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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...

2009-10-27 18:11:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Films announced today that the company has signed a development deal with New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow to bring her popular Kate Shugak, Alaska P.I. mystery series to television. Through cutting edge production techniques previously reserved for theatrical films, Evergreen promises to show Alaska, the setting for the Shugak stories, as it has never been seen before. "The ability to create a realistic portrayal of...

2009-10-26 05:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Crest Mines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GCMN) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on its mineral properties. Gold Crest Mines is a junior mining exploration company focused on exploration for gold in the State of Alaska. The Company controls prospective mineral properties in Alaska which have undergone various phases of exploration over the last three field seasons. Based upon the work completed to date on these...

2009-10-22 13:35:00

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California Water Committee is celebrating its 25th year as the region's leading water policy forum tonight at its Silver Jubilee Dinner featuring keynote speaker Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and special honorees. The SCWC, founded in 1984, has been a voice for Southern California throughout the past quarter century, navigating complicated water issues and playing a critical role in building water policy consensus...

2009-10-20 13:30:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- To combat a growing threat, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary permit to use Flight Control Plus® on clover grown for seed. This product has proved to be an effective deterrent for geese. Flight Control Plus® is a non-lethal gut irritant for geese. When eaten, it results in a learned pattern and has the potential to reduce goose pressures during critical plant growth stages. The...

2009-10-20 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce that it has recommenced processing ore and gold production at its Jerritt Canyon facility 50 miles from Elko, Nevada. Jerritt Canyon is owned and operated by Queenstake Resources U.S.A. Ltd. ("Queenstake"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. ("YNG" or the "Company"). The Consent Decree was entered into the Elko District...

2009-10-14 18:19:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ("NDEP") in the form of a Consent Decree to resume production at the Jerritt Canyon milling facility located approximately 50 miles from Elko, Nevada. Jerritt Canyon is owned and operated by Queenstake Resources U.S.A. Ltd. ("Queenstake") a wholly owned...

2009-09-29 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction equipment workers and business leaders today launched Start Us Up USA!, a grassroots campaign during a rally in Las Vegas calling on the federal government to move quickly to reauthorize a critical transportation bill. This bill will provide the necessary funding for our nation's infrastructure which will spur a jobs recovery. The launch was followed by a caravan of heavy construction equipment, idled by a scarcity of new federal funding...

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2009-09-22 10:37:17

U.S. home prices rose 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from June to July, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday. The agency downgraded its previous estimate from a 0.5 percent increase in June to a 0.1 percent increase. In the past year from July U.S. home prices dropped 4.2 percent, the agency said. Prices in July were 10.5 percent below the peak reached in April 2007. Price adjustments varied across the country in July, reaching a high of 1.6 percent in the Pacific...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.