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2014-09-30 12:22:09

Veteran driver has logged 5 million miles on the Dalton Highway accident-free ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Transport Driver John Schank will receive a letter of commendation from Alaska Governor Sean Parnell in a special ceremony Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:50 p.m. at the Fairbanks Service Center, 3001 Peger Road. Schank will be recognized for 37 years of accident-free driving over one of the most treacherous roads in America, the Dalton Highway from...

2014-09-30 08:22:39

This winter, where do you want to be? SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched its Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, featuring savings on air fares for residents of the 49th state to get away to over 100 destinations. The special PFD rates are on routes within and from the state of Alaska for travel purchased by Oct. 30, 2014. "Alaska Airlines' PFD sale features some of the best fares of the year. We hope that residents receiving their checks next...

2014-09-29 23:10:52

FX Design Group and Giant Octopus design custom look that reflects the scenic beauty of Alaska. Ocoee, FL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, debuted its new studio today. Many television stations want a set design that reflects the local “feel” of its state or city, and represents the pride of the people that live there. With more than 60 years of broadcasting in Alaska, KTUU came to FX Design Group with big ambitions. Not only did station...

2014-09-26 20:21:06

VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today granted a motion to dismiss the case by the Pebble Limited Partnership, State of Alaska and Alaska Peninsula Corporation challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") statutory authority to pre-emptively impose development restrictions on the Pebble Project prior to the submission of a...

2014-09-26 08:20:45

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the University of Washington Foster School of Business announced Alaska Airlines as the naming sponsor of its annual Environmental Innovation Challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148574 In the Environmental Innovation Challenge, approaching its seventh year, student teams must define an environmental problem, develop a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates the...

2014-09-25 23:12:29

Famous for its brown bears, wild seafood and coastal scenery, the best of Alaska’s Kodiak Island is now highlighted in a 2015 wall calendar filled with recipes, stunning photos, tips and quirky holidays. (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Veteran photographer Marion Owen of Kodiak, Alaska is pleased to announce the publication of her 2015 wall calendar, “Flavors of Kodiak: Photos, Recipes and Inspirations from Alaska’s Emerald Isle,” a fusion of three, universally popular hobbies:...

2014-09-25 23:09:58

Project brings high speed terrestrial internet to an Alaskan village for the first time Greenville, NC (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc. (LBA), the technical services unit of LBA Group, Inc., was selected by General Communications, Inc. (GCI) to provide a solution critical to facilitating the first high speed terrestrial internet for a small village in Alaska. This AM detuning solution was needed on a new microwave relay tower to protect the signal pattern of the...

2014-09-25 23:02:00

ARCTEC Alaska, a joint venture partnership of ASRC Federal Primus and ATCO Structures & Logistics, has been awarded the Alaska Radar System operations and maintenance services contract. The contract is valued at over $340 million with a one-year base and 10 one-year options. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 ARCTEC Alaska, a joint venture partnership of ASRC Federal Primus and ATCO Structures & Logistics, has been awarded the Alaska Radar System operations and maintenance...

2014-09-24 16:22:33

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today released an order recognizing that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has agreed not to take the next step to advance its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) regulatory process with respect to southwest Alaska's Pebble Project until at least January 2, 2015. Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble...

2014-09-22 23:01:25

Connect Alaska will work with Hays Research Group to Study Technology Needs in Alaskan Schools Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Connect Alaska announced today that it will work with Hays Research Group to assess technology needs in Alaskan schools. Hays, an Anchorage–based research company, has over 13 years of experience in data collection and analysis, focusing on the unique challenges inherent in collecting data in Alaska’s remote areas. Connect Alaska will be conducting...


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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