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2014-04-07 08:23:30

VANCOUVER, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that Rio Tinto has advised management that it intends to divest of its 19.1% shareholding in Northern Dynasty by way of gifting its shares to two Alaskan charitable foundations. This decision follows Rio Tinto's December 23, 2013 announcement of a strategic asset review, to include its shareholding in Northern Dynasty. Northern Dynasty...

2014-02-28 16:21:50

VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") acknowledges that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to investigate potential impacts on aquatic habitat and fisheries associated with mine development in southwest Alaska. This EPA process, which is a continuation of the Bristol Bay Assessment study initiated in 2011, will include consultation...

2014-02-04 08:24:05

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announced today that Thomas C. (Tom) Collier, a respected US regulatory lawyer based in Washington DC and former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Interior, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP), replacing John Shively. Collier has served as senior external counsel to...

2010-12-28 00:00:37

Construction on TERRA-SW to Begin in January, Bringing Jobs to Bristol Bay and the Y-K Delta Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Communication Corporation (GCI), today announced the selection of Marsh Creek, LLC (Marsh Creek) as the prime contractor for 11 new TERRA-Southwest (TERRA-SW) microwave communication sites. TERRA-SW is UUI's project to extend terrestrial broadband service for the first time to Bristol Bay and the...

2008-06-09 15:00:14

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GCI announced today the completion of its acquisition of the communication subsidiaries of United Companies, Inc., a holding company owned by Sea Lion Corporation and Togiak Natives Limited, the Alaska Native village corporations for Hooper Bay and Togiak. The acquisition was completed on June 3, 2008. Under terms of the acquisition, GCI paid approximately $42 million in cash (including certain transaction costs) for the stock of:...

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2005-08-09 05:35:02

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Southwest Alaska's sea otters, which came back from the brink of extinction in the 1800s, are facing another dramatic decline and could be named a "threatened" species as early as Tuesday. There are no clear answers why the population across a wide swath of Alaska has plummeted or how to reverse the decline, said Douglas Burn, leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's sea otter program. "It is a complex task, partly because we don't know with 100 percent certainty...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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