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2014-07-09 23:09:31

Alaska Fishing Directory announces their new website to better connect with customers and show more about their services online. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Alaska Fishing Directory announced their new website to better connect with their customers and to show more about their services online. Customers can now visit their website at http://www.alaska-fishing-directory.com/ and view their services online. Alaska Fishing Directory is the one-stop site that is dedicated to fishing...

2014-06-18 23:00:44

The First Annual Oregon City Games Will Take Place in Bend, Oregon from June 18-22, 2014 Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Today marks the kick off ceremony for the inaugural Oregon Senior Games. The Oregon Senior Games offer athletes 50 and older an arena to compete for a slot at the National Senior Games, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015. Avamere employees from Bend Transitional Care are proud to be Presenting Sponsors of the games and cheer on the contestants in...

2014-06-05 08:25:41

FLORENCE, Ore., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new campaign launched by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to come to the scenic Oregon Coast to experience the many "uncurbed" adventures available along 20 miles of beautiful coastline. With more adventure travelers seeking excitement, the area is becoming popular as an overnight destination offering thrilling activities for all ages. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94631 Photo -...

2014-05-31 23:06:51

Chief Executive, Richard Monroy, and the management team at Millennium Exploration Company, LLC announce the successful completion of the Lake Alaska #1 well. The vertical well flowed back approximately 147 barrels of sweet light crude oil per day upon initial test. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Chief Executive, Richard Monroy, and the management team at Millennium Exploration Company, LLC announce the successful completion of the Lake Alaska #1 well. The vertical well flowed...

2014-05-01 23:02:47

Call for Nominations Opens May 1 Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Today, Alaska Communications announces its fourth annual Summer of Heroes program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska. The program recognizes five young Alaska heroes, plus one from the Employee Program, who are making a difference in Alaska communities. Each of the selected heroes will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the Alaska State Fair Aug. 24. The nomination period runs from May 1...

2014-03-04 12:25:46

With the 2014 enrollment deadline approaching, Oregonians can still find flexible, innovative plans--plus much more--as members of Oregon's Health CO-OP. PORTLAND, Ore., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than two months left in the open enrollment period, Oregon's Health CO-OP remains on the front end of providing access to health care designed by Oregonians for Oregonians. Simple from the start"Our charge from the beginning has been to keep things simple," says CEO Dr. Ralph...

Pineapple Express Brings Much Needed Rain To California
2014-02-12 14:08:54

[ Watch The Video: GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’ ] NASA A new animation made at NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the "Pineapple Express" bringing much needed rain and snow to California from Feb. 7 to 9. A "Pineapple Express" is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation. In this case, much-needed rain falls in central California, which was suffering from a severe drought....

2014-02-07 12:25:10

Transwestern and Delta Associates Name TrendSetters of the Year: Capitol Riverfront BID's Michael Stevens and StonebridgeCarras' George Carras and Doug Firstenberg WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern, along with its research affiliate, Delta Associates, and their sponsors, Baker Tilly and PNC Real Estate, today announced they held their 17(th) annual Washington, D.C. TrendLines(®) event on Feb. 6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. As part of...

2014-02-06 08:34:39

TUALATIN, Ore., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and distributor of personal electronics globally, today announced two senior-level promotions and the hire of a new General Manager in a move to strengthen product development, marketing and business-to-business initiatives to encourage growth in the North American region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/NE59713LOGO) Ryan Else joined Oregon Scientific in January and brings more...

2014-01-31 23:33:22

Naturalist Journeys announces a new birding tour to showcase three distinct environments that in combination allow for fabulous Pacific Northwest birdwatching: the only temperate rainforest in the contiguous 48 states, one of the wildest, most scenic coastlines in the world, and the jagged, glacially-carved alpine splendor of the high Olympic Mountains. Tour participants join Seattle-based expert guide Woody Wheeler for a week-long birding and nature tour. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 31,...

Latest West Coast of the United States Reference Libraries

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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