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2014-07-28 20:23:57

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication Inc. ("GCI")(NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today the closing of the transaction between GCI's wholly-owned subsidiary, Denali Media Holdings, and Ketchikan TV, of Evergreen, Colo. The transaction grants GCI ownership of three CBS broadcast stations in Southeast Alaska: KXLJ in Juneau, KTNL in Sitka and KUBD in Ketchikan. The Federal Communications Commission granted authority to Denali Media Holdings in May to purchase...

2014-07-28 12:22:01

Best ever Explore 4 early booking benefits include free beverage package, Pinnacle Grill dinner, new suite offer and more SEATTLE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line knows the trend for savvy travelers is to book vacations well in advance. To encourage those early bookings the line is returning with its popular "Explore 4" savings program that is better than before with four exceptional offers on select 2015 and 2016 sailings....

2014-07-28 00:20:45

Subscription-based channel available at SarahPalinChannel.com. Los Angeles, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAPP co-founders Jeff Gaspin, former chairman of NBC Universal Television, and Jon Klein, former president of CNN/U.S., announce the official launch of the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based online network offering supporters of the candidate for Vice President of the United States and former Alaska Governor unprecedented access to and interaction with Governor Palin....

2014-07-24 08:22:51

SEATTLE, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: -- Reported record second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $157 million - a 50% increase over the second quarter of 2013. -- Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.13 per diluted share, a 53% increase over the second quarter of 2013 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.11 per share. -- Earned net income for the second quarter under Generally Accepted...

2014-07-18 16:20:35

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lynden family of companies was once again included in Inbound Logistics magazine's annual Top 100 3PLs and 75 Green Supply Chain Partner lists. Lynden is profiled in the June issue of the magazine for "meeting and exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution." The Top 100 3PL list appears in the July issue. The lists are compiled...

2014-07-18 12:22:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Furie Operating Alaska, LLC ("Furie"), a growth-oriented independent oil & gas company, announced today the completion of a $160 million investment commitment from Energy Capital Partners Mezzanine Opportunities Fund. The investment will fund the build-out of infrastructure for the installation of an offshore natural gas production platform, marine pipeline, and onshore production facilities to bring proven natural gas reserves to...

2014-07-15 08:28:50

TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in conjunction with Galderma Canada are pleased to announce that Metvix PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), is now available at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto as an additional treatment option for patients with NMSC (non-melanoma skin cancer). For eligible patients the positive impact of Metvix PDT cannot be overestimated in pre-cancerous AK (Actinic Keratoses) and superficial BCC (Basal Cell...

2014-07-14 23:01:41

Yamaha Disklavier Plays Instrumental Role in Most Prestigious Competition for Pianists Under 32 Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Peter Friis Johansson, a concert pianist from Denmark and Sweden, was named the winner of the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition, held here beginning June 28 through July 12. Alexey Chernov of Russia was awarded second prize in this year’s event. Frank Dupree of Germany earned third prize, Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain took fourth prize, and Chen...

2014-07-10 12:21:01

SEATTLE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. "Lavanya brings a wealth of airline industry experience to Alaska Air Group, which makes him perfectly suited to lead our investor relations effort," said Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Air Group executive vice president of finance and chief...

2014-07-09 23:09:31

Alaska Fishing Directory announces their new website to better connect with customers and show more about their services online. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Alaska Fishing Directory announced their new website to better connect with their customers and to show more about their services online. Customers can now visit their website at http://www.alaska-fishing-directory.com/ and view their services online. Alaska Fishing Directory is the one-stop site that is dedicated to fishing...


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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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