Latest Great Basin Stories

2011-10-07 07:00:00

Wasatch Software, a Utah-based provider of technology products and services, announced today the acquisition of MedCHIT, an Idaho-based I.T. (information technology) services provider. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Wasatch Software, a Utah-based provider of technology products and services, announced today the acquisition of MedCHIT, an Idaho-based I.T. (information technology) services provider. In addition to serving as a reseller of Microsoft, HP, and other technology...

2011-07-26 05:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Nevada is predominantly known for its leisure and gambling scene. However, many adventurers out there can attest to the fact that Nevada is also a great place to strap on your motorcycle boots and hit the road, says BTO Sports, a leading retailer of dirt bike and motorcycle gear. Attractions in Nevada range from naturally inspiring geography to man-made wonders. "It's especially a great place to visit with your bike," a BTO...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

Utah-based SEO.com attends search industry leader's summer speaking tour. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Some have called Utah's technology industry "Silicon Slopes," because the tech sector is situated so close to the Wasatch Range. Adobe and Microsoft have offices in the state so it shouldn't surprise anyone that many search engine optimization firms call Utah home. Because search engine optimization is a newer field, many working in SEO are only in their 20s. Some of the top...

2011-06-06 11:30:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes announced their support for the proposed China Mountain Wind Project in the Twin Falls County, Idaho and Elko County, Nevada region. The project, being developed by China Mountain Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of RES America Developments Inc. and NV Energy, will bring renewable energy, new job creation and economic benefits to the area. In a news conference held Monday at the Idaho State Capitol, the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes...

2011-05-27 00:00:27

Reno, Nevada will participate for the first time as a partner with the fringe artists of NadaDada as they celebrate their fifth anniversary of transforming Reno's seedy hotels and motels into art exhibits. NadaDada 2011 will happen from June 16 to June 19, 2011 throughout downtown Reno. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 NadaDada artists from northern Nevada and France will join together for an exhibit entitled "Ordinarily Radical Mobile" as part of the annual NadaDada event that occurs in Reno...

2011-05-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, MAY 10: GOLDEN SPIKE DRIVEN Profile America -- Tuesday, May 10th. This is the anniversary of an event in 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah that symbolized the linking of America's east and west. In the ceremony, a golden spike was driven to join tracks of the Union Pacific and the Central...

2011-04-25 07:30:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FriendFinder Networks Inc., the parent company of the publisher of Penthouse Magazine announced today that the all new Penthouse Club Reno will have its Grand Opening Friday, April 29th, 2011, beginning with a VIP invitation only party from 7 pm - 10 pm. The Penthouse Club Reno, the largest gentlemen's club in the Reno-Tahoe area, reflects the brand's upscale hospitality in a multi-million dollar facility adjacent to the Reno-Tahoe Airport....

2011-04-15 07:00:00

TRUCKEE, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To round out Martis Camp's collection of one-of-a-kind amenities, the development team of this highly successful private golf and ski community located in North Lake Tahoe will open the Martis Camp Club's signature amenity this July: the Camp Lodge, an impressive and iconic architectural masterpiece. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101215/LA18431LOGO-c) From its site atop a 70-foot rock outcropping overlooking the 18th hole...

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...

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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'