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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...

2009-03-20 08:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines will not operate in or out of Petersburg from March 23 to April 21, 2009, due to the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) closure of the Petersburg runway to jet aircraft operations. The closure is necessary to replace several culverts that span the runway. While the Petersburg runway is closed, flights will spend additional ground time at the Wrangell airport to accommodate...

2009-03-18 10:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 18 /PRNewswire/ - RuralCom Corporation ("RuralCom"), headquartered in Vancouver, announces it plans to construct and operate cellular telephone networks to serve the Alaska Highway and the BC North Coast, extending cellular coverage to highway and waterway corridors that are currently without cellular service or subject to spotty coverage. The proposed Alaska Highway Network will provide nearly contiguous coverage along 1,685 km. (1,047 mi.) of the Alaska Highway from...

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2009-03-13 13:25:00

In the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the most productive agriculture region anywhere in the world, almond farmer Marvin Meyers has moved into water banking.Meyers, who grows 8 million pounds of almonds for companies such as Hershey, bought land to collect water during wet years and recharge an aquifer.  The water authority then uses this supply for neighboring farmers, crediting Meyers to irrigate from a canal 15 miles away from his orchard.The move has cost Meyers $7 million...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

TORONTO, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Pacific Gold Corp. (OTCBB: PCFG) announced today that Oregon Gold, Inc. received its trading symbol. The new symbol is ORGG. Pacific Gold distributed 2,000,000 common shares of Oregon Gold, representing 20% of the Company by way of a stock dividend paid on March 9th to record holders as of March 2nd. Pacific Gold is spinning off a portion of the shares of Oregon Gold to its stockholders in order to expand the possibilities for funding the operations...

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2009-03-08 21:50:00

A fifth grader in California has inspired Arizona legislation to give the state an official nickname, state officials said. Tori Smith, 11, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., discovered in her research for a school project that Arizona does not have an official moniker, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. I couldn't find when Arizona got its nickname, said Smith, who wrote a report on what is commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon State. But the nickname was not official, and the state has...

2009-03-05 13:19:00

TV Show Introduces Oregon People and Places to 48 Million Viewers in Europe SALEM, Ore., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 48 million Europeans in 15 countries will discover Oregon via their televisions when the European Travel Channel airs the 15-part series, "Oregon Uncovered." The show premieres March 9, 2009 and features the attractions, people, experiences and scenic beauty of our state. "This new show captures the compelling essence of Oregon -- the diversity of our land, people and...

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2009-02-28 10:55:00

With almost $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state emergency on Friday due to drought, and is even considering mandatory water rationing, Reuters reported. State officials called the current drought the most expensive ever, saying as many as 95,000 agricultural jobs will be lost, communities will be devastated and some growers in the most economically productive farm state are simply not able to plant...

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2009-02-19 08:45:00

Skyrocketing coastal erosion occurred in Alaska between 2002 and 2007 along a 64 kilometer (40 mile) stretch of the Beaufort Sea, a new study finds. The surge of erosion in recent years, averaging more than double historical rates, is threatening coastal towns and destroying Alaskan cultural relics. Average annual erosion rates along this segment of the Beaufort Sea, which lies North of Alaska, had already climbed from about 6.1 m (20 ft) per year between the mid-1950s and late-1970s, to 8.5...


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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