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2011-05-24 00:00:30

TERRA-SW today announced the arrival of barges carrying the material and equipment needed to continue construction this summer to extend terrestrial broadband service to Bristol Bay and the Y-K Delta. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 TERRA-Southwest (TERRA-SW) today announced the arrival of barges carrying the material and equipment needed to continue construction this summer to extend terrestrial broadband service to Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta). TERRA-SW is...

2011-05-23 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.3% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Alaska Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alaska gained 434 industrial jobs from April 2010 to April 2011. Manufacturers' News reports Alaska is home to 916 manufacturers employing 33,491 workers. "The recovery is gaining momentum in Alaska and across the...

2011-05-19 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Several of Nevada's top voices for economic development - the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Nevada Development Authority, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Commission on Tourism - have joined together in a first-time effort to reach millions of business and leisure travelers throughout the nation. In June, Delta Air Lines' popular Sky magazine will publish a 30-page feature on Nevada, including pertinent...

2011-05-03 18:59:00

SEATTLE, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an 18.1 percent increase in traffic on a 15.3 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.0-point increase in load factor to a record 84.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 89.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, a 1.4-point decrease compared to the 90.9...

2011-04-29 09:42:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Auric Mining Company (OTC: AUMY.PK) (the "Company") is pleased to report that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Homestead Tonopah Gold LLC, a Nevada Corporation located in Carson City, Nevada. The terms of the agreement will be disclosed upon closing. Homestead Tonopah Gold owns a 50% interest, by virtue of a joint venture agreement, in a substantial gold bearing property located near Tonopah, Nevada. The property...

2011-04-27 15:03:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska West Express received the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award for local cartage from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet April 21. Alaska West Express was recognized for its safety performance in 2010, including accident rates, driver training and safety programs and vehicle maintenance. The company received the ATA's Safe Truck Fleet Most Improved Award in 2009. The ATA sponsors the safety...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter highlights: Record first-quarter net income, excluding special items, of $29.5 million, or $0.80 per diluted share--more than double the $13.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, reported in the first quarter of 2010. This compares to a First Call mean estimate of $0.71 per share. Net income under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $74.2 million, or $2.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.3 million, or...

2011-04-20 15:06:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced the release of "The SILVER Spark for Nevada: Sustainable Innovation Leading a Vital Economic Renaissance," a report highlighting Nevada's industry innovation strength areas with the commercialization potential to form the foundation of a more diverse economy for the state. The report was jointly released by the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Nevada Commission on Economic...

2011-04-04 18:52:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 19.3 percent increase in traffic on a 15.3 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.9-point increase in load factor to a record 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported that 82.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in March, a 4.6-point decrease compared to the 87.2...

2011-03-21 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the announcement of a 2010 calendar year total of $92 million in revenue generated from film and production, the Nevada Film Office's (NFO) total cumulative recorded revenues have now surpassed $2 billion since its inception in 1982. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/DC20557LOGO) "What impresses me most about the production revenue figures reaching $2 billion is the fact that the first billion took 19 years to be...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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