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2015-03-04 08:21:26

SEATTLE, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc.

2015-02-23 16:20:53

SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

2015-02-14 23:00:58

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows offers free flight for patients from Feb. 14, 2015 - March 14, 2015. Wickenburg, Ariz.

2015-02-12 08:25:56

The app 'My Open Road' has teamed up with Wahoo's Fish Taco to promote energy conservation during the '5th Annual Cheap Date' promotion, offers two for one platters for customers who spend more time

2015-02-11 16:20:38

SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division.

2015-02-05 23:03:31

Bechtel’s project along I-15 would likely add “another nail in the coffin” to wild sheep unless modifications are made.

2015-02-02 16:28:32

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) and General Communication, Inc.

2015-02-02 00:20:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

2015-01-28 08:28:21

Harlequin Pro Bull Riders novels to be available exclusively at Wal-Mart NEW YORK and TORONTO, Jan.

2015-01-26 20:20:22

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Railroad is celebrating the 90(th) anniversary of the historic serum run, which began Jan.


Latest Western United States Reference Libraries

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

California slender salamander, Batrachoseps attenuatus
2014-02-04 09:23:14

The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to lengths between 3 to 5.5 inches. As its name implies, a slim body with short limbs gives this salamander...

Mogollon Monster
2013-09-27 09:52:25

The Mogollon Monster is a Bigfoot-type creature claimed to inhabit central and eastern Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. It is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous and very territorial. It walks with wide strides leaving 22-inch footprints. The creature has also been alleged to mimic birds, coyotes, and other wildlife, and will also make whistling sounds. It builds its nest out of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. It is also said that it will throw stones from a hidden location. Its feeding...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.