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2014-07-10 16:21:51

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the symposium "Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a Sustainable Future" during its annual Living Earth Festival Friday, July 18, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater. The event is free and open to the public. The program flyer with participant biographies is available here. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126124 Influential...

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-07-10 12:21:01

SEATTLE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. "Lavanya brings a wealth of airline industry experience to Alaska Air Group, which makes him perfectly suited to lead our investor relations effort," said Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Air Group executive vice president of finance and chief...

2014-07-04 23:03:58

The 'Make Their Mark' MSA Awareness Tour salutes Mark Versel, who died from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and terminal neurodegenerative disease. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Two cyclists begin their ride of more than 850 miles today, the 4th of July, to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare and terminal neurological disease that took the life of a loved one. Neil Versel and Malcolm Versel will bike from Neil's home in Chicago to Washington, D.C., in...

2014-07-03 08:20:28

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June 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 GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 5.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.9 percent. These statistics include...

2014-06-30 20:21:42

Six-month exhibition includes more than 250 items, telling stories of Yosemite through photographs, videos, artworks, historic objects, words, and enhanced eBook SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123315 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in...

2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

2014-06-18 23:07:56

Leading Restaurant Chain Will Run Promotions Through Multiple Media Channels and Gain Real-Time Analytics on Performance Atlanta, GA and Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Sparkfly and Baja Fresh today announced a partnership that will enable the leading quick casual Mexican restaurant to track digital and mobile promotions from media all the way to purchase. Baja Fresh will be launching promotions through Google Search, Facebook, Yelp, Opera Mediaworks and UberMedia, and will be able to...

2014-06-11 12:22:56

Peak Innovation offers three days of extraordinary conversations to ignite social, economic and environmental change in the region TRUCKEE, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An inspiring and educational conference in the Sierra Nevada WHAT WHEN Oct. 8-10, 2014 WHERE Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City,...

2014-06-05 12:27:25

2014 Highlights Include Independence Week, $500 Travel Credit and New Yurt Experience SARATOGA, Wyo., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique destination and dual-endorsed Orvis fly-fishing and wingshooting lodge, announced that they officially opened for the 2014 season on June 4(th). This summer features an exciting lineup of summer vacation offers including the annual Independence Week Celebration, a Saddle Up & Ride Package offering...


Latest Western United States Reference Libraries

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...

Joshua Tree National Park
2013-04-18 01:11:37

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the southeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 790,636 acres, of which 429,690 acres comprises a designated wilderness, and was named for the Joshua trees that are native to the area. The park features rock formations that are thought to have been formed nearly one million years ago by cooling lava. These include rectangular and spherical rocks. Joshua Tree National Park occurs along the borders of San...

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