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2009-09-17 07:00:00

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter sports coming on fast, the best value for season lift tickets is now available once again. The highly popular Mt. Hood Fusion Pass provides a single season pass for both Skibowl and Timberline that is valid all days and all nights, from October 2009 through Memorial Day, 2010. Mt. Hood Fusion Pass holders have the ultimate ticket to a bountiful 5,000 vertical feet and over 2,500 ski-able acres of terrain across over 100 runs...

2009-01-30 08:00:00

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Mt. Hood Skibowl, one of the oldest, consistently operated ski areas in the country, will mark its 80th year in operation by opening up its legendary ski jump hill to the public. "Come Fly with Us" is the theme for the Friday, Feb. 6 competitive ski jumping event to be followed by an awards ceremony and social. The Skibowl jump hill was originally developed by locals in 1928. By 1929, Skibowl gained wide-spread recognition after hosting an...

2008-09-03 21:00:13

By MARY ANN ALBRIGHT Filmmaker Darryl Roberts, second from left, greets Mountain View High School students, from left, Katrina Olsen, Eli Bauer, Danika Hamann and Millie Bernatovicz, all 17, before the local premiere of Roberts' film, "America the Beautiful," in Portland on Tuesday. "America the Beautiful" features former Wy'east Middle School students discussing the pressure they face to be beautiful. The film's premiere drew a crowd from Vancouver. Chicago filmmaker Darryl Roberts...

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2006-07-15 16:07:57

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. -- For all the talks interpretive guide Nick Racine has given to visitors about this volcano, standing on the crater rim and watching as the mountain pumps out tons of rock in its own rebirth left him nearly speechless. "Holy cow, it's incredible," said Racine, who is normally assigned to the Johnston Ridge Observatory on the other side of the volcano. "It's hard to describe." Racine joined a group of rangers, scientists and journalists in a five-hour ascent of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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