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...
Ferry Malaspina rescues one as two drown in sinking Canadian landing craft

...the Malaspina was a mile outside Skagway when people on board heard cries for help from a hiker who had fallen off a steep cliff and into chilly Taiya Inlet.In 1998, the Malaspina's crew used one of the ship's small boats to rescue two overturned...
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...
Today in History

...House counsel John W. Dean III is 76. Country singer Melba Montgomery is 77. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is 75. Singer Sir Cliff Richard is 74. Actor Udo Kier is 70. Singer-musician Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) is 68. Actor Harry Anderson is...
CCFR Special Teams captain retires specializes in performing high to low angle rope rescues, or in other words, raising and lowering people in peril off of cliffs, glacier faces and mountainsides. They also do swift water rescues, ice climbing and avalanche rescues and HAZMAT.This...
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...
Reducing energy use is a quality of life issue

...As my mini-manifesto on the economy of electric heat versus oil was rolling off the presses, snow was rolling off of the cliffs above Juneau's hydroelectric power lines, heralding a dramatic change in the way all Juneau residents view our usage of electricity...


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