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2008-07-24 15:01:02

By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 24--The Department of Energy has agreed in principle with a proposal that could mean continued use of Rattlesnake Mountain for emergency and other radio communication and possible limited operation of the Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory. DOE responded this week to a proposal by Energy Northwest to consolidate public communication systems into a single new tower and then tear down the old towers scattered on the mountaintop. An...

2008-06-20 12:00:19

By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 20--The Department of Energy has determined that its Rattlesnake Mountain land is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places because of its tribal history. But after facing a riled-up crowd at a Prosser meeting this week, it has decided to produce a third version of a registration form to resubmit to the Washington State Preservation Office. About 35 people attended the meeting, mostly ranchers on or near...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.