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2010-06-14 13:56:00

LAS VEGAS, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, announced today that Nevada was ranked No. 5 in Chief Executive magazine's list of Best States for Business in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/DC20557LOGO ) "I'm thrilled that Nevada is continuing to receive national attention for being a pro-business state that understands the value of industry growth in creating jobs," said Krolicki....

2010-06-10 16:37:00

LAS VEGAS, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The approximate 300 jobs that will be created through the expansion of a major solar panel manufacturer into Nevada is bringing to light Nevada's ability to successfully attract highly sought businesses and its ability to facilitate the specialized training necessary for Nevada's workforce to be properly prepared for these new employment opportunities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/LA47791LOGO ) The recent announcement by...

2010-06-09 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nevada Development Authority (NDA) launches today a new million-dollar monkey-themed television advertising campaign in California to attract business owners to relocate to Southern Nevada. The campaign highlights the benefits of doing business in Nevada and features a new texting component which offers interested business owners a new convenient way to connect with the NDA. The campaign is not NDA's first foray into California media. "Last year we...

2010-06-08 17:17:00

ELKO, Nev., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Flag View Intermediate School and Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada met with Mark Smith, Vice President of Nevada State Bank, to express their gratitude for the bank's generous donation that funded a free daily breakfast program at their school. The $25,000 donation helped feed the intermediate school students throughout the 2009-10 school year. The donation also supported Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada's...

2010-06-04 07:45:00

SALEM, Ore., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Freedom Festival is a one-day festival at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on June 12th with live music, good food, beer & wine, inspiring speakers, documentaries & shorts, exhibitor and vendor booths and lots of fun all around, all in an open air festival. Oregon Freedom Festival is in its inaugural year of this event, which means an opportunity to participate from the beginning. "Our community has long talked about a fun event that...

2010-06-02 17:23:00

SEATTLE, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 10.7 percent increase in traffic on a 4.5 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.6-point increase in load factor to 81.4 percent. Alaska also reported that 91.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2010, a 5.8-point increase compared to the 85.7 percent...

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2010-05-30 09:00:00

The state of Alaska is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because of a controversial predator control program. At issue is the state's plan to kill wolves to preserve a caribou herd inside the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge on Unimak Island.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it would start shooting wolves on Unimak to protect caribou calving grounds as part of its predator control program. Although the program is in place in at least six locations throughout...

2010-05-12 14:40:00

LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from the US High Speed Rail Association (US HSR), legislators, and other business and civic leaders from throughout California will gather in Los Angeles to discuss the future of the nation's high speed rail system. US HSR - the only non-profit organization in America focusing entirely on advancing a state-of-the-art national high speed rail network - is hosting High Speed Rail 2010 to give state business leaders a closer look at plans,...

2010-05-04 14:21:00

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 2.2 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.0-point increase in load factor to 82.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 90.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in April 2010, a 6.6-point increase compared to the 84.3...

2010-05-03 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce that results from its most recent stack emission tests at its wholly owned subsidiary Queenstake Resources USA, Inc's Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine continue to improve well below the maximum levels specified in the Consent Decree entered into with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ("NDEP"). The tests were carried out on the Jerritt...


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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