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2015-03-31 08:22:18

Introductory one-way fares as low as $144 available for service starting in October* SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- California sun seekers who pine for pristine beaches and

2015-03-27 08:24:40

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Annie Corrine Bailey, of Fairbanks, Alaska, has recently been recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who for her

2015-03-26 12:24:26

VANCOUVER, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. ("ITH" or the "Company") - (TSX: ITH) (NYSE-MKT: THM) is pleased to announce that Mr. Karl L.

2015-03-26 12:21:33

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo's L-100 Hercules aircraft is being put to use flying relief supplies to Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the South

2015-03-18 23:05:56

Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the season is now available at Seattle's Pure Food Fish Market, a fourth generation, family-owned specialty seafood shop, first established at Pike Place

2015-03-17 12:35:55

Investment Expands Access to Nation's Strongest 4G LTE Signal ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested nearly $200 million in its best-in-class wireless

2015-03-16 08:26:29

"Official Network of the Iditarod" will showcase 17 hours of programming including a two-hour race coverage special of the 2015 version of the "Last Great Race on Earth" on April 2 NEW

2015-03-13 12:30:52

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Alaska will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands

2015-03-12 12:26:42

"Seafood for All Seasons" Illustrates the Array of Alaska Seafood Available Year-Round Timed with the Opening of Alaska Halibut and Black Cod Harvests JUNEAU, Alaska and SEATTLE, March 12,

2015-03-11 23:12:46

The Alaska Airmen Association is presenting the 2015 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering for the 18th season offering inside and outside static displays, a safety conference, trade show, for pilots


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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
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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