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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...

2011-03-17 14:04:00

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2011-03-11 13:13:00

LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for its attention-grabbing ad campaigns in Southern California and New Jersey, the Nevada Development Authority is now targeting business owners in Chicago, inviting them to make a move to the Silver State. In response to significant income and corporate tax increases in Illinois, the Las Vegas-based economic diversification agency launched ads on Chicago television stations, prompting executives to consider Nevada's two favorable climates:...

2011-03-10 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an audio news conference to release new data about American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. The data show the number of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned businesses, sales and receipts at the national, state and...

2011-03-07 12:45:00

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether one is hooked on American Idol or an elite patron of the arts, music and dance buffs love to discover new talent. This summer, Crystal Cruises is treating guests to its own performance series of high-caliber "Emerging Artists" during its new Alaska season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110307/LA60495) Via a partnership with The Music Center - Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, seven May-August "Experiences of...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

A student team of five from BASIS Scottsdale wins opportunity to represent Arizona at the National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. on an all-expense paid trip Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 On Saturday, February 26th, seventeen teams from across the state of Arizona participated in what was the fifth consecutive Arizona Middle School Science Bowl. The event was held at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University and drew nearly 100 student enthusiasts in grades sixth...

2011-03-02 18:07:00

SEATTLE, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 19.0 percent increase in traffic on a 16.5 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 1.7-point increase in load factor to 81.5 percent. Alaska also reported that 82.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in February, a 4.1-point decrease compared to the 86.2...

2011-02-28 17:48:00

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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'