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Dumpster diving fuels cyclist’s crusade against food waste

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:01
Rob Greenfield is bicycling across the country, eating only what he collects from trash bins and trying to get the word out that America’s stores and restaurants throw out too much good food that could go to the needy.

Rent control’s end remaking old city centers in Spain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:01
Across Spain, historic districts are being transformed as tens of thousands of small, often family-run shops face the end of decades of rent controls this year. Big-name chain stores able to afford the new, staggeringly high rents are moving in to take their place.

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/25/2014 7:17:57 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:56
White Pass US12
10/25/2014 7:17:57 AM

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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/25/2014 7:14:21 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:56
Satus Pass US97
10/25/2014 7:14:21 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:


Stevens Pass - 10/25/2014 7:17:15 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:56
Stevens Pass US2
10/25/2014 7:17:15 AM

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 - 10/25/2014 7:03:34 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:56
Blewett Pass US97
10/25/2014 7:03:34 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 - 10/25/2014 7:06:18 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/25/2014 7:06:18 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.

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Ex-PGA boss sorry for Poulter tweet

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:43
Ted Bishop, former president of the PGA of America, apologises after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
Categories: BBC World News

ABC Cancels ‘Manhattan Love Story’

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:35
The sitcom is the fall TV season’s first casualty.






Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:28
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:25
Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory.
Categories: BBC World News

Ottawa Gunman’s Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:17
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was troubled and unstable, and he initially may have sought religion as an attempt to scaffold a disintegrating life.






‘Ghosts: A Natural History’ traces 500 years of English hauntings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:16
British film writer Roger Clarke’s “Ghosts: A Natural History” is an entertaining and erudite tour of 500 years of English ghosts and hauntings.

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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