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2014-10-23 16:21:05

ANCHORAGE, Ala., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Next year, as many as 650 middle school students from rural, native communities in Alaska will have the opportunity to dream a little bigger, thanks to a three-year partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP). A three-year, $1 million grant from Alaska Airlines will help transport Alaska students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to Anchorage to attend ANSEP's award-winning Middle School...

2014-10-23 12:24:02

Bess The Book Bus, Miss Virginia Organization Titleholders, Giving Tree Music Join Local CITGO Marketer at 41st Annual Neptune Festival VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corporation were fueling good in support of the Virginia Beach community in September. On Sept. 26, PAPCO, along with special guests CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip hosts Adam and Diego, local Miss Virginia Organization representatives and Bess the...

2014-10-23 12:24:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), which works to turn environmental values into Pennsylvania priorities, announced its endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor of Pennsylvania. "It's clearly time for a change in Harrisburg," said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of CVPA. "We need new leadership that will protect our air, water and public health and will recognize both the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy. Tom...

2014-10-23 12:23:58

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA) will report its third quarter results on Thursday, October 30, in a news release before the stock markets open. The company will hold an analyst conference call that day at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the third quarter earnings. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131105/LA10343LOGO All parties interested in listening may do so through a live Webcast on the Internet or by...

2014-10-23 12:23:24

FPL, Babcock Ranch and Lee County Electric Cooperative reach an agreement enabling Babcock Ranch development to proceed JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District (ISD) and Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) today announced a settlement agreement that addresses the parties' outstanding issues and provides a path forward for Babcock Ranch development. Part of the settlement...

2014-10-23 08:39:13

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M/I Homes, Inc. (NYSE:MHO) announces the following Webcast: What: M/I Homes, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Webcast When: October 23, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Where: http://www.mihomes.com How: Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the address above. If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site...

2014-10-23 08:31:19

Donations Support Global Athletic Scholarship Fund & Outreach Programs MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153694LOGO "The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000," said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee,...

2014-10-23 08:29:21

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces the opening of a new $2 million exhibition entitled The 12 Days of Christmas. Unique in the world, the exhibit will open on the garden grounds on November 16 and run through January 4, 2015. Tickets are selling fast with some nights almost selling out. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets now for nighttime viewing of this magnificent holiday exhibit that will be Dallas' newest holiday...

2014-10-22 23:15:20

This new DFW-area facility will be joining Nova’s 46 other centers across Texas, Georgia and Tennessee Arlington, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Occupational medicine company, Nova Medical Centers, is excited to announce the opening its newest occupational medical center in Arlington, Texas. This new DFW-area facility will be joining Nova’s 46 other centers across Texas, Georgia and Tennessee and will be the ninth Dallas/Fort Worth area location for the company. The Arlington center will...

2014-10-22 23:14:00

Rare insect now on display at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 New Roads School students and amateur entomologists Will Pulier, Craig Barrett and Justin An made an important discovery on campus in early October. The 10th grade students found a large bee crawling around on campus, collected it in a cup and brought it to their biology teacher, Eric Cleveland. Together, they identified the insect as a Carpenter Bee of the genus...


Latest Geography of the United States Reference Libraries

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

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