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2010-12-28 00:00:37

Construction on TERRA-SW to Begin in January, Bringing Jobs to Bristol Bay and the Y-K Delta Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Communication Corporation (GCI), today announced the selection of Marsh Creek, LLC (Marsh Creek) as the prime contractor for 11 new TERRA-Southwest (TERRA-SW) microwave communication sites. TERRA-SW is UUI's project to extend terrestrial broadband service for the first time to Bristol Bay and the...

2010-11-11 16:17:00

ANCHORAGE, Ala., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage has won a 2010 Nursing Home Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The award was given on Sept. 9, 2010 at the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association's annual conference in Fairbanks. Prestige was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for its commitment to sustained performance and improvement in giving quality care to residents in a variety of...

2010-11-03 17:24:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (Nasdaq: GNCMA) today reported its third quarter 2010 results with revenues increasing to $171.5 million and adjusted EBITDA increasing to a record $62.7 million. After the close of the third quarter, GCI repurchased approximately 7.5 million GCI shares held by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ("ASRC"). Revenues for the third quarter increased 13.7 percent over revenues of $150.8 million in...

2010-08-18 07:15:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Structures, Inc. (AKS) announced today the opening of its new office in Kabul, Afghanistan - a move that further expands the company's growing global reach. The new AKS office is located in Kabul Green Village Compound, just off Supreme Road, Kabul, Afghanistan. Kabul provides many strategic advantages for supporting military efforts in the Middle East. Since 1999, AKS has fielded over 30,000 Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) military...

2010-08-12 19:22:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska telecommunications company General Communication, Inc. confirmed the identity of one of the "good Samaritans" who responded to the scene of the plane crash near Dillingham earlier this week. Dr. Dani Bowman, a state-licensed physician who specializes in pediatrics intensive care and practices at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, was among the first to reach the accident site. Dr. Bowman is the wife of GCI President and...

2010-08-10 18:11:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") continue to respond to the crash of a GCI-owned aircraft last night near Dillingham, GCI President and CEO Ron Duncan released the following statement: "This accident claimed the lives of Alaska's great champion, Senator Ted Stevens, and other individuals who distinguished themselves through...

2010-08-04 15:05:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (Nasdaq: GNCMA) today reported its second quarter 2010 results with revenues increasing to $162.3 million and adjusted EBITDA increasing to $57.4 million. "Five years ago GCI was reselling another provider's wireless products and had only 12,000 customers," said GCI president Ron Duncan. "Since then we have diligently built the only statewide wireless network and customers have responded in droves....

2010-08-02 08:00:00

ANCHORAGE, AK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ - Alaska, the largest state in the US, has selected Niche Record Management System (RMS) to manage its state law enforcement information. The agency is Alaska's Department of Public Safety (DPS), provider of police and other public safety services throughout the state through the Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST), the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) and the Division of Fire & Life Safety (FLS). Alaska is by far the largest US state - a...

2010-07-28 08:31:00

Six Drivers Continue on to National Competition ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Watts, of Anchorage, was named the best professional truck driver in Alaska after winning the straight truck competition and receiving the highest overall score in the six competing categories at the 2010 Alaska Truck Driving Championships. The annual event is sponsored by Alaska Trucking Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-30 15:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical and industrial MRO products, construction materials, and advanced integrated supply procurement outsourcing services, today announced that it has acquired the business of Potelcom Supply, Inc. headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Potelcom, a single branch operation with annual sales of approximately $25 million, supports the utility, industrial and government markets in...


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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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