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2014-08-25 23:09:16

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, Alaska, has hired Jeff Comer as chief executive officer. A veteran healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Comer will assume his new duties at Sitka Community Hospital on September 15. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith,...

2014-08-22 08:23:28

SITKA, Ala., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Why do many weight-loss programs fail? Why are there so many contradicting weight-loss approaches presented in the media? From dietary nutritionists to fitness gurus, many have offered their insights and ideas of the best weight-loss program to answer today's obesity problem; but not all have been healthy to the program users. That's why author Harold Kalve brings forth this only comprehensive explanation of the obesity epidemic and the only...

2014-05-01 23:10:58

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, 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 firm dedicated exclusively...

2011-07-11 05:00:00

SITKA, Alaska, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Angling Unlimited has discovered the best way to connect grandparents and their grandchildren: two fishing rods, the Alaskan wilderness and a sea full of silver salmon. The charter fishing company, based out of Sitka in Southeast Alaska, has created an event that offers grandparents and their grandkids an opportunity to bond across the generations through learning and world-class sport fishing. (Logo:...

2011-04-04 17:55:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in May 2012, Holland America Line will feature four Alaska cruise itineraries on seven of its mid-sized vessels, totaling 130 departures from May 2 through Sept. 23. The extensive itinerary offerings will increase the line's guest capacity in the region by nearly 6 percent. Guests can choose from a selection of seven- to 14-day cruises that sail roundtrip from Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, British Columbia, and also between Vancouver and...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Charter organizations are anxious for Governor Parnell to weigh in on protecting Southeast Alaskan jobs and local economies tied to charter halibut harvest. Overly restrictive regulations developed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission will needlessly cost Southeast communities. Sitka, Alaska (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 The Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO) and Alaska Charter Association (ACA) call for Governor Parnell to step off the sidelines and weigh-in on the 37"...

2010-08-09 07:00:00

LINCOLN CITY, Ore., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the sole sponsor of Sitka Center for Art & Ecology's birthday celebrating the organization's 40-year history of providing educational experiences in art and ecology. The celebration will be held August 28, 2010 at the Sitka Center, 56606 Sitka Drive, Otis, Oregon, and will feature noted author David Duncan, lunch, art and music activities, a concert and potluck. West Coast Bank Coast District Manager-Senior Vice...

2010-04-19 19:16:00

SITKA, Alaska, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AoTuroaLED USA announced today that a high school in Alaska has begun transitioning from fluorescent lighting to the company's LED retrofit kits that are brighter, as much as 70% less power, and longer lifetime. Power prices in Sitka, Alaska are some of the highest in North America as power generation is from diesel generators. The AoTuroaLED retrofit kits drop into existing fixtures and do not require for the fixtures to be replaced, reducing the...

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2009-05-22 07:58:25

Marine mammal videotaped stealing fish provides information about animal's physical features For decades scientists have been intrigued by the variety of sounds emitted by sperm whales, partly due to a popular theory that suggests that the sounds might contain information about the animals' size. But historically it has been extremely difficult to demonstrate that these curious clicking noises can reveal information about the physical characteristics of the massive marine mammals. Now,...

2009-04-09 12:08:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A specially painted Alaska Airlines jet adorned with a Sitka high school student's winning design touched down in Sitka, Alaska, this morning, to celebrate 50 years of Alaska statehood. The unique livery on a Boeing 737-400 aircraft dubbed the "Spirit of Alaska Statehood" was created by 16-year-old Hannah Hamberg. It features a musher and sled dog, state ferry, Native Alaskan canoe, bear and whale, along with the statement, "We're all...


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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