Month: December 2009

Resort Update

This morning OTM chatted with representatives each of the member resorts from Ski the NW Rockies to get the latest news and updates on ski conditions. WHAT’S NEW Haley Sorbel from Schweitzer: Right now we just have our 4 lifts we first opened. This weekend we’re opening our Triple to the Top, which will open …

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CFJ to Sue City

The Center for Justice, a Spokane non-profit community law firm, announced today that it intends to sue the City of Spokane for violating the Clean Water Act — Spokane has high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in its river, posing a health risk to area residents. In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified …

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Everyday Cyclist: The Wonder Fabric You’ve Never Heard Of

Over the years, I’ve discovered that there is no such thing as dry and warm for long, vigorous rides in bad weather. And because most high-tech fabrics start with promises of “warm and dry,” which I’ve never actually experienced, I’ve developed an aversion to most high-tech clothing. I like wool. Sometimes I’ll wrap a cheap …

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Squirrel Away Your Dollars A Low-cost and local holiday gift guide for outdoor nuts

Outdoor folks can seem somewhat nutty at times. They talk a lot about gear, GPS waypoints, and the wild things they’ve done or seen in the woods. They wear a lot of fleece clothing, carry around a 32-ounce BPA-free water bottle, and always seem ready for a hike. They adore organic food, recycling, bike racks, …

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