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2011-07-03 00:01:47

This month, Gila Tools, a premier online supplier and manufacturer of diamond tools and other construction equipment, showcases its tile saw selection. The company's tile saw catalogue features well-known industry brands such as Husqvarna, Diamond Products and MK Diamond. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Gila Tools, a leading online supplier of diamond tools and other construction equipment, proudly showcases its tile saw collection. The California-based company's tile saw...

2011-06-02 12:44:33

Who would have thought that Gila monster saliva would be the inspiration for a blockbuster new drug for Type 2 diabetes? Or that medicines for chronic pain, heart attacks, high blood pressure and stroke would emerge from venom of the Magician's cone snail, the saw-scaled viper, the Brazilian lancehead snake and the Southeastern pygmy rattlesnake? These are just some of the sources contributing to the emergence of potential new drugs based on "peptides" that is the topic of the cover story in...

2011-04-21 12:00:00

SANTA FE, N.M., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next week, Silver City, New Mexico, gears up to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Now in its 25th year, the cycling stage race, which began in 1987, is staking its claim as the nation's most historic, thanks to the dramatic backdrop on which the race itself is set. Running April 27-May 1, 2011, riders in the SRAM Tour of the Gila center their remarkable adventure in Silver City, New Mexico, near the birthplace of...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By KARL F MOFFATT Gila: Iron Creek has two-bag limit, open all year For many anglers, July 1 has always meant opening day on the spectacular and now wildly popular Valle Vidal in Northern New Mexico. But this year savvy anglers can beat the crowds by heading south into the rugged Gila Wilderness to stalk the rare and beautiful Gila trout. Fresh off the endangered species list after a long-running, and often heroic, recovery effort, the Gila trout is up for grabs in three creeks in the...

2006-04-11 18:56:27

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of 70 animals and plants to determine if they still need protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the agency said Tuesday. The majority of the species are found in Hawaii, with some in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Guam. The best known is the woodland caribou, found in a small area along the Washington-Idaho border. The review is routine and conducted every five years. All interested parties can submit...

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2005-05-11 07:29:55

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hundreds of endangered Gila chub fish evacuated from Sabino Creek in the wake of a fire that sent erosion and ash into the water were taken home Tuesday. Using nets and an electric-shock device, biologists and volunteers scooped out nearly 1,000 Gila chub from the creek in July 2003 because they were worried the fish could be wiped out by ash and debris. Since then, they've been living and breeding in captivity. But on Tuesday, 550 of the fish were redeposited into three...


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2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...

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2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the unrelated sea chubs of the family Kyphosidae. It is also a regional name for fish such as Shortnose...

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2007-04-10 16:30:46

Gila is a genus of fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, native to North America and Central America. Species of this family are referred to as chubs. Several members of the family are endangered or extinct due to loss of habitat causing by diversion or overuse of water resources, particularly in the western United States.

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2005-06-22 14:17:05

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is one of the two known species of venomous lizards. This lizard lives in the deserts of the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico. It is a heavy, slow moving lizard and can measure up to 2 feet (60 cm) in length. Its skin has the appearance of beads in the colors black, pink, orange, and yellow, laid down in intricate patterns across the animal's body. Unlike a snake, the Gila monster envenomates its victim through grooves in the teeth of its...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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