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Blewett Pass - 10/26/2014 9:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:10
Blewett Pass US97
10/26/2014 9:03:33 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/26/2014 9:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/26/2014 9:06:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

Weather:


The Working Life: 22 Years Later, a Retiree Still Has the Deli Business in His Bones

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:07
Harold Horowytz, who retired 22 years ago and moved South, still returns to work behind the counter and set prices during Zabar’s busiest seasons.

Clermont Auvergne 35-3 Sale

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:03
Napolioni Nalaga scores a double as Sale are outclassed and overpowered by Clermont in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:59

Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimonyA cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.


8 firefighters injured battling large Venice fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight firefighters were injured battling a large and extremely hot fire that had engulfed a storage facility in Venice, authorities said Sunday.

Sunday morning links and notes: Seahawks in play for Vincent Jackson?

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:46
The thought that Seattle might go after Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson has been out there for a few weeks.
Categories: Sports Center

Sunday morning links and notes: Seahawks in play for Vincent Jackson?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:46
The thought that Seattle might go after Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson has been out there for a few weeks.

Quarantined nurse: Being isolated is 'inhumane'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:45
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa says the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane."

Washington high court to hear charter schools case - Sun, 26 Oct 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:41
The Washington Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Tuesday about whether the voter-approved charter school law violates the state constitution.

Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle United

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:40
Ayoze Perez scores his first goal for Newcastle, who come back from a goal down to defeat Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Categories: BBC World News

Ohio college uses infomercials to prod students

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:33
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A university in northeast Ohio is lampooning infomercials as a way to push students to graduate on time.

Tangled Portrait of a Student Emerges in Washington Shooting

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:26
When Jaylen Ray Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the school cafeteria on Friday, according to witnesses, he did not randomly target fellow students, nor authority figures, but friends.






Governors of New York and New Jersey Defend Ebola Quarantine

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:25
Concerns are being raised about the potential chilling effect of a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

After Hurricane Sandy, New York Rebuilds for the Future

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:14
Rather than aiming for a big fix, like giant storm gates, flood-proofing solutions being tried out in New York are more widespread and humbler, like stone revetments and solar-powered streetlights.

DealBook: 25 European Banks Fail Stress Test

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:53
Lenders in Europe are 25 billion euros, or $31.7 billion, short of the money they would need to survive a financial or economic crisis, and nine Italian banks failed the review.






A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen

 

 

 

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