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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...

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...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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