Latest West Coast of the United States Stories

2010-08-10 13:13:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yesterday, an aircraft owned by GCI went down north of Dillingham, Alaska.

2010-08-05 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Pacific Energy Corp.

2010-08-03 16:36:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

2010-07-27 16:42:00

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arizona American Water will team up with members of the Arizona Investment Council, the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association (GCSECA) and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a candidate forum for the six candidates running for the two vacancies at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

2010-07-15 17:37:00

PHOENIX, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water announced this week that Virginia Korte, President and CEO of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS), has been elected to the Board of Directors of the water and wastewater utility. Virginia Korte has more than 29 years of extensive executive experience, focusing on business operations, financial oversight, community stewardship, nonprofit management and critical strategic planning processes.

2010-06-22 15:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced today that the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act of 2010 (AG Initiative #: 09-0063) qualified for the November 2010 ballot. The measure, supported by a coalition of local government, transportation, business, public safety, taxpayer, labor and public transit leaders, closes loopholes to prevent the State from taking, diverting or borrowing local government,...

2010-06-15 13:30:00

EUGENE, Ore., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Northwest region's top 20 companies of the decade.

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.

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.