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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. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Portland ranks 13th in the nation for number of manufacturers and 23rd for industrial jobs. (Logo:...

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. The mineral revenues posted were 18 percent above 2006, but state and local taxes the industry paid in 2007 were $30 million below that paid in 2006, the newspaper said. Prices for gold, zinc and other metals...

2008-11-03 09:00:32

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sierra Pacific Resources today announced consolidated net income applicable to common stock of $150.8 million, or 64 cents per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, compared with consolidated net income applicable to common stock of $152.2 million, or 69 cents per share, for the same period in 2007. During the first nine months of 2008, the company earned $211 million, or 90 cents per share, compared with $193.6 million, or 87 cents...

2008-10-24 06:00:21

US-based electric utility Arizona Public Service has named Daniel Froetscher as the new vice president of energy delivery. A 28-year Arizona Public Service employee, Mr Froetscher will be responsible for all facets of energy delivery, including operations and maintenance of the company's transmission and distribution system, service restoration, new construction and planning. Mr Froetscher succeeds senior vice president of energy delivery, Jan Bennett, who has announced his retirement....

2008-10-23 21:00:16

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new immigration enforcement rules. Titled "Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter: Clarification; Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis," the new rule is almost identical to one issued in 2006 which has been tied up in court due to questions about its legality. Known as No Match, the rule requires employers to terminate any worker whose social security...

2008-10-20 12:00:31

A Florida company with a new frozen treat product ready to unveil in the next few weeks has come all the way to Oregon for great tasting ingredients. Froozer - the product created by Cool Frootz, LLC - is giving local growers credit for what is used in some of its recipes by clearly stating on the product label, "Made with Oregon Berries." Oregon's strawberry industry, in particular, is thrilled with the Froozer partnership. For a commodity in need of more visibility, the "state-of-origin"...

2008-10-08 06:00:29

By Ed Vogel By ED VOGEL REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU RENO - Taxes on mining in Nevada should be increased as a way to avoid future cuts in state spending, at least five speakers told a legislator Monday night. "It is inexcusable not to have any kind of real taxes on gold," retired Reno engineer Jerry Purdy said during a public meeting called by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas. Buckley is holding town meetings across the state to gather input from Nevada residents on...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

By C. Douglas Nielsen There was a time when the great thing about living in Southern Nevada was its wide-open spaces, most of it on public land. One could travel in just about any direction and find someplace new and interesting to visit or someplace new and inviting to hunt. Living in the growing city was made tolerable because you always could get away from the crowds by taking a drive into the desert on one of many roads that miners, ranchers and wandering explorers left behind long...

2008-10-04 00:00:27

A new report by the Institute of Natural Resources at Oregon State University says Oregon is on track in regard to effectively protecting farm and forest lands and controlling urban sprawl. Prepared at the request of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, the report combined findings from 50 to 100 studies performed at academic institutions since 1973, when Oregon's land-use plan was first instituted. Researchers from OSU, Portland State University, the University of...

2008-10-01 12:00:22

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RGC) ("Redstar") is pleased to announce that it has acquired two new gold projects in Nevada. Both projects consist of 100% Redstar-owned claims. The Oasis project covers an area of exposed gold mineralization and alteration in southwestern Nevada, 26 miles southwest of the Goldfield district (4 million ounces of gold produced). The Rosebush project covers an under explored area of strong alteration and...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.