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2012-04-11 23:00:32

Over 280 bird species migrate west to one of the most significant and internationally recognized wetlands, Lahontan Valley. Here is where the annual Spring Wings Bird Festival Takes Place. Pony Express Territory, Fallon, NV (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 “It´s a great time to visit all things flying,” said Susan Sawyer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. The 15th annual nonprofit Spring Wings Bird Festival takes place May 18, 19, and 20 in Fallon,...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

Technology Company Recognized for Growth and Innovation Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Understand.com, a global medical education company headquartered in downtown Reno, was one of two technology companies named “Software Company of the Year” by the 2012 NCET Technology Awards and Reno Gazette-Journal Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. These awards recognize companies and individuals that have significantly enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology community....


Latest Great Basin Reference Libraries

Great Basin National Park
2013-04-17 17:12:12

Great Basin National Park is located in Nevada in the United States. The park holds 77,180 acres of land in the arid mountainous area between the Wasatch Mountains and Sierra Nevada mountain range, known as the Great Basin. It is located in the east central portion of Nevada about 290 miles from Las Vegas. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding established the area around and within the Lehman Caves, a popular tourist attraction, as a national monument and in 1986, the area was merged with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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