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2011-03-28 07:01:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced the commencement of operations to bring its Osprey offshore oil platform, located in the Cook Inlet of Alaska, out of lighthouse mode. Miller's wholly owned subsidiary, Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, ("CIE" or "Cook Inlet Energy") led by CEO David Hall, has completed its planning and received the necessary...

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2011-02-01 11:44:30

According to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology, fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska's Denali National Park. Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, told Reuters that the previously unknown birds were among a wide variety of birds that left fossilized tracks in Denali. "The skies over Denali were a pretty busy place," he said. The birds are considered a new species and...

2010-11-01 12:36:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq Global Market: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Cook Inlet Energy, LLC has obtained approval for a three year extension of the Susitna Basin Exploration License No. 2, ADL 390078 which encompasses 471,474 acres. The license makes up the majority of Miller's and Cook...

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2010-04-28 13:28:24

New research indicates that one of the largest fresh-water floods in Earth's history happened about 17,000 years ago and inundated a large area of Alaska that is now occupied in part by the city of Wasilla, widely known because of the 2008 presidential campaign. The event was one of at least four "megafloods" as Glacial Lake Atna breached ice dams and discharged water. The lake covered more than 3,500 square miles in the Copper River Basin northeast of Anchorage and Wasilla. The megaflood...

2009-11-23 13:26:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Line of Alaska has debuted its 2010 Alaska and the Yukon brochure and is now taking reservations for all 2010 tours - with a special offer of $500 off per couple when a six-day or longer tour is booked by Dec. 31, 2009. "Gray Line's special offer is a great incentive for folks to book their Alaska trip before the end of this year," said Mark Mumm, director of sales and marketing. "We offer many six- to 11-day tours throughout Alaska and the Yukon...

2009-11-16 07:15:00

WASILLA, Alaska, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong learning advocate and longtime resident of Wasilla, Alaska, Charles D. Hayes wants the world to know that not all Wasilla residents are Sarah Palin fans. Author of numerous books upholding the value of self-education, Hayes says many of us are embarrassed by former Governor Palin's vacuous chatter about subjects she clearly has no knowledge of. In his view, an American life, the subtitle of Palin's memoir, should be about more than...

2009-09-03 16:45:24

Officials with the Alaska State Fair said a giant green cabbage weighed at the event set a Guinness World Record at 125.9 pounds. Dean Phipps, marketing director for the fair, said Wasilla resident Steve Hubacek's cabbage, which sports 5-foot leaves and measures about 21 inches across its head, beat the previous cabbage weight record of 124 pounds, set in Wales in 1989, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. I was there when they put it on the scale, Phipps said. When they put it on,...

2009-08-14 16:59:12

Workers at an Alaska auto salvage company said a well-placed tire saved the lives of two kittens inside a truck that was crushed and loaded onto another truck. Gary Jacobsen, owner of Alaska Car Crushing just west of Wasilla, said the kittens apparently were living in a nest of shredded paper made by their mother under the seat of a 1970s-era GMC crew cab pickup that was put through the car crusher Aug. 1 and loaded onto a flatbed trailer with eight other vehicles on top for the weekend, the...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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