Latest Okanogan County, Washington Stories

2011-05-19 14:05:00

CARMEL, Ind., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ACES Power Marketing (APM) - a nationally recognized wholesale energy risk management and transaction execution service company - has entered into a long-term services agreement with Okanogan County Public Utility District No. 1, located in Washington State, to assist Okanogan's current Slice manager by monitoring Slice Contract schedules during non-business (off-peak) hours and, advising on necessary schedule changes. Okanogan's current Slice...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard. The ban, which took effect Friday, means building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire are prohibited. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are allowed. Campfires are permitted in the...

2006-02-22 06:45:31

MAZAMA, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest. Biologists are hoping to learn more about the habits and range of the elusive creatures known for their ferocious nature. "No one's ever studied them in the Pacific states before," said Keith Aubry, who's heading the pilot study through the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. Biologists caught their first one just over a week...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.