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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...

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. Her artwork will adorn an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-400 jet in honor of the state's 50th anniversary in 2009. The talented artist, dancer, cheerleader and community volunteer unveiled her winning artwork today at a statehood ceremony held at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Accompanied by her...

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. That is why Arizona American Water launched its Low Income Payment Program for residents of Sun City. "Many of us here, including myself, have family in Sun City who are dealing with the challenges of budgeting...

2008-12-16 18:40:00

BEND, Ore., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascade Bancorp (Nasdaq: CACB) announced that Bank of the Cascades has been named one of the Business Journal's Most Admired Companies in Oregon, based on a survey of Oregon CEOs. Bank of the Cascades was honored in the financial services category. The Most Admired Companies awards are determined through surveys sent to more than 2,000 CEOs and top-level managers throughout Oregon. These executives are asked to select the companies they most admire...

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....


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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