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2015-02-24 16:22:14

Simplified program offers 13 Alaska cruise plus land journey options SEATTLE, Feb.

alaska marijuana use
2015-02-24 15:13:20

Private use of marijuana officially became legal in Alaska on Tuesday, making it the latest in a growing number of states permitting the use of cannabis products in one form or another.

2015-02-23 16:28:02

CHISTOCHINA, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With a little help from the kindness of others, Heidi Sutter will compete in the 2015 Alaskan Iditarod.

2015-02-23 16:20:53

SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

2015-02-20 08:25:07

Steer Goosen, writer of children's books, is looking to transform his latest work into an animated e-book classic. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2015-02-18 23:08:08

Energy Systems, headquartered in Stockton, CA, and one of the longest existing distributors of Generac Industrial Power Systems, provides generator sales, service, rentals and parts to Northern

2015-02-18 08:21:23

SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again.

Iditarod race
2015-02-13 12:34:06

If irony is like “rain on your wedding day,” then what the hell is a lack of snow before an iconic dog race?


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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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