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
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...
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...
Art in wild places New artist-in-residence program in the Tongass kicks off

The majesty of the Tongass National Forest evoked in verse. The drama of the sheer cliffs of Tracy Arm fjord suggested in music. The blue of the Sawyer Glaciers captured on canvas. A new U.S. Forest Service artist-in-residence...
Bodies of both victims recovered

...bodies' recovered late Friday evening when weather finally cleared from their Cessna 182 crash site on the Douglas Island rock cliffs high above Eaglecrest Ski Resort. They died on July 24 when their Cessna 182 struck a mountain on Douglas near "The Wedding...
Stranded workers, rescuers battle extreme weather

...their way through a hazardous landscape full of icy ravines, cliffs and ponds. Equipped with GPS receivers and snowshoes, the...difficult to maneuver. They navigated brush, ravines, creeks, cliffs and rivers. "You name it," Felton said. The rescue volunteers...
Where goats roam

...sentinels atop majestic mountain cliffs. Sure, right now they are...steep terrain often with small cliff areas. Using these identifiers...identifiers - a spur with a small cliff area about 500 feet in elevation...over to where we expected the cliff to be. As we neared the cliff...


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