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Large avalanche closes Coquihalla Highway – CTV News

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A major avalanche hit the Coquihalla Highway late Thursday morning, closing the highway yet again after recently being reopened from a previous avalanche. The class four – on a five point scale – avalanche is blocking the highway in both directions approximately 33 km north of Hope. “This current avalanche cycle resulted in slides on paths that have never before reached the road in the 27 years that the Coquihalla…

Chad Kellogg dies at 42; elite mountain climber – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Kellogg, a Seattle resident, and his climbing partner Jens Holsten, of Leavenworth, Wash., had successfully summited the 11,000-foot mountain and were hanging together from a preestablished anchor when a rock fell, striking Kellogg and killing him instantly. Word of his death shocked those in the mountaineering community. “Chad had unbelievable drive beyond most high-level athletes,” said his friend and fellow climber Gordon Janow, of Alpine Ascents International, a Seattle-based…

Avalanche deaths spike in the West – USA TODAY

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Rescue personnel recover the body of Burton Kenneth Gibson, 46, on, Jan. 2, 2014, near Big Sky, Mont. Gibson was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling.(Photo: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, AP) Story Highlights So far this winter, avalanches have killed 15 Americans, all in the West The most people killed by avalanches in a single winter season was 36 Only about four people were killed per winter back in the 1950s The…

Crystal Mountain skier dies after falling into tree well –

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A skier died at Crystal Mountain on Wednesday after falling into a tree well, officials at the resort said. Officials say at about 2:25pm ski patrol received a report from a skier that their ski partner was missing and had last been seen at approximately 1:00pm in an area called Dick’s Face. Ski patrol was immediately dispatched to that location. The ski patroller who was dispatched found some equipment near…

When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier – KCET

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

It was two o’clock in the morning on September 15, 1936, when the piercing wail of the fire siren crashed into the handsome guestrooms of the Mount Lowe Tavern. Men and women, still in their nightwear, flew out of their beds and darted outside of the hotel to catch their romantic lodging engulfed in flames. The crisp alpine air was choked by smoke. As the blaze shot into adjacent cottages,…

Master Gardener

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Once again the garden trend report is out from the PR firm, Garden Media. It’s a wonderful report about 115 pages in length and full of information about more than just garden trends. They are calling this year the Year of Happiness, finding ways to do things more simply, finding what makes you happy and content and finding peace within your environment. An article on Huffington post by Dr. Larry…

Best of B.C.: 41st annual BC Home and Garden Show contest

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Gearing up for a home makeover? CTV invites you to visit the 2014 BC Home & Garden Show coming to BC Place, January 19th – 23rd. This annual event will offer real advice, real inspiration and real experts to help prep for any home improvement project, be it a basic décor update or a major renovation. Visitors will hear expert suggestions from the best in the biz, get style stimulation from a slew of…

Fathom Fountains Announce New Featured Indoor Fountains

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — There are many ways that homeowners can enhance decor in their space. They may paint the walls, add area rugs, invest in stylish furniture and more. However, when property owners want to make a big impression with their property’s interior or exterior, one of the best steps that they can take is to add a fountain to the space. Fathom Fountains is among the best resources…

Hotel in Raleigh Sponsors Shaw University Department of Athletics

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Hospitality group to sponsor Shaw University’s Department of Athletics. With the generous sponsorship, this hotel near downtown Raleigh, NC and others within the hospitality group will be able to benefit the university department in a number of ways including branding, hosting visiting teams, advertising on the university website, game day announcements, hole sponsorship for the football team’s golf outing and hosting teams for the university’s Softball Challenge. The Softball Challenge, taking place…

Decor Trends: Creating your outdoor living area

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

While our friends up North are shoveling snow and have long ago forgotten about a leisurely evening by the pool, we here in Southwest Florida are just getting the outdoor parties started. Now is when cooler air and lower humidity lure Floridians onto our decks, patios and courtyards. The front entrance of a home may give the first impression, however, the back patio now has become an artful combination of…