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2009-08-06 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Drawing upon the state of California's escalating budget deficit, high taxes and strict business regulations, the Nevada Development Authority (NDA) tomorrow will launch an advertising campaign that seeks to attract business owners to relocate to Southern Nevada. More so than in past years' campaigns, NDA foresees many California businesses considering relocation due to the state's current troubles. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-08-04 14:15:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 84.3 percent in July 2009, compared to 79.7 percent in July 2008, on a 5.4 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 87.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2009,...

2009-08-03 11:23:00

CA Energy Commission's Proposed Ban on Big Screen TVs Would Cost California $50 Million A Year; Destroy 4,600 Jobs Coalition Launches Website - www.CASmartEnergy.com - To Educate the Public, Engage Supporters SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, consumer advocates, small businesses, trade associations, and anti-tax groups launched a new coalition -- Californians for Smart Energy -- to demonstrate the widespread opposition to the California Energy Commission's (CEC)...

2009-07-29 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its April 17 decision regarding the 5-Year Oil and Gas Lease Plan. The court has established that the Minerals Management Service must properly consider the relative environmental sensitivity and marine productivity of different areas of the OCS under Section 18(a)(2)(G), and strike a proper balance incorporating environmental and coastal zone factors under Section 18 (a)(3) for...

2009-07-28 12:27:00

LAS VEGAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Drug Card, a statewide prescription assistance program, announced today that it has partnered with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to insure that all Nevada residents have access to the free drug card program. The Chamber has committed to help create awareness for Nevada Drug Card and to work with members to develop additional card distribution sites. "The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner in offering this...

2009-07-02 13:07:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 80.7 percent in June 2009, compared to 79.5 percent in June 2008, on a 4.1 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 84.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2009, a...

2009-06-24 19:29:00

LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) today approved an increase in electric rates for NV Energy's (NYSE: NVE) utility serving southern Nevada. The increase is a result of the company's mandatory General Rate Case (GRC) filing made in December, 2008. The Commission has instructed the company to implement new rates in a two-phase process. The projected net impact on residential customers from both phases is expected to result in a total...

2009-06-23 16:52:00

Data Compiled by Center for Business and Economic Research Forecasts Slow Recovery in Business, Tourism and Construction Sectors LAS VEGAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The business, tourism and construction industries of Southern Nevada are expected to make slow economic recoveries within the next two years, according to data compiled by economists at the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At its mid-year economic outlook conference...

2009-06-16 17:30:00

Company ranks first for 2008 stock price gain percentage EUGENE, Ore., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized as one of the top publicly traded companies in the Northwest by The Seattle Times in the newspaper's 18th annual "Northwest 100" ranking of public companies. Pacific Continental ranked 24th overall. Pacific Continental jumped...

2009-06-16 11:00:00

Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Coastal CODE opens the door for new ideas to maintain a healthier Pacific Coastline JUNEAU, Alaska, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers now have the opportunity to embark on an Alaskan adventure by submitting ideas to maintain a healthier Pacific Ocean and coastline. With ideas as simple as cutting the plastic rings on a six-pack of soda, or as grand as inventing a biodegradable beverage bottle, the four individuals with the topmost suggestions will join the Coastal CODE...


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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