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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...

2014-06-12 16:22:08

Survey also shows that 55% support EPA action in Bristol Bay ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group on behalf of Bristol Bay United finds that opposition to the Pebble Mine remains strong, with 62% of likely Alaskan voters opposing the mine and only 33% supporting it. The intensity gap is also stark; 47% are "strongly opposed" to the mine, while only 16% "strongly support" Pebble. Support crosses party lines, with 88%...

2014-05-29 23:04:46

GCI SchoolAccess Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Region, Provides Rich Educational Opportunities Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 GCI’s (NASDAQ:GNCMA) SchoolAccess, an organization created to meet the unique needs of Alaska’s students by leveraging technology and much-needed bandwidth to enhance the education process, today announced that five school districts in Southeast Alaska have selected GCI SchoolAccess to support their unique technology programs and deliver advanced...

2014-05-22 08:23:23

VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announces that the Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") has filed suit in U.S. District Court for Alaska to halt a regulatory process initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the Clean Water Act ("CWA"). PLP's complaint asserts that, in the absence of a permit application, EPA's Section 404(c)...

2014-05-01 23:10:55

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief financial officer search for Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital (YKDRH) in Bethel, Alaska. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions...

2014-05-01 23:02:47

Call for Nominations Opens May 1 Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Today, Alaska Communications announces its fourth annual Summer of Heroes program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska. The program recognizes five young Alaska heroes, plus one from the Employee Program, who are making a difference in Alaska communities. Each of the selected heroes will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the Alaska State Fair Aug. 24. The nomination period runs from May 1...

2014-04-16 12:24:05

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Dallas Safari Club, Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance, and others show strong support for protecting Bristol Bay WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 14 leading sportsmen's and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the co-sponsors of...

2014-04-10 12:33:02

Kirk Wickersham, Creator of FSBO System, Returns to Former College in New Role ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College is a great period of time for many people, and hopefully the start of a long, successful career. For Anchorage real estate expert Kirk Wickersham, his education has played a major role in his success, and his education began at the University of Alaska. The University of Alaska isn't a particularly large school, but the alumni have made a big...

2014-04-08 16:22:25

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI). Founded in 2008, Alaska Dispatch is an award-winning site at the forefront of the national movement toward independent online news. Alice Rogoff, a longtime supporter of journalism and a former chief financial officer of U.S. News and World Report, became the...

2014-04-08 08:21:19

TACOMA, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fast Freight, Inc. and American Relocation Services, a division of American Fast Freight, Inc., are expanding and will be opening their newest and largest freestanding cargo terminal in all of Kodiak Island on May 2(nd), 2014. The American Fast Freight Kodiak Terminal is a 6000 square foot terminal built 2 miles from the Port of Kodiak and has direct and easy access for deliveries via 40 foot containers, flat racks and temperature...


Latest Geography of 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...

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...

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...

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as far back as 12,500 years ago. The first American explorers to visit the region in nineteenth century,...

Denali National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:27:31

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the center of the state of Alaska in the United States. The park holds 4,740,911 acres of land, of which 1,304,242 acres comprise the reserve.  The area was once inhabited by Native Americans including the Athna, Athabaskans, and Tanana peoples, among others. The establishment of the park began in 1907, when Charles Alexander Sheldon visited the area in order to study the Dall sheep and its level of endangerment from human encroachment. In...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
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