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2011-07-15 08:00:00

PHOENIX, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Gold Corp. (OTCBB: LBGO; "Liberty Gold" and/or "the Company") is pleased to announce that on April 5, 2011, the Company acquired a 60% interest in the 2,560-acre Moneyrock Property gold project, located 80 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Moneyrock project is surrounded by major gold projects and production, including the Pogo mine, which produced 389,808 troy ounces of gold in 2009,[1] Kinross Gold's Fort Knox mine, which is...

2011-05-23 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.3% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Alaska Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alaska gained 434 industrial jobs from April 2010 to April 2011. Manufacturers' News reports Alaska is home to 916 manufacturers employing 33,491 workers. "The recovery is gaining momentum in Alaska and across the...

2011-04-26 11:54:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute are hosting public meetings to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the NASA Sounding Rockets Program operations at the University's Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the environmental study will evaluate the effects of NASA's...

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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska, scientists said on Thursday. The skeletal remains appear to be those of a 3-year-old child buried some 11,500 years ago, and could provide rare insight into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples and the lives of early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, the scientists said. The remains were discovered in an ancient fire pit within an...

2011-01-26 12:00:00

To look at far off galaxies and ozone destruction closer to Earth Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado are preparing to launch two NASA sounding rockets for two experiments at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The launch window for both experiments opens on Jan. 26 and extends until Feb. 15. In the experiment set to launch on Jan. 26, if winds are favorable, researchers from the University of Colorado will use a rocket at the top of its arc 200 miles above...

2010-09-08 13:50:06

By Carin Stephens A University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist has teamed up with Alaska Power and Telephone to study how a new power-generating turbine affects fish in the Yukon River. So far, the news looks good for the fish. "In the brief testing that we have been able to accomplish, we have no indication that the turbine has killed or even injured any fish," said Andrew Seitz, project leader and assistant professor of fisheries. Alaska Power and Telephone installed the in-stream...

2010-01-25 21:05:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GCI (Nasdaq: GNCMA) received notice today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service ("RUS") had approved United Utilities, Inc's application for an $88 million loan/grant combination to extend terrestrial broadband service for the first time to Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta ("Y-K Delta"), an area roughly the size of the state of North Dakota. United Utilities, Inc. ("UUI") is a wholly owned subsidiary...

2010-01-11 15:00:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Freegold Ventures Limited - ITF: TSX ("Freegold") and Western Standard Metals Ltd. - WSM: TSX.V ("Western Standard") are pleased to announce that they have signed an Option Agreement whereby Western Standard may earn a 50% interest in the Golden Summit Project ("Project"), which is located in east central Alaska. The Project is host to a number of gold occurrences that are similar in age and style to several nearby multi-million ounce intrusion...


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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