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2011-02-01 11:44:30

According to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology, fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska's Denali National Park. Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, told Reuters that the previously unknown birds were among a wide variety of birds that left fossilized tracks in Denali. "The skies over Denali were a pretty busy place," he said. The birds are considered a new species and...

2011-01-27 14:56:00

Museum of Nature & Science Curator Makes History During Alaskan Dig DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new prehistoric bird species have been discovered and named by Dr. Tony Fiorillo, paleontologist and curator to the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas. The revelation was made following a series of paleontological digs that Fiorillo led in Alaska's Denali National Park from 2006 - 2010. Fossilized bird tracks dating back 70 million years yielded the...

2010-05-04 16:35:00

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From Glacier Bay and Denali National Park to the Kenai Peninsula and Yukon, Holland America Line's 2011 Alaska CruiseTours feature 31 exciting itineraries with rates starting at $999 per person. All CruiseTours - ranging from 10 to 20 days in length - combine an Inside Passage sailing with in-depth land tours, designed to show guests the best of Alaska's wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history. Many tours also feature Canada's Yukon Territory with...

2010-04-29 09:35:00

REDMOND, Wash., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Denali Advanced Integration today announced that it has been recognized as a winner of the prestigious Power of Technology in Community Innovation award during the 2010 HP Americas Partner Conference Partner Recognition Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Selected by a panel of executives from the HP Solution Partner Organization, the HP Partner Recognition Awards were given to 15 HP partners who exhibited substantial wins in the marketplace and...

2009-11-23 13:26:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Line of Alaska has debuted its 2010 Alaska and the Yukon brochure and is now taking reservations for all 2010 tours - with a special offer of $500 off per couple when a six-day or longer tour is booked by Dec. 31, 2009. "Gray Line's special offer is a great incentive for folks to book their Alaska trip before the end of this year," said Mark Mumm, director of sales and marketing. "We offer many six- to 11-day tours throughout Alaska and the Yukon...

2009-05-26 15:23:00

Individual and Group Tours Can Be Readily Customized SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Line of Alaska is launching its Alaska season with new self-drive tours and Denali Summer Special packages. A leader in Alaska and Yukon tourism with more than 60 years of experience, Gray Line of Alaska specializes in offering a wide range of land tours from Denali to the Arctic and customizing individual itineraries. "Alaska-bound travelers should take advantage of these new special offers," said...

2008-06-18 18:00:02

Two female hikers who went missing in Alaska's Denali National Park were found Wednesday and are doing well, officials say. Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson have been found, alive and well. The families are here, and the young women will shortly be reunited with them, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said. Flantz, 25, and Nelson, 23, were reported missing after they did not come back Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in the park, ABC reported Wednesday. Officials said the women were...

2006-02-22 21:11:22

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, will be capped at 1,500 climbers a year under a plan announced by the National Park Service on Wednesday. The new management plan for the Denali National Park and Preserve imposed the first-ever limit on the number of climbers for a mountain in Alaska to ease overcrowding after a record 1,340 people climbed the 20,320-foot (6,194-meter) peak in 2005. Mount McKinley, one of the...

2005-07-06 08:11:46

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A newly discovered fossilizedfootprint shows that dinosaurs once roamed in what is nowAlaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, scientists said. The footprint, estimated to be 70 million years old, wasfound on June 27 near a campground 35 miles west of the parkentrance, the National Park Service said. It was the firstevidence of dinosaurs ever found in Denali, one of Alaska's toptourist destinations. The three-toed track, 6 inches (15 cm) wide and 9...

2005-07-06 03:27:44

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A recently discovered fossilizedfootprint shows that dinosaurs once roamed in what is now anational park in Alaska, scientists said on Tuesday. The footprint, estimated to be 70 million years old, wasdiscovered on June 27, the first evidence of dinosaurs everfound in Denali National Park and Preserve, the National ParkService said. The find was made by a University of Alaska Fairbanksstudent attending a field camp in the park. The three-toed track, six inches wide...


Latest Alaska Range Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Denali National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:27:31

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the center of the state of Alaska in the United States. The park holds 4,740,911 acres of land, of which 1,304,242 acres comprise the reserve.  The area was once inhabited by Native Americans including the Athna, Athabaskans, and Tanana peoples, among others. The establishment of the park began in 1907, when Charles Alexander Sheldon visited the area in order to study the Dall sheep and its level of endangerment from human encroachment. In...

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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'