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2009-05-28 16:13:00

2009 Hermes Creative Awards honors outstanding work in traditional and emerging media PHOENIX, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arizona State Credit Union has received four prestigious Hermes Creative Awards, an International competition honoring creative professionals who concept, write and design traditional and emerging media. In addition, Arizona State Credit Union was the only financial institution with an in-house creative team to win the highest honors of the Platinum Award. The...

2009-05-26 15:23:00

Individual and Group Tours Can Be Readily Customized SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Line of Alaska is launching its Alaska season with new self-drive tours and Denali Summer Special packages. A leader in Alaska and Yukon tourism with more than 60 years of experience, Gray Line of Alaska specializes in offering a wide range of land tours from Denali to the Arctic and customizing individual itineraries. "Alaska-bound travelers should take advantage of these new special offers," said...

2009-05-22 12:30:11

A group of scientists in Arizona say they're suing the state for $18 million in research money cut by the Legislature to cover a budget shortfall. The money in the state's 21st Century Fund was earmarked for bioscience research projects conducted by the Science Foundation of Arizona, the foundation's lawsuit in Superior Court said. The money was stripped in January when Republican lawmakers insisted the state empty the fund to balance the current budget. Arizona lured researchers with a...

2009-05-15 09:51:00

UW's Coach Sarkisian 'catches' first fish SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just after sunrise today. The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Alaska Air Cargo's fish-filled freighter arrived at approximately 7:30 a.m. Pacific time with Copper...

2009-05-13 15:31:00

Town Council kicks off conservation efforts with proclamation and water conservation tips and techniques event PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arizona American Water recognized the Town of Paradise Valley today for efforts to raise awareness of the need to protect our water resources here in the desert. "We are proud to recognize Mayor Vernon Parker and the council for issuing a proclamation to improve and raise awareness on conservation efforts to the town," stated...

2009-04-28 13:14:00

Marketing Campaign Leverages Sesquicentennial to Stimulate Tourism SALEM, Ore., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Oregon today launched a special travel promotion geared to address current economic conditions by stimulating immediate demand for spring and summer travel. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090428/SF06811LOGO) The campaign, called "The Oregon 150 Challenge," TravelOregon.com/Challenge, is the signature tourism event for Oregon 150 (Oregon150.org). It leverages the...

2009-04-20 04:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Koopman Ostbo announces the acquisition of two public relations clients - Orca Bay Seafoods and Oregon Cattlemen's Association. Orca Bay Seafoods selected KO to handle its public relations efforts as the Renton, Washington-based company launches a new line of branded frozen products with an innovative steam cooking system. Orca Bay Seafoods is a leader in providing great-tasting, high-quality seafood to the food service, restaurant, retail and club...

2009-04-01 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) reports that for the year-ended December 31, 2008 the Company recorded a net loss of $105.3 million. All amounts in this news release are in US dollars, unless otherwise stated. This loss was primarily a result of the voluntary shutdown of the Jerritt Canyon facilities for the majority of 2008 resulting in $13.1 million in shutdown costs and the corresponding $76.4...

2009-03-30 13:22:00

Flagship ms Amsterdam Calls at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak for the first time SEATTLE, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is introducing new 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruises on its flagship ms Amsterdam in 2010, which will sail roundtrip from Seattle and include a call at Anchorage for the first time. The 1,380-guest Amsterdam will be the first cruise ship of a major cruise line to call regularly in Anchorage, providing guests with a full day and evening in Alaska's major city....

2009-03-30 08:15:00

TORONTO, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Infrastructure Materials Corp. (NASDAQ OTC-BB: Symbol IFAM) is pleased to announce a drill program commenced on March 24, 2009 on the Company's Blue Nose Limestone Project, located in Lincoln County, Nevada, approximately 70 miles north east of Las Vegas. The drill program will consist of 5,000 vertical feet of drilling in a target area previously identified as cement grade limestone during a geological mapping and sampling program conducted by the...


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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