Latest West Coast of the United States Stories

2010-05-30 09:00:00

The state of Alaska is suing the US 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.

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.

2010-05-04 14:21:00

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

2010-05-03 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.

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.

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.

2010-04-02 18:08:00

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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.

2010-03-17 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.

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.

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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