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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...

2009-06-15 15:13:00

Federal Stimulus Package Funds Will Aid Compliance with U.S. EPA Drinking Water Standards PHOENIX, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Corporation Commission approved Arizona American Water loan grant application 4-0 to receive funding from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) of Arizona. "The ACC's favorable consideration of financing this project with federal funding is the result of combined efforts to start construction on this project and ensure our customers continue to...

2009-06-08 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SINS OF COMMISSION, an award winning documentary film by Southern California filmmaker Richard Oshen, is facing legal action by the California Coastal Commission, which has in fact just served Mr. Oshen with a subpoena in order to obtain a copy of the film. The revealing expose follows ordinary citizens who have come up against the unelected Commission's autocratic actions wielded, surprisingly, without accountability or oversight. According to director...

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...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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