Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

With all the 'fiscal cliff' drama going on in D.C., I have been thinking about cliffs lately. In fact, the last time I thought...was when Thelma and Louise drove off the cliff in that classic scene of defiance at the...
Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.After at least...
Nation and World
Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

...the terrain we are searching is very steep (there are also cliffs). The searchers have had to repel down some areas to look...elevation. It has steep switchbacks and "even steeper areas and cliffs," Peters said.The search for Nathan marks the fourth search...
Search called off for Ketchikan hiker

...three-and-a-half miles long and begins at about 500 feet in elevation. It has steep switchbacks and "even steeper areas and cliffs," Peters said.The search for Nathan marks the fourth search and rescue effort in Southeast Alaska in a week's span.Peters...
Shrinking yourself

...They might keep their breakfast, but miss out on future meals.That doesn't mean you can't catch a king salmon by the cliffs between Craig and Klawock, but the likelihood is diminished.We're all looking for the bargain buck or the limit of salmon...
Kenai Peninsula College professor travels to Bhutan

...experiences in the McLane Commons at KPC, spent 12 days walking through 17th-century Buddhist monasteries, hiking along sheer cliffs and driving along washboard roads to remote palaces. In some places, like Alaska's moose, yaks blocked the roads and his...
Juneau's Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau's ghost town

...the cabin toward Eagle Glacier, but at this time it is nearly impossible to reach the face of Eagle Glacier due to the steep cliffs on either side, and quicksand-like silt at the river delta. As you hike this trail remember the miners that came before...
Congress, Obama avert gov't shutdown deal would boost military spending as sought by defense hawks, even as it would take away the threat of "fiscal cliffs" by a GOP-led Congress in the middle of a campaign season where Republicans are aiming for the White House and trying to...
Nation and World
Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

...The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.He and another diver tallied the grim count on a clipboard he had taken underwater. Only two dozen adult...
Off the Beaten Path: The bears, wolves of Kupreanof Island

The morning dawned clear on the Horn Cliffs that led toward Thomas Bay, the setting for Harry D. Colp's iconic narrative "The Strangest Story Ever Told." Colp describes...


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