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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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