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2014-08-18 08:25:24

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JEBCommerce is dedicated to growing its business while boosting local employment numbers and doing its part to combat the dire affects that the Great Recession has created locally. With the unfortunate closing of Coldwater Creek in North Idaho, JEBCommerce seized the moment to hire some of their highly skilled, talented people. One of those people JEBCommerce hired recently is Melinda Kemp. Melinda comes to JEBCommerce with a...

2014-08-14 23:01:08

Indian Fair Days promotes and instills pride in Native and non-Native families and gives all generations an opportunity to display their traditional heritage. Contestants showcase their skills and intricate regalia during the two-day dance competition. North Fork, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The mountain community of North Fork, located at the exact geographic center of California, once again celebrates its rich history August 23 and 24, 2014, at the 44th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow...

2014-08-13 16:27:41

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today the appointment of Gary T. Clark to the role of vice president of Investor Relations. Clark joins Apache from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he was the vice president of investor relations and research. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140116/DA47435LOGO "In the second quarter of this year, we initiated a search to identify the investor relations officer in our industry best...

2014-08-12 08:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Witt O'Brien's, a global leader in risk management consulting services, today announced a new office opening in Mandan, North Dakota. The new office is located at 1411 27(th) Street NW, Suite B, Mandan, North Dakota and will be managed by Mr. Ralph Tirona. "While our main goal is to ensure that our existing clients and partners get the timely service and support they need, we look forward to offering our expertise to support the growth of...

2014-08-11 12:20:44

Partnership Includes "Save of the Night" Feature and Sponsorship of the WNFR Bullfighters GREENVILLE, Pa., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WEATHER GUARD(®), an industry leader in truck and van equipment, announces its partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and is now the official truck box of the PRCA. As part of the sponsorship, the WEATHER GUARD(®) brand will be seen by rodeo fans through a variety of offline and online channels, including the "Save of...

2014-08-07 08:29:43

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 19, 2014. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 4. Air Group began paying a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share in August 2013, the first time since 1992 that the company had paid a dividend. The cash dividend was increased to 12.5 cents per share in February 2014. The dividends are...

2014-08-06 16:26:07

Centerplate prepares for Match-up at Providence Park with Portland-inspired dishes PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of tonight's match-up between the Major League Soccer All-Star team and European powerhouse Bayern Munich at Portland's Providence Park, Centerplate--the exclusive hospitality partner to Providence Park and its home teams, the Timbers and Thorns FC--unveiled its concourse menus for an international crowd of guests hungry for a taste of the Pacific...

pueblo mesa verda violence
2014-08-05 12:38:56

Eric Sorensen, Washington State University It’s a given that, in numbers terms, the 20th century was the most violent in world history, with civil wars, purges and two world wars killing as many as 200 million people. But on a per-capita basis, Washington State University archaeologist Tim Kohler has documented a particularly bloody period more than eight centuries ago on what is now American soil. Between 1140 and 1180, in the central Mesa Verde of southwest Colorado, four relatively...

2014-08-05 08:37:34

The Hatch Chile Store has acquired Biad Chili Products' fresh and roasted green chile business. HATCH, N.M., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Hatch Chile Store has acquired Biad Chili Products' fresh and roasted green chile business and will be opening a new retail location in Las Cruces, NM to service their customers. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140804/133090 Former online customers of Biad Chili Products can now order through www.hatch-green-chile.com...

2014-08-05 08:22:08

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.0 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a load factor of 88.6 percent, consistent with July 2013. These statistics...


Latest Western United States Reference Libraries

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...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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