatives, including paying someone reputable to format for you. CS has a paid formatting service, though it's not cheap. Good luck!
For what its worth, someone should be able to help and let you watch while doing a screen share or other computer sharing method (think Skype or Teamviewer). This would make it available to people outside of Anchorage, which may up the population a bit.
They're trying their best to trash it up a little.
Read about gold mines and Bristol Bay. The salmon fishermen and processors don't want the gold mines to open because it'll damage the rivers that feed the estuary gill net fishing. But the fishermen cheat and scam the system to pull as many fish from the estuaries as possible for the money. Both the miners and the fishermen are stripping the environment for everything they can get, without putting anything back into it.
This isn't new behavior. This is how the west slope anadromous populations were decimated in California, Oregon, and Washington. Smaller east slope rivers are still polluted with mercury left over from mining practices used over a hundred years ago. Resident trout are still picking up trace amounts of mercury, and limits on consumption have been suggested. Read about the Carson River watershed.
Most people don't realize Hawaii is part of the Aleutian Islands. In fact, if you go to the top of Diamond Head, you can see Russia. It doesn't stop there. In 1953, Diamond Head was named after Anthony Dimond, a politician of Alaska Territory. Apparently, he had a pompadour hairstyle which the hill resembles. But when they named the hill, they misspelled it, going with the traditional spelling for diamond.
At least Alaska was bought from Russia. Haiwaii was effectively annexed by a group of American sugar planters and missionaries after deposing Queen Lili'uokalani.
But I think we Brits did worse things - the Opium Wars were a particular low point in British diplomacy.
Something else most people don't know about are the battles of Diamond Head, Mo'ili'ili, and Nu'uanu in 1895, started by the counter-revolutionaries. The only reason it wasn't successful was that for the first time in anyone's memory it snowed on Oahu, putting down the uprising.