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2009-12-17 18:24:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water and its employees are supporting local communities in a number of ways this holiday season. The giving spirit has fostered an internal competition to see which employee group can do the most to help those in need. They are competing to see which group can collect the most food to donate to St. Mary's food bank. The food and supplies will be collected by the end of the week and distributed to food banks around the state this holiday...

2009-12-16 09:34:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Transaction - Alaska Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller"), (OTC Bulletin Board: MILL.OB) announced today that it has acquired certain former Alaskan assets of Pacific Energy Resources ("Pacific Energy") through a Chapter 11 U.S. Bankruptcy proceeding in Delaware. Miller has acquired total reserves of over 13.2 million barrels of oil and 15.5 BCF of natural gas, including total proved reserves of 5.6...

2009-12-16 09:24:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller"), (OTC Bulletin Board: MILL.OB) Miller announced today the appointment of Ford F. Graham as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miller and as President of the Company. Mr. Graham is a Managing Partner of Vulcan Capital and the Vulcan Partners family of private equity funds and companies. Mr. Graham has over 25 years experience as a private equity investor and an...

2009-12-16 07:34:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have an Alaska traveler on your gift list, here's a stocking suffer on steroids: the Great Alaskan TourSaver. (http://www.toursaver.com) This compact guide features more than 130 travel deals: flights, cruises, lodges, fishing, whale-watching, adventures -- the works. With more than $26,000 in 2-for-1 values, the book (retail price: $99.95) can pay for itself after using just ONE coupon. TourSaver is a must-have Alaska travel vacation guide...

2009-12-14 11:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Oregon fell 7.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2010 Oregon Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Oregon lost 18,087 industrial jobs and 375 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070213/MNILOGO) Manufacturers' News reports Oregon is now home to 5,975...

2009-11-24 07:17:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're cruising to Alaska this summer, make plans now to get 2-for-1 savings on the best shore excursions along the way, including whale watching and helicopter flightseeing. But the 2-for-1 savings only apply if you have a copy of the latest edition of the Great Alaskan TourSaver. (http://www.toursaver.com) The Great Alaskan TourSaver features more than 130 2-for-1 offers around the state: accommodations, tours, activities and admissions....

2009-11-23 11:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- /Manufacturers' News, Inc./ -- Industrial employment in Nevada fell 6.2% over the past twelve months according to the 2010 Nevada Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Nevada lost 3,970 industrial jobs and 115 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009, the sharpest decline MNI has ever reported in the seven years it has been tracking the state's...

2009-11-20 16:36:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Charles Perry, Executive Director of the Nevada Health Care Association: "The Nevada Health Care Association (NHCA) commends and thanks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his leadership in taking our nation a step closer toward our goal of protecting every Nevada seniors' ongoing access to quality nursing home care, and preserving the strength and viability of our state's vital frontline workforce. "We will...

2009-11-16 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Project Federal Coordinator Drue Pearce today issued the following statement: "Today I announce my intention to step down as the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects effective January 3, 2010. The President requested my resignation. "It has been an honor to stand up a new federal agency and to serve as the first Federal Coordinator. I am a...

2009-11-03 17:26:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 77.0 percent in October 2009, compared to 73.6 percent in October 2008, on a 1.6 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 85.8 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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'