Month: April 2012

Clean Water at Risk!

House rider on Clean Water Act guidance puts America’s waters at risk WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new rider inserted into the House Energy and water Appropriations Bill this week could have negative impacts on streams and wetlands all across the country, harming efforts to protect water quality and degrading angling opportunity in waters treasured by all Americans.

BLOOMSDAY needs VOLUNTEERS!

Contact: Don Kardong, Race Director—(509) 838-1579 BLOOMSDAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Check-In, T-Shirt Distribution, Lost & Found Spokane, WA—With less than two weeks until the 36th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run, organizers are eagerly seeking volunteers to help with Check-In, T-shirt distribution, and the Lost & Found area on race weekend. “The success of Bloomsday is …

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Elkfest Line-up Announced

Bands to watch….. ELKFEST 2012 My Goodness Guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Ethan Jacobson epitomize the purest distillation of rock, blues and punk. They both hail from other notable Seattle bands, but their sonic chemistry became immediately apparent when they began playing together. Very quickly they were offered a show and needed a name. Since …

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Cycling   The new light rail system recently recommended to the Spokane Transit Authority is a thrilling opportunity for Spokane to join other transportation-smart cities. Less thrilling is the anti light rail talk being heard around town. Exhibit ‘A’ for light rail critics is the cost; $300 million dollars-most of which will be covered by …

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Book Reviews

Climbing Dictionary: Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms And Lingo — An Illustrated Reference To More Than 650 Words Matt Samet Mountaineers Books, 2011, 250 pages THE CLIMBING DICTIONARY by Matt Samet brings together all the terms, phrases and lingo that climbers unconsciously speak, and explains them for everyone to understand. The book easily skips past the …

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