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2010-08-19 07:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is a major prize and award sponsor of the first Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon in Yamhill County. Race day is Sunday, September 5,( )2010, preceded and followed by a full slate of activities including catered food, wine tasting, music and games. Regional President Dave Hansen said, "This inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will draw hundreds of visitors to the gorgeous Willamette Valley, which is recognized as one...

2009-10-16 09:25:42

A newly recognized pest in Oregon continues to concern fruit growers and researchers with the recent discovery of a Spotted Wing Drosophila fly in a sample of Willamette Valley wine grapes. Since the tiny fly, Drosophila suzukii, was first confirmed in Oregon less than two months ago, there have been an increasing number of reports of its occurrence in a variety of fresh fruits, including blueberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, plums "“ and now grapes, according...

2009-04-27 18:42:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When the Salem Statesman Journal's 400,000 readers responded to a web-site survey of favorite businesses, West Coast Bank was voted the number one bank in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Regional President Ken Jundt manages 29 West Coast Bank branches, including 19 in the Willamette Valley. He said, "West Coast Bank's employees treat their customers with the respect and value they deserve. They willingly volunteer their time while the company...

2009-03-04 08:03:52

Scientists urge planning now to curb risks to human health, buildings and the Oregon region's ecologyEffects of climate change projected this century for Oregon's Upper Willamette River Basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a report produced by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy.The...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

By RYAN KOST By Ryan Kost The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. Pioneering Oregon winemaker David Lett, widely considered the father of Oregon's thriving pinot noir industry and a major force in winning worldwide respect for this state's wines, has died. He was 69. Lett died of heart failure Thursday at his home in Dundee, said his son, Jason Lett. Lett was the first to plant the pinot noir grape in Oregon's Willamette Valley, more than four decades ago. He was also the first to...

2008-09-29 03:00:24

By Jacklet, Ben Midway through the frenzy of the harvest, Oregon Wheat Growers League president Kevin Porter found himself working as truck driver for the day. His job was to lead a thousand bushels or so of wheat into a 70-foot rig, haul it off to the McNary Grain Elevator by the Columbia River, return for another load, and repeat, all day long. Out in the fields, three combines were cutting 30-foot swaths of wheat nonstop oand offloading without slowing. By day's end 10 people, 10...

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Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.