Usibelli Coala Mine buys Healy preschool

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008

HEALY - Usibelli Coal Mine will buy the Denali Pre-School and Learning Center.

The company will then lease it for a nominal fee to a new nonprofit group that has formed to operate the only day care in the Denali Borough.

The borough had been trying to negotiate with day care owner Shelly Merrell, but that was at a standstill. Usibelli officials stepped in, and the two sides agreed on a selling price. The price has not been disclosed.

The day care will remain open through April. Merrell will stay on as the administrator and help train the new team that takes over May 1.

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