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2010-04-01 10:00:00

LONGVIEW, Wash., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Equa-Chlor, Inc. today announced increased operating profits in 2009, less than eleven months after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, a producer and marketer of chemicals used in several industrial applications, attributed the profitability gain to a new product launch, termination of an unprofitable product line and a more flexible production platform. "We were pleased to enter 2010 with excellent momentum, running at full...

2009-06-03 11:56:00

KALAMA, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- United Harvest, LLC announced today plans to improve and modernize the company's Kalama, Wash. export facility. The first phase of improvements will involve a rail yard expansion that will significantly increase inbound rail capacity and reduce a logistical bottleneck around daily receipt of those rail cars. "We're expanding our inbound rail capacity by 100 percent, which will result in faster turnarounds, greater efficiencies and overall...

2008-10-08 21:00:15

By John Branton Rescuers from Clark and Cowlitz counties late Tuesday were looking for a man who was swept into the North Fork of the Lewis River near the Happa Road Boat Launch, several miles east of Woodland. About 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, 911 dispatchers radioed that a 42-year- old man who'd been fishing had fallen into the river from an island near the boat launch. The area is in far north Clark County off Northeast Etna Road, which spurs off Cedar Creek Road. His friends had been looking...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By KATHIE DURBIN Republican state Rep. Ed Orcutt of Kalama, a fiscal conservative and a steadfast supporter of the state's timber industry during eight years in Olympia, faces Democrat Jonathan Fant of Battle Ground in his run for a fifth term representing the 18th District. Fant is an engineer and small-business owner. The 18th includes Ridgefield, La Center, Camas, most of Washougal, and unincorporated parts of north Clark County and south Cowlitz County. Orcutt, a consulting...

2008-08-05 21:00:22

By LAURA McVICKER An 11-year-old autistic Portland boy, lost for two nights in wilderness near Mount St. Helens, was found safe Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., Alex Irvin walked to the clearing of the Siouxon trailhead as searchers were mobilizing with dogs. He wasn't injured, although he was hungry, said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. "All of the sudden, here he came out of the trail," Cox said. "We were real fortunate." Alex wandered away from his father Saturday afternoon...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

Operating licenses for four hydroelectric projects along the Lewis River in Washington have been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The licenses allow three Pacific Power hydro projects called Merwin, Yale and Swift 1 to operate for 50 years. In addition, a project called Swift 2 owned by the Cowlitz County Public Utility District will also get a 50-year contract. Future capital investment over the 50-year license period will total $400 million by PacifiCorp and $38...

2008-07-25 21:00:21

By ERIK ROBINSON The federal license for Merwin Dam and three other Lewis River power projects has been renewed for 50 years. Pacific Power will get into the fish transportation business by the end of 2012. For 77 years, a 313-foot-high concrete plug has stopped the migration of salmon and steelhead in the North Fork of the Lewis River. That will change under a set of new hydroelectric operating licenses issued by federal energy regulators. The old licenses expired in 2006, and the...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 25--Pacific Power will get into the fish transportation business by the end of 2012. For 77 years, a 313-foot-high concrete plug has stopped the migration of salmon and steelhead in the North Fork of the Lewis River. That will change under a set of new hydroelectric operating licenses issued by federal energy regulators. The old licenses expired in 2006, and the utilities had been operating on year-by-year renewals since then....

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2005-05-08 17:25:09

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. (AP) -- Johnston Ridge Observatory reopened to the public Friday, seven months after it was closed because of new activity at Mount St. Helens. From the observatory, visitors can look five miles into the crater of Mount St. Helens where a steaming lava dome has been growing since October. On Friday, however, clouds obscured the view. It may be a couple of days before the weather clears enough for visitors at the observatory to get a better view of...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.