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2013-01-20 23:00:02

Participating Nature's Pet Market stores throughout Oregon and Washington will donate 1% of their Gross Sales over the next 3 weeks to rescues helping in "Warehouse Dogs" relief efforts. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Nature´s Pet Market Franchising has announced that participating Nature´s Pet Market stores throughout Oregon and Washington will be donating 1% of their gross sales over the next 3 weeks (starting on Monday, January 21st) to local Portland and Salem...

2013-01-19 23:04:22

VFW Post 8739, Oregon Fire Protection District and Oregon Fire Fighters Association host blood drive with Rock River Valley Blood Center. Oregon, IL (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Blood “Replenishment” Drive Being Held in Honor of Thomas Jones and Chelsea Johnson On Thursday, January 24, 2013 9am-2pm at the VFW Post 8739, 1310 W. Washington St. in Oregon, The Rock River Valley Blood Center will host a blood drive to help replenish the blood supply. Oregon Fire Fighter Thomas Jones 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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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