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2015-05-22 12:59:38

After a decade of dark screens and vacant hearts, the world can rejoice because Alaska’s walrus cam is back—and in high definition!

2015-05-22 12:24:04

Kickstarts Innovative, Sustainable Uses of Aquatic Leathers, Fabrics JUNEAU, Alaska, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New technologies offer to transform ocean byproducts into high-quality,

2015-05-21 16:24:16

SEATTLE, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective

2015-05-19 20:25:13

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ: GNCMA) will hold its annual shareholders' meeting at 5:30 p.m.

2015-05-15 20:20:17

SEATTLE, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

2015-05-15 12:20:42

Seattle's top chefs compete in sixth annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A fish-filled Alaska Airlines jet touched down at Seattle-Tacoma International

2015-05-14 08:25:53

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Predicts 2015 Will Be the Second-Largest Alaska Salmon Harvest on the Order of One Billion Pounds JUNEAU, Alaska, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer

2015-05-12 23:02:28

Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue receives support from the Anchorage community in rescuing dogs and puppies every week from the Mat-Su Borough Animal Shelter and Houston Animal Control.

2015-05-12 16:20:36

SEATTLE, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

2015-05-11 08:21:24

SEATTLE, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share.


Latest Alaska Reference Libraries

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
2013-04-29 16:18:13

Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in the southeastern portion of the American state of Alaska. The park holds 13,175,799 acres of land, divided between the park and preserve, which was once inhabited by Native Americans like the Ahtna and Tlingit peoples. Although Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, American citizens did not move into the area until the 1880’s, when gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. It is thought that George Holt was the...

Spotted Seal
2013-04-29 16:12:21

The spotted seal (Phoca largha or Phoca vitulina largha), also known as the largha seal or simply the largha, is a “true seal” in the family Phocidae. It is native to northern areas of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring seas, preferring to reside on sea ice. Its range includes the continental shelf of the Okhotsk and Bering Seas, Chukchi, and Beaufort. Its southern range extends to the Yellow Sea. When it migrates, it can be found in the Sea of Japan and northern Huanghai. During the...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.