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2014-09-18 08:24:12

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has declared regular cash dividend on the company's common shares. The dividend on common shares of 25 cents per share is payable on Nov. 21, 2014, to stockholders of record on Oct. 22, 2014. About Apache Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom and Australia. Apache posts...

2014-09-17 08:30:30

Benefitfocus to provide online benefits enrollment and administration solution for growing health system CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, today announced that Kootenai Health has selected the Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® to support benefit enrollment and employee engagement for the company's workforce of more than 2,500 employees. Kootenai Health provides a...

2014-09-09 23:13:17

Tina Gilbertson, author of Constructive Wallowing (Viva Editions 2014), was featured in the Chicago Tribune on arguing and the silent treatment in romantic relationships. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 In an article "Silent treatment: Why it can ruin a relationship," the Chicago Tribune featured Viva Editions author Tina Gilbertson as an expert and counselor. Gilbertson is the author of the recently released Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings By Letting Yourself Have...

2014-09-09 08:26:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society is featuring a full month of special daytime and evening events and activities, including four film screenings showcasing the storied beauty, complexity and richness of the Yosemite Valley. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144104 Additional programming and events include the next edition of the popular San Francisco Time Travel Project, a talk with Sierra Stories author Gary Noy and...

2014-09-05 23:06:10

Silver Dollar City presents a new high-action Wild West Show, the return of a stunt-packed Western stunt show, top craftsmen from around the country and live bands, all part of the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, September 12 - October 25. Branson, Missouri (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The adventure-loving culture of the Great American Cowboy and the best elements of the classic West flavor the fall harvest features as Silver Dollar City presents a new high-action Wild West Show,...

2014-09-03 08:22:02

SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.8 percent increase in traffic on a 7.5 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2013. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 87.3 percent. These statistics include flights...

2014-08-27 23:04:11

The annual Bass Lake Home Tour on September 13th showcases some of the unique and impressive homes built around the popular resort destination located a short distance from Yosemite National Park, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Bass Lake, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Bass Lake Lions Club have announced their 9th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour, taking place Saturday, September 13 from 10 am until 3 pm. The annual tour showcases some of the unique and impressive...

2014-08-25 23:03:11

Six Alaskan youth heroes recognized during Alaska State Fair ceremony, each awarded $1,500 scholarships. Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Alaska Communications, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, announced its six 2014 Summer of Heroes honorees Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. Corey Allen-Young joined Bill Bishop, vice president of enterprise and government solutions at Alaska Communications, and Alana Humphrey, CEO of Boys & Girls...

2014-08-22 23:03:01

Drivers! Start your engines for the 12th Annual Run for the Gold Car Show, sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This year’s car show honors both the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act and the 99th birthday of Kiwanis, founded in 1915. The historic Yosemite Grant Act preserved the wild lands of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove...

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...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'