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Blewett Pass - 10/27/2014 1:33:43 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:20
Blewett Pass US97
10/27/2014 1:33:43 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 10/27/2014 1:33:43 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:20
Blewett Pass US97
10/27/2014 1:33:43 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 10/27/2014 1:24:04 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/27/2014 1:24:04 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:


Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:11

Girl wounded in Washington school shooting diesA 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.


Could more have been done for Thomas Eric Duncan?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:10

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.DALLAS (AP) — When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask.


Giants edge closer to World Series

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:04
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 in Game Five to lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven World Series.
Categories: BBC World News

Asian shares mixed on ECB bank tests

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:04
Asian stocks close mixed after most of Europe's largest banks pass a stress test aimed at checking the strength of the region's financial system.
Categories: BBC World News

Many in M.L.S. Playing Largely for Love of the Game

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:01
As Major League Soccer begins its postseason, it is also readying for labor talks in which a key topic will be player salaries, which lag far behind those in the major professional sports leagues.






Lens Blog: A Festival of Ideas and Photos in Africa

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:00
The Lagos Photo Festival strives to foster encounters among photographers inspired by Africa and to nurture local artists.

Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:58
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state's borders.

Sting musical opens on Broadway

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:58
The Last Ship, Sting's musical about shipbuilding in the North East of England, opens on Broadway to respectable, if qualified reviews.
Categories: BBC World News

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:53

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz, poses for a portrait in a campus classroom. Fall for many high school seniors means deciding where to apply for college and maybe a trip to a guidance counselor. Lukasiewicz, 18, remembers vividly the day Northwestern University began emailing acceptance letters. A chatroom devoted to Northwestern hopefuls on a site called “College Confidential” was buzzing. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in analyzing lots of data we put online mean today’s high school seniors have more tools than ever to help them find the right college, though it’s still an inexact science. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.


Christie: Nurse quarantined in N.J. to be released

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:49

Kaci Hickox had been pulled aside at Newark Airport and confined to a hospital isolation tent.

       

New trial date set in Colo. theater shootings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:40

Defense asked for more time to review a sanity evaluation of shooter James Holmes.

       

Sting musical opens on Broadway

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:39
The Last Ship, Sting's musical about shipbuilding in the North East of England, opens on Broadway to respectable, if qualified reviews.
Categories: BBC World News

Death penalty call for ferry captain

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:39
South Korean prosecutors seek the death penalty for the captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in April killing more than 300 people.
Categories: BBC World News

Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:36

FILE- In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Pam Champion, right, and Robert Champion, Sr., left, hold a photo of their son, Robert, a Florida A&M University drum major who died in a hazing incident, as they are photographed in their attorney's office following a press conference in Atlanta. The trial for four band members charged in the hazing death of Champion begins Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trial of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter was scheduled to start Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.


Cougars arrive late, and fans exit early

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:06
Washington State’s fragile football season took an ugly turn here against 15th-ranked Arizona, as the Cougars fell behind 31-0 in the first 21 minutes and spent the rest of the day in futile pursuit in a 59-37 loss to the Wildcats.
Categories: Sports Center

In Pac-12, a divisional shift of power

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:15
Arizona State, Arizona and Utah each have one loss in Pac-12 South, while only Oregon in Pac-12 North has less than three.
Categories: Sports Center

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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