2014 Ural Gear-Up Review + Video
Santa and his eight flying reindeer got nothin' on the 2WD Ural Gear-Up. When it comes to smiles per mile on ultimate sleigh rides, I'll go dashing through the snow on a Ural before any purpose-built, motorized sled, whether fueled by petrol or magic food pellets.
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Team Drops Bomb to Trigger Controlled Avalanches
Stationed in the Cascade Mountains of Washington, the avalanche control team has been hard at work this winter, ensuring the safety of public roads by triggering avalanches.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Editorial: TVW gives East Side valuable eye on Olympia - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 PST
For want of $2.8 million, folks living east of Snoqualmie Pass may lose sight of the Legislature's deliberations in Olympia.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Weekend snow closes passes, delays school - Mon, 03 Mar 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Close to a half a foot of snow that fell in Spokane over the weekend has slowed school buses and kept city crews busy overnight, but a warming trend is expected to melt flakes away.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Snoqualmie Pass reopens after several-hour closure
Snoqualmie Pass has reopened after a several-hour closure Monday due to heavy snow and threat of avalanches.
I-90 Closed MP 33 to MP 106
WSDOT Highway Alert Update COUNTY: King EVENT START: March 2, 2014 12:15 a.m. EVENT EST.
Snoqualmie Pass closure forces cancellation of Adrian Legg concert - Mon, 03 Mar 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The extended closure of Snoqualmie Pass this afternoon forced the cancellation of Adrian Legg's concert at Chateau Rive.
Snow, snow and more snow in the Cascades
Traffic was nonexistent in this webcam photo on Snoqualmie Pass just before 10 a.m. Monday.
The $30 million dollar February snowstorms
To drive across Snoqualmie Pass in mid- to late-Feburary was to play chicken with weather.
Heavy snow closes Snoqualmie Pass overnight
The department also says Highway 2 over Stevens Pass would be closed at times Monday morning for avalanche control.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Cloud projects and cross-country moves
I tend to take real-life events and correlate them to computational scenarios. It's a hazard of being a technical professional, I suppose.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Seriously, no parking: Illegal parking at Stevens Pass could cost you hundreds
Parking on the shoulder of U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass could cost drivers hundreds of dollars in traffic citations and towing bills.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Action Cam: Longhorn Barbecue Takes Part in 'Restaurant Week' With Chicken & Waffles
The Longhorn Barbecue originated in Houston, Texas, in 1946. After 10 years in business in the "pistol packin' city" the owners decided to move to the great Northwest.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Democratic caucus to meet at 5th Legislative District caucus in Maple Valley
On March 9, Democrats will gather at the 5th Legislative District caucus in Maple Valley to elect delegates and alternates to the state Democratic convention this summer.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Mountains see heavy snow over 9-day period
As an example, Snoqualmie Pass has almost double the snow it did a week ago. On Feb. 14th, it had 55 inches of snow and by Feb. 20th that total had risen to 98 inches.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Heavy snow improves Yakima River summer water outlook
That has caused snowpack to rise to about 95 percent of the average for the Lower Yakima River Basin, Scott Pattee, U.S. Department of Agriculture water supply specialist, said Wednesday.
Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone
On Sunday, Feb. 9 the family and I ended the official mourning period, according to our traditional upbringing, with the service for the unveiling of Rosalie's headstone.
Parade of winter storms continues through Wash. state
The National Weather Service says a parade of winter storms will continue this week, bringing steady rain at times to Western Washington with a flood threat on some rivers, heavy snow in the mountains, and high winds in some areas.
King Bill to Let Rural Districts Save Through Shorter School Weeks Passes Senate
Small, rural school districts could transition to a money-saving, four-day school week if a bill proposed by Sen. Curtis King , R-Yakima, becomes law.