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2009-08-27 15:02:00

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers scale back household budgets, they are taking shorter trips and staying closer to home. To capture that market, Travel Oregon is launching its largest culinary campaign ever.

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.

2009-08-04 14:15:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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.

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.

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.

2009-07-02 13:07:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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.

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.

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.

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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