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2014-08-28 08:21:22

Impressive flight plan allows teachers to create lessons in time, distance and the U.S. capitals. MEDFORD, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The challenge of flying a private "general aviation" airplane to all 49 state capitals in the "lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an inspiring journey being attempted by two veteran pilots to raise public awareness about smaller, "municipal" airports...

2014-08-26 08:23:12

Blog: Learn the 'Secrets to Finding Great Value in Award Miles' SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can stretch their frequent flier miles further starting today through Oct. 31 during the airline's biggest award sale of the year. From Aug. 30 through Oct. 31, members can travel for as low as 5,000 miles one-way, a 60 percent discount off a standard award-level ticket. "This fall our members can enjoy unprecedented values on award travel to some of our...

2014-08-25 23:09:16

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, Alaska, has hired Jeff Comer as chief executive officer. A veteran healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Comer will assume his new duties at Sitka Community Hospital on September 15. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith,...

2014-08-25 23:03:11

Six Alaskan youth heroes recognized during Alaska State Fair ceremony, each awarded $1,500 scholarships. Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Alaska Communications, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, announced its six 2014 Summer of Heroes honorees Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. Corey Allen-Young joined Bill Bishop, vice president of enterprise and government solutions at Alaska Communications, and Alana Humphrey, CEO of Boys & Girls...

2014-08-20 20:23:13

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this week, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) will offer Exede® high-speed satellite internet plans that provide households in many areas of Alaska with virtually unlimited data usage for communications, web browsing, and streaming media. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091216/VIASATLOGO Virtually unlimited satellite internet service -- providing at least 150 GBs of monthly data without a strict data allowance -- is...

2014-08-18 08:21:33

Introductory fares as low as $59 one way* MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Test your luck at the slots and then head to the slopes with new seasonal service operated by Alaska Airlines between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California. Alaska's nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays between Jan. 15 and April 6, 2015, giving locals and visitors alike plenty of opportunities to experience "Sin City" and ski fresh powder...

2014-08-15 16:21:54

TSX, NYSE-MKT Symbol: NCQ VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - NovaCopper Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: NCQ) ("NovaCopper" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on its 2014 summer program activities. On July 15, 2014, Company employees arrived at the Bornite camp and commenced the cataloging and shipment of historical Bornite drill core previously drilled but only selectively sampled by Kennecott, the former owner of the property (Please refer to the NovaCopper press...

2014-08-11 20:21:31

VANCOUVER, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL, Frankfurt: FR4N) ("Freegold") is pleased to announce that a ground based geophysical survey has commenced on its Shorty Creek Project, a copper gold porphyry target located 100 km northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska and approximately 4 kms to the south of International Tower Hill's Livengood Project. Previous exploration on the project identified significant gold, copper and pathfinder elements associated with...

2014-08-07 16:21:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Transport earned the top score among Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carriers in the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine's 31st annual Quest for Quality Awards. Lynden swept the category, earning No. 1 rankings for on-time performance, customer service, equipment and operations and information technology. Its total weighted score of 53.01 was the highest among all carriers in the national LTL sectors of Western, Northeast,...

2014-08-07 08:29:43

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 19, 2014. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 4. Air Group began paying a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share in August 2013, the first time since 1992 that the company had paid a dividend. The cash dividend was increased to 12.5 cents per share in February 2014. The dividends are...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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