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2009-03-10 11:17:00

The nation's first travel site to focus exclusively on discount lift tickets expands opportunities for local residents and tourists to hit the slopes in Lake Tahoe SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Liftopia.com, the online resource for skiers and riders to purchase discount lift tickets, announced today new partnerships with several of Lake Tahoe's leading ski resorts including Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Mt. Rose, and Homewood Mountain Resort. The new collaboration will allow...

2009-03-06 18:27:00

RENO, Nev., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameTech International, Inc. ("GameTech" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: GMTC), a leading designer, developer and marketer of electronic bingo equipment, bingo systems and video lottery terminals, has filed its first quarter results with the SEC and the Form 10-Q can be accessed via the internet Friday March 6, 2009, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. The Quarterly Report includes information about GameTech's financial position and results of...

2009-01-30 18:17:00

RENO, Nev., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameTech International, Inc. ("GameTech" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: GMTC), a leading designer, developer and marketer of electronic bingo equipment, bingo systems and video lottery terminals, 2008 Annual Report to the shareholders and its Form 10-K will be posted on the internet on Friday January 30, 2009, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. The Annual Report will include the annual letter to shareholders and other information about...

2009-01-08 06:00:00

RENO, Nev., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today it has leased 120,000 square feet of recently completed industrial space near Reno, Nevada to CommScope, a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. CommScope will occupy the space at Patrick Industrial Park, a distribution park located east of Reno in McCarran, Nevada. The company will utilize the space to support regional...

2008-09-22 09:00:41

RENO, Nev., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Metals Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: GNMT) , an aggressive junior exploration and development company, today announced that the company's CEO, Steve Parent, is featured in an exclusive interview on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show. The interview gives viewers an overview of the company, and the significance of the company's latest press release. To view the clip in its entirety, visit:...

2008-09-05 15:00:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald J. Tenpas, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, will participate in the Truckee River Operating Agreement signing ceremony, a historic reservoir operations agreement between the United States, the states of California and Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians. The ceremony will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008, at 12:00 P.M. PDT. WHO:...

2008-08-29 06:00:18

By Janis Mara Once a year, Jim Mathers of Livermore motors up to Tahoe, stopping at his favorite cheap Arco station en route and visiting Pyramid Lake. Total gas consumed: One tank each way, and about a half-tank for sightseeing in between. Mathers' Tahoe trips demonstrate that even with sky-high gas prices, it's not necessary to break the bank to have a fun trip. For a Labor Day jaunt that's easy on the wallet and the environment, here are some excursions that take one tank of gas, or...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

A bear cub is recovering at a California animal center after a firefighter spotted it wobbling along the road on burned paws, officials say. Adam Deem, 32, a forester with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, was driving Thursday through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest outside Redding, Calif., when he saw the black bear cub in the road, the Los Angeles Times reported. Deem said noticed the lost cub had scorched fur and paws. He said he decided to take the cub with...

2008-07-06 12:00:16

By Scott Sonner Associated Press RENO, Nev. -- An arts and cultural festival that began 13 years ago as an attempt to fill a tourism gap between the Reno Rodeo in June and the Hot August Nights car rally is coming of age as a key component of civic leaders' efforts to revive the city's image and restore its sense of community. The monthlong Artown festival offers free events each day of July in a downtown park along the Truckee River as well as ticketed- performances at area stages and...

2006-06-14 17:35:00

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Officials are looking to capture some of Lake Tahoe's biggest polluters: Canada geese. A sewage spill at the lake last summer "is nothing compared to what's happening with these geese," said Jack Spencer, a federal Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist. Spencer said the bottom of Lake Tahoe is covered by up to two inches of goose feces in some areas. A 10-pound Canada goose can produce four pounds of nitrate- and phosphate-rich feces every day it...


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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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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.'