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2010-09-22 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Pacific Energy Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ASKE) a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and technology company, today announced that the Company has filed its financial results for three and six month periods ended July 31, 2010 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and has made progress on several, pending development milestones. In early June 2010, the Company announced that it had entered into a purchase...

2010-09-21 16:53:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Community leaders throughout Arizona have formed a coalition called ONE Arizona, comprised of 10 diverse non-profit organizations throughout the state. The group is leading an intense voter outreach campaign aimed at demonstrating the power of the Latino voter through the ballot box now and in the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/LA68916LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100921/LA68916LOGO ) "The Latino...

2010-09-21 09:30:00

SPARKS, Nev., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GPXM) is pleased to announce that on September 18, 2010, its Board of Directors appointed Mr. Donald Gunn to fill the vacant seat currently available on the Company's Board, effective immediately. "The appointment of Don Gunn to our Board of Directors provides the Company with strategic business and financial expertise," stated Tom Klein, CEO of Golden Phoenix. "Don is a shareholder in...

2010-09-17 09:30:00

SPARKS, Nev., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GPXM) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) with the transition of Kent Aveson from the Board of Directors to the TAC. The transition is intended to facilitate the Company's Royalty Mining Growth Strategy. "Our team members are focusing their efforts on key areas of planning and implementation," stated Tom Klein, CEO of Golden Phoenix. "We look...

2010-09-16 12:34:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force launches the Nevada's Promise website at www.nevadaspromise.org to educate Nevadans about the proposed solution to the massive yet solvable education crisis facing the state. The site contains an outline of the education challenges facing Nevada--including the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation--as well as comprehensive and bold solutions proposed by Nevada's Promise. Nevada's Promise...

2010-09-14 23:28:49

Californians lead national trend to reassess seniors' economic needs; new data to be released today at state Capitol Data and research on what it really takes for seniors to make ends meet in each of California's 58 counties will be released today at the state Capitol in Sacramento. The release is the latest update of the Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index), a tool that measures the actual costs of basic necessities for older adults. The Elder Index is quickly replacing...

2010-09-02 17:59:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.1 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.2-point increase in load factor to 86.5 percent. Alaska also reported that 88.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2010, a 3.0-point increase compared to the 85.7...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

SPARKS, Nev., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GPXM) is pleased to announce that on July 6, 2010, it entered into a definitive Option Agreement to acquire an undivided 80% interest in the Coyote Fault gold and silver property in Esmeralda County, Nevada, referred to as the Mhakari Nevada Properties excluding Vanderbilt Mine in the Company's Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 8, 2010 ("Coyote Fault"). Coyote Fault is adjacent to the...

2010-08-10 13:13:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yesterday, an aircraft owned by GCI went down north of Dillingham, Alaska. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the State Troopers, the Coast Guard, and other rescue units are responding to the crash, as is the National Transportation Safety Board. We are aware of news reports stating that four of the nine individuals on board the aircraft have survived. At this point, I cannot confirm or comment on these reports. We are waiting for...

2010-08-05 16:46:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise West, a global leader in small-ship explorations, today announced a new 5-night itinerary, Wild Alaska Seafari, dedicated to showcasing Alaska's wildlife like never before. "We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to explore this beautiful land," shared Dick West, Cruise West's Chairman and Managing Director. "Unlike the big ships, our captains have always had the liberty to take small 'detours' to ensure that guests are able to...


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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