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2010-04-19 19:16:00

SITKA, Alaska, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AoTuroaLED USA announced today that a high school in Alaska has begun transitioning from fluorescent lighting to the company's LED retrofit kits that are brighter, as much as 70% less power, and longer lifetime. Power prices in Sitka, Alaska are some of the highest in North America as power generation is from diesel generators. The AoTuroaLED retrofit kits drop into existing fixtures and do not require for the fixtures to be replaced, reducing the...

2010-04-05 13:16:00

SALEM, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) today launched its first all-digital, interactive version of its flagship publication, Travel Oregon magazine: http://magazine.traveloregon.com/. Designed to engage consumers in the Oregon brand and travel experience, the new digital Travel Oregon magazine tells five seasonal stories using rich media. The content--pictures, videos, interactive maps, itineraries and narratives--can be shared via social...

2010-04-02 18:08:00

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 2.9-point increase in load factor to 84.5 percent in March 2010, compared to 81.6 percent in March 2009, on a 2.2 percent increase in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 87.2 percent of its flights arrived on time...

2010-03-22 12:23:00

SALEM, Ore., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Think of it as the polar opposite of a 'staycation.' Or a proven cure for the 'lazycation.' Today, Travel Oregon invites consumers to enter the "Win an Oregon Adventurecation" contest. Whether it's playing the famed Bandon Dunes' newest course, Old Macdonald Golf Links, before it opens to the public, cruising along scenic bikeways to Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon wineries, or shooting the rapids in Hells Canyon, each winner will enjoy the...

2010-03-17 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the positive results of the recent stack tests at its wholly owned subsidiary Queenstake Resources USA, Inc's Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine. The Company's commitment to developing mercury recovery and control technology at its Jerritt Canyon property near Elko, Nevada has produced positive results. Six stack tests, conducted by an...

2010-03-12 10:00:00

70 nominations received in five categories comprising top picks in System/Hardware, Software, Tech-Services, Rising Star, and Cool Product of the year PORTLAND, Ore., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica Oregon announced today the finalists for the 2010 Oregon Technology Awards. This year's winners will be announced at the Oregon Technology Awards event on May 6, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore. (Logo:...

2010-03-11 19:47:00

SPARKS, Nev., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GPXM) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of a 70-percent joint venture interest in its Mineral Ridge gold property, together with related assets, to Scorpio Gold Corporation. Golden Phoenix and Scorpio Gold's U.S. subsidiary have created Mineral Ridge Gold LLC, a joint venture formed to own, explore, develop and expand the historic Mineral Ridge gold property located in...

2010-03-09 08:15:00

Toronto Stock Exchange: ITF OTC BB: FGOVF VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Freegold Ventures Limited ("Freegold") is pleased to announce the staking of 141 State of Alaska mining claims covering 15,360 acres adjacent to its Rob gold project in the Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska. These new claims bring the total Rob project land holdings to 19,600 acres in one of the most prospective mining districts in Alaska. The newly acquired lands sit between the Tibbs Creek and Serpentine...

2010-03-05 13:30:00

EUGENE, Ore., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recognized by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Statewide, nearly 20,000 employees from 303 companies participated in the publication's annual survey. Rated as the highest-ranking financial institution in the large company category, Pacific Continental's 18th place...

2010-02-02 18:52:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 77.7 percent in January 2010, compared to 71.7 percent in January 2009, on a 1.0 percent increase in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 85.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in...


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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