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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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-01-09 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan.

2009-01-03 13:50:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today that Hannah Hamberg, 16, of Sitka is the winner of the State of Alaska's "Paint the Plane" contest.

2008-12-23 15:27:00

SUN CITY, Ariz., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Water is one of life's essentials, perhaps something most of us take for granted. Unfortunately, some people worry they could be without it. Across Arizona, there are individuals and families who need help paying their water bills.

2008-12-09 10:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Portland ranks among the top cities in the U.S. for number of manufacturing plants and related jobs, according to the 2009 Oregon Manufacturers Directory, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc.

2008-11-10 15:00:17

Miners in Alaska pulled a record $3.4 billion in minerals out of the ground in 2007, a state report said. In addition, the report, "Alaska's Mineral Industry 2007," said companies invested $329 million in drilling and exploration in 2007, the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

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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