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2014-09-18 23:10:59

The opening of the new air ambulance base in Grants Pass, Oregon means patients living in Southern Oregon will have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care. Medford, Oregon (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Oregon Lifeguard announced the opening of it newest fixed-wing air ambulance base in Grants Pass, Oregon to serve the citizens of the region with quick, high-quality air medical transportation. The airplane and crew will be able to respond to flight requests from Grants Pass and...

2014-09-18 20:20:39

BEND, Ore., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrol Services International (PSI) announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Scott Stewart, Lieutenant Colonel USAF, to provide security services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In addition to providing traditional services in Washington, D.C., this new division of PSI will operate under a unique classification of "Special Police" for the D.C. area, a designation issued only to select qualifying candidates by...

2014-09-17 16:29:51

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Glenn Perry to the role of vice president of the company's Embedded Systems Division. The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146807 "We believe there is great...

2014-09-17 12:27:58

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As teens head back to school, PEMCO Insurance is out with new poll results that show three-quarters of Northwest residents think that high school students get too little sleep during the school year. However, most agree that high school classes generally start at "about the right time." According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, a majority of respondents (74 percent) think that high school students in Washington and Oregon aren't...

2014-09-17 08:36:39

Newer Eateries Rule the List; Winning Restaurants Span 29 States with California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Restaurants Making the Strongest Showing and the Cities of Portland and Philadelphia Boasting the Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of our country's progressive food and dining culture, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014...

2014-09-17 08:22:25

Addition increases ability to meet rapidly growing demand MURRAY HILL, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, a division of Linde Gas North America LLC, has completed the capacity expansion to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen to its customers in the Hillsboro, Oregon area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b "Linde currently has two major production facilities in Oregon which collectively...

2014-09-17 08:20:39

~ Orders received since September 1, 2013 surpass $3.72 billion LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) announced today that it received new orders in its fourth quarter ended August 31, 2014 and through the date of this release for 15,000 railcar units valued at $1.37 billion. Orders announced today comprise a broad range of railcar types including tank cars, small cube covered hopper cars for sand and cement service, medium...

2014-09-16 23:06:52

Calling All Food Trucks! Extensis accepting nominations for food carts & trucks showcasing creativity and excellence in typography Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The food truck phenomena is sweeping the nation, with the number of vendors climbing well into the millions. With competition high - particularly in food truck epicenters like Portland, Ore., Austin, TX, Boston, Mass., Los Angeles, Calif., and New York, NY - it’s not just about good eats; it’s about having a...

2014-09-16 08:35:25

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Brandefined is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Oregonian's Top Workplaces. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146336 Brandefined began with a mission to provide superior marketing services to small businesses. They opened with two employees and big expectations. Within a few months, it became clear that their company's philosophy was embraced by other small business owners, as they...

2014-09-16 08:22:20

SALEM, Ore., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You spend a lot on auto insurance, and you want it to be there for you when you need it. Taking the right steps after an accident can help make sure you'll get the insurance coverage you deserve. The Oregon Insurance Division regulates insurance companies operating in Oregon, and offers the following tips for after an auto accident: -- Oregon law requires that you call the police, and also file a report with the DMV, if there is more...


Latest Oregon Reference Libraries

Northern Red-Legged Frog, Rana aurora
2014-09-11 11:41:10

The Northern Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian whose range is the coastal region extending from southwest British Colombia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Colombia, Oregon, and California. Being a member of the genus Rana, this species of frog is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog needs still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from its breeding...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that resembles holly, while the stems have a thick, cork-like appearance. The flowers of the plant grow in...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'