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2008-07-19 12:00:28

By Mary Hopkin, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 19--The Columbia River was the backdrop Friday as Gov. Chris Gregoire announced state funding for two new water supply projects in the Tri-Cities and a landmark agreement that could lead to new state water permits for the first time in 30 years. "Nowhere is water more essential to the environmental and economic welfare of a region than here," Gregoire told a group of Tri-City leaders gathered poolside at the Clover Island Inn for the...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- Rural communities could see improved air ambulance service under a bill introduced Thursday in Congress by Washington Republican Reps. Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The bill would amend the tax code to allow tax-exempt bond financing for aircraft that exclusively provide emergency medical services, according to a joint statement from Hastings and McMorris Rodgers. The proposal would make it more affordable for...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 17--YAKIMA -- Anticipation over a possible sockeye fishing season at Lake Wenatchee has blossomed to even greater levels over the past several days as two other similar fisheries appear unlikely to happen. Hoped-for sockeye seasons on Lake Washington and Skagit County's Baker Lake "are both virtually a no-go," said John Easterbrooks, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's regional fish program manager. "It was open for...

2008-07-17 00:00:32

By Pratik Joshi, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 16--Benton County Commissioner Claude Oliver hopes to build on the discussions he recently had in Chicago to promote nuclear energy and medical isotopes. Oliver led a Tri-City delegation to the annual convention of RainbowPUSH Coalition at the invitation of the Rev. Jesse Jackson to highlight the benefits of developing nuclear industry, particularly in the face of an impending energy crisis. The Tri-Cities has the necessary...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 14--The state Department of Ecology is planning a study that will broaden a federal effort to consider new reservoir sites in the thirsty Yakima Basin. Most notably, it means the agency wants to consider projects in addition to the proposed Black Rock reservoir. "The hope is to just bring more options to the table," agency spokeswoman Joye Redfield-Wilder said last week. The federal study that considered Black Rock was set up...

2008-07-10 21:00:16

LePage and Albert Phillippi parks along the lower John Day River have reopened after being closed due to nearby wild fires. Fire and law enforcement personnel evacuated the parks on Thursday and closed Bigelow Canyon. LePage Park is at exit 114 off Interstate 84, about five miles east of Rufus, Ore. It has a boat ramp, 22 paved camping sites, tent camping on a lawn, a swimming beach, tables and a shower. Phillippi Park is boat-access only about three miles up the John Day River on the...

2008-07-10 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and- release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf Langness, a biologist for the Washington...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 10--LePage and Phlillippi parks along the lower John Day River have reopened after being closed due to nearby wild fires. Fire and law enforcement personnel evacuated the parks on Thursday and closed Bigelow Canyon. LePage Park is at exit 114 off Interstate 84, about five miles east of Rufus, Ore. It has a boat ramp, 22 paved camping sites, tent camping on a lawn, a swimming beach, tables and a shower. Phillippi Park is boat-access only...

2008-07-10 00:00:15

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 9--WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than $2 billion for work at Hanford, including nearly $222 million more than was requested in the president's budget, has been included in the Senate's 2009 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced Tuesday. The bill includes money for Hanford cleanup and for alternative energy production, Murray said in a prepared statement. The senior member of the subcommittee that...

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Allen Thomas, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 8--Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and-release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf...


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Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....

2012-06-15 07:32:22

Symbol: GRCO Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   GRNAC Grindelia nana Nutt. ssp. columbiana Piper   GRNAD Grindelia nana Nutt. var. discoidea (Nutt.) A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:ID, OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

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2005-06-15 14:36:36

The Short-horned Lizard is a small lizard that occurs in North America. Like other horned lizards, it is often wrongly called the "Horned Toad", but it is not a toad at all. It is a reptile, not an amphibian. It is also one of five species of lizards found in Canada. Taxonomy The taxonomy of the Short-horned Lizard is in the midst of a major revision based on recent research. As of 2004, accepted nomenclature recognizes two species: Phrynosoma douglasii (Bell 1829), the Pygmy...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.