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2013-03-18 16:22:59

WASILLA, Alaska, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharon S. Hawn is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Media Services as a result of her role as Owner and Founder of Golden H. Productions. Sharon has over 30 years of experience in the Media Industry and is extremely proficient in the areas of Short Films; Documentaries; Education; Entertainment; Technology; Film Production; as well as Digital Storytelling. In addition, Sharon holds a Master's Degree...

2013-03-07 08:21:32

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is making investments in its Seward-based Kenai Fjords Tours operation and at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. CATC has committed to the construction of a new, 150-passenger catamaran for KFT to add to its 12-vessel fleet, with delivery anticipated in early 2014. Designed by Teknicraft of New Zealand and constructed by All American Marine in Bellingham, Wash., the new vessel will join two sister ships, the Aialik...

2013-02-14 23:00:45

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a lodge-based Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour, an alternate venue providing an educational and intimate way to savor and explore Alaska´s famed Inside Passage. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming July 28 to August 5, 2013, Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour. With five nights at the Gustavus Inn near Glacier...

2013-02-01 23:03:48

Public invited to February forums to learn more and provide feedback on forest use and issues Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Chugach National Forest officials announced today the beginning of the first phase of a three year planning process to revise the 2002 forest plan under a new National Forest System Planning Rule. The forest plan provides direction for managing resources and activities such as recreation, fish and wildlife habitat, historic and sacred sites, vegetation,...

2012-11-15 08:23:58

VANCOUVER, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Late last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final judgment of a panel of independent experts retained to review its work to date on the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment (BBWA), in a report entitled 'External Peer Review of EPA's Draft Document: An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska." In a wide-ranging critique of the draft report's methodology and findings, Peer...

2012-11-09 20:21:53

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it has agreed to the purchase of three Alaska broadcast stations: CBS affiliate KTVA-TV of Anchorage and NBC affiliates KATH-TV in Juneau and KSCT-TV of Sitka. Denali Media Holdings will purchase KTVA-TV from Alaska Broadcasting Company, Inc./Media News Group (Affiliated Media Inc. FCC Trust) of Denver, Colorado. Affiliates KATH-TV and...

2012-11-07 16:30:22

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today reported its third quarter 2012 results with revenues increasing to $178.5 million over revenues of $177.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 5.8 percent or $3.7 million from the third quarter of 2011 EBITDA of $63.1 million. GCI's third quarter 2012 net income totaled $3.7 million or earnings per diluted share of $0.09, a decrease from net...

2012-11-01 15:21:37

SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, Holland America Line will expand its Alaska CruiseTour program with some notable additions, including three new Triple Denali itineraries, four new short pre/post "Sampler" tours for guests with limited time and other enhancements to existing CruiseTours. Holland America Line also designed four of its most popular tours to allow them to begin and end in Seattle. Ranging in total length from 10 to 20 days, all CruiseTours combine a three-, four-...

2012-10-15 15:24:40

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it is moving ahead with the expansion of the TERRA terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska. Phase 3 of the TERRA-Northwest (TERRA-NW) initiative will build six new microwave sites between Shaktoolik and Kotzebue, and will enable future TERRA expansion throughout the Northwest Arctic. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/SF93252) Phase 3 of TERRA-NW will offer...

2012-10-11 04:03:19

Kenai Heli Ski opens in February, guaranteeing 100,000 vertical feet. SELDOVIA, Alaska (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Thrill seekers have a new option when helicopter skiing in Alaska. Based in Seldovia, Alaska, Kenai Heli Ski is opening its doors in February 2013. “Some of the world´s most remote and exclusive terrain, in Alaska´s Kenai Mountains, is now available to skiers and snowboards,” said Kenai Heli Ski´s co-owner Njord Rota. “In good weather or bad, we...


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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