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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...

2009-02-10 13:08:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Noting a trend to get out in the wilderness and frontier towns in Alaska to experience its landscapes, history and culture, Holland America Line has added new shore excursions to its 2009 Alaska program. More than 250 excursions and day tours are available throughout Alaska and the Yukon. "We are seeing an increase in demand for the more active, adventure tours," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest...

2009-02-05 00:00:00

Private-public initiative debuts March 10-12 at Las Vegas Global Expo CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sun. Wind. Steam. Nevada has plenty of each and it's taking a major step to become a leader in developing renewable energy by attracting businesses large and small, while supporting new and proven technology. "Team Nevada" debuts at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo-North America March 10-12 in Las Vegas. Led by the Nevada Commission on Economic...

2009-02-03 16:15:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Travel Industry Association is launching an emergency campaign to market Alaska travel values heavily this winter and spring in hopes of bolstering what is shaping up to be one of the state's slowest travel seasons on record. The association predicts visitation will be off anywhere from 10 to 30 percent during the state's high season -- May to September of 2009. The worldwide economic crisis is at the heart of the expected...

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2009-02-03 15:20:00

Citizens of Nevada are rapidly filling up a new Web-based suggestion box for lawmakers, proposing a variety of creative solutions to solve the state's revenue shortfall from taxing prostitution to creating a state lottery.Ideas have been flooding in since June, with roughly 1200 suggestions submitted when lawmakers convened their 2009 session on Monday."The suggestions have been great. I mean everything from a lottery to 'Let's change this one line in the statute, because you have two classes...

2009-01-29 07:00:00

Company reports fourth quarter profit excluding $92 million of special items Fourth quarter financial highlights: * Net income excluding special items of $16.4 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to a $17.9 million net loss, or $0.46 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2007. This compares to a First Call mean estimate of a $0.04 loss per share. * A net loss under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $75.2 million, or $2.08...

2009-01-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations has joined organizations in Washington and Oregon to publicize the world-class natural and cultural attractions of the Central Cascades. The pilot project seeks to contribute to the economic health of communities by promoting geotourism: tourism that sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place -- its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its...

2009-01-13 16:08:00

Alaskan Seafood Feast is 'Home Excursion' Back to Alaska SEATTLE, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests who cruise in Alaska can relive the culinary experience of the Great Land with Fresh Ketch, an Alaskan seafood feast delivered at home for friends and family to enjoy. The innovative 'home excursion' brings a taste of Alaska home through a partnership with seafood specialists, Alaska Fresh Ketch. Ketchikan-based Alaska Fresh Ketch serves up the ultimate in Alaskan souvenirs -- wild Alaskan...

2009-01-09 17:59:26

Gambling revenues for the state of Nevada fell 14.8 percent in November compared with a year ago, the state's Gaming Control Board said Friday. For the year, revenues from the state's gambling businesses fell 9 percent January through November, the board said. In November, revenues reached $836.8 million, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A year ago, revenues for November were $982.1 million. These figures show how far we have fallen, said Gaming Control Board research analyst Frank...

2009-01-09 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC) just released its 2009 California Official State Visitor's Guide and Travel Planner, a free comprehensive guide to inspire consumers and help them plan their next California getaway. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090109/AQF508) "We've designed this guide to be as irresistible as a glossy travel magazine, yet as practical as a detailed guidebook," announced Caroline...


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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