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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

North Cascades Highway closer to reopening

As the close of the work week Thursday, April 16 about two weeks into the effort, Washington State Department of Transportation east and west snow removal crews were separated by just nine miles of snow-covered highway.


7 hrs ago | Boulder Weekly

Ill winds paint dusty picture for Colorado snowpack

Along with sandhill cranes and antelopes, snow-weary mountain dwellers often migrate en masse to warmer spots in the spring, heading to the Desert Southwest to take a break from skiing.


Related Topix: Summit County, CO

11 hrs ago | Technology Marketing

Skier Sets Off Avalanche and Records the Whole Terrifying Experience on His GoPro

Considering its position as the No. 1 brand channel on YouTube , it's really of no surprise that this insane video comes from today's prime purveyors of adventuretime content, GoPro.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Laughing Squid

GoPro First Person Point of View Video Showing What It's Like to...

In this first-person point of view video captured by a GoPro HD Hero3+ , Canadian skier Eric Hjorleifson sets off an avalanche while skiing through a mountain of powder and then proceeds to ski through it.



Medical examiner: 39 now confirmed dead in Washington State mudslide

A total of 39 bodies have been recovered from the mudslide that hit Oso, Wash., the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Natural Disasters


Be Aware of Depth Hoar - The large grains of sugary snow are still an ...

Depth hoar found at the bottom of the snowpack can propagate huge wet slab avalanches.


The Standard

Four skiers die in Norway avalanche

Norwegian police say rescuers have found the bodies of four skiers who were killed by an avalanche in central Norway.


Houston Press

Die Young Never Stray From Their Chosen Path

Less than a year after one of Houston's best hardcore bands was resurrected upon front man Daniel Albaugh's return from Philadelphia, Die Young is back with an EP that is short on running time but very long on a peculiar brand of confessional, compelling metalcore.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunday Herald

Experts issue warnings for avalanche and blizzard risk

THE thousands of enthusiasts heading to the mountains over Easter have been warned to beware the changing conditions and old patches of snow hidden from the sun.


Related Topix: Blizzard, Weather, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

BBC News

On a hill, in sight of Europe

The border fence around the Spanish territory of Melilla is all that separates them from access to Europe.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, World News

From Asia To California

Several months ago, Global Hotel Network invited me to share my views of the impact on Orange County, California-and the entire US-that the coming avalanche of tourists from mainland China will have on all of us in the hospitality industry and beyond.


Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Beijing, China Travel

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ABC News

No Criminal Charges in Fatal Montana Avalanche

A prosecutor in Montana says he won't file charges against four young men who were snowboarding or sledding on Mount Jumbo when an avalanche struck a Missoula neighborhood, killing a woman.


Related Topix: Missoula County, MT

Vail Daily News

Against the Wind'

Kirk VanHee in the 1970s in Aspen. He'll be at the Bookwork in the Edwards Riverwalk Tuesday for an author's event for his memoir, "Against the Wind."


Related Topix: Vail, CO, Drugs

Sys-Con Media

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service confirms identification in avalanche fatality

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in hospital on April 12, 2014, after being involved in an avalanche incident near Golden the previous day.


The Daily Townsman

Avalanche kills skier near Golden

Golden Search and Rescue reported that the woman was skiing with a tour group on Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows Lodge.


Sun Apr 13, 2014

Kitsap Sun

Future in doubt for OC's longrunning mountaineering course

Founded in the 1950s and often so popular it required a waitlist, the course hit a low point in enrollment this year, falling five students short of the 15-student minimum.


Related Topix: Bremerton, WA


The unacknowledged risk of Himalayan avalanches triggering

In International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 187, No. 2. , pp. 277-283, doi:10.1007/s10704-014-9939-3 A "universal" model for avalanche triggering, as well as for collapse of suspended seracs, is presented based on Quantized Fracture Mechanics, considering fracture, friction, adhesion and cohesion.


Sat Apr 12, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Snow Piled High as Crews Begin Plowing Glacier's Sun Road

A rumbling fleet of snowplows and excavators began the daunting task of clearing a path along Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road on Thursday, forging through a winter's worth of snow and heralding springtime in Northwest Montana.


Related Topix: Glacier National Park, US National Parks

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Denver Post

Weekend snow will delay effect of dust darkening high-country drifts

Snow forecast for the central mountains of Colorado this weekend will further bury the melt-hastening layer of dust that blasted the state 11 days ago.


Related Topix: Crested Butte, CO

The Daily News Journal

Spirituality: Jesus reminds us to look for those who are lost

As the search continues for the avalanche victims in Oso, Wash., and for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I can't help but wonder who would search for me if I were lost.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Medicine