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Stevens Pass - 10/26/2014 1:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:12
Stevens Pass US2
10/26/2014 1:19:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

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Blewett Pass - 10/26/2014 1:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:12
Blewett Pass US97
10/26/2014 1:13:59 PM

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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/26/2014 1:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/26/2014 1:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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.

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Washington state rampage baffles Native American community

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:06
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria. The shooter and one girl, identified by a family friend as Zoe Galasso ...

Washington state rampage baffles Native American community

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:06

Flowers are pictured outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria. The shooter and one girl, identified by a family friend as Zoe Galasso, were killed, while the other freshmen students were gravely wounded in the Friday morning shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...


Jeb Bush 'More Than Likely' to Consider 2016 Run, Son Says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:04
Will another member of the Bush family dynasty make a run for the White House?

Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:59

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Douglas Smith, as Pete, Olivia Cooke, as Laine, and Ana Coto, as Sarah, in "Ouija." The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Matt Kennedy)NEW YORK (AP) — The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Burien canoe thief takes voyage on Puget Sound without a paddle

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:46
A canoe thief got himself into trouble Saturday night when he launched himself onto Puget Sound without a paddle, according to Burien police.

Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:33

Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by his son and other family members upon his arrival, early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. (AP Photo/David Kohl)LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub attended services Sunday in his home church in southwest Ohio.


Huskies morning links: UW can't overcome injuries on offense in loss to Arizona State

WA Huskies - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:31
Sunday links the morning after No. 14 Arizona State blew past the Huskies in the final minutes for a 24-10 victory Saturday night:
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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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