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  • Atlanta NAACP Proposes Sand Blasting Stone Mountain to Remove Davis, Lee, Jackson

    07/15/2015 1:21:05 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies ^ | 7-15-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    The Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has proposed that the sculpture of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General "Stonewall" Jackson be sand blasted off the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia. Chapter leader Richard Rose is telling local news outlets, "Those guys need to go." They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder. All of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was...
  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

    04/20/2015 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Kim Jong-Un has climbed the highest mountain in North Korea, state-run media claims.
  • US: Airstrikes Worked, Iraqi Rescue Unnecessary

    08/14/2014 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | August 13, 2014 | John Johnson
    It looks like the US won't have to launch a mass evacuation of Iraqis trapped on a mountain after all. A small team of American military personnel who spent 24 hours on Mount Sinjar said US airstrikes seem to have done the trick—most of the trapped Yazidis who wanted to flee to safety have done so, reports the New York Times. As a result, defense chief Chuck Hagel said a rescue mission is "far less likely now," reports AP.
  • 'We Left Hundreds Behind': Inside the Helicopter Rescue of Iraq's Stranded Yazidis (Saigon 1975)

    08/12/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 12, 2014 | BY JONATHAN RUGMAN
    He was flying low and his men were taking greater risks, dropping the aid from a much lower height. Though I have to say that I was very concerned that some of the bottles of water and some of the boxes would split open or smash on impact when they hit the rocks below. The helicopter was in such a hurry, it had so many rounds to make, so many deliveries, it didn’t stop to see to check to see if the people got the aid they needed. Toward the end of our journey, we landed on a rare space...
  • More Cowbell!..Mississippi Queen, by Mountain, and the Bells of Rock

    07/19/2014 3:59:50 PM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    July 19 2014 | lee martell
    Some classic rock songs from 'back then' have a distinctive sound in the intro, a rhythmic pattern that would probably make a good ringtone on our cell phones of today. One of those songs that could instantly set the mood was "Mississippi Queen, by the group Mountain, from 1970. The band consisted of four guys; Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi and David Rea. This song, their most successful, reached #21 in the Billboard Hot 100 record chart of 1970. There are many other good songs with the everyday Cowbell in the intro including; #1. Moby Dick, by Led Zeppelin...
  • Committee approves bill naming 'Mount Reagan' in Nevada

    04/09/2014 4:53:01 PM PDT · by workerbee · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/9/14
    A Republican congressman got a step closer to naming a Nevada peak after the late President Ronald Reagan, after a House committee approved the idea on Wednesday. **SNIP** Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., said he thought DeFazio's amendment was "terrific" but wanted to take it a step further and name the planet after Reagan. ...Huffman said his reasoning was that if the planet were named after Reagan, then Republicans might be more concerned with taking up legislation dealing with global warming.
  • Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire

    06/30/2013 10:40:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-01-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Granite Mountain Hot Shots of Prescott, Arizona. 19 of 20 crew members perished in the Yarnell Hill fire today.- Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 80 years - and the worst since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001/ Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were forced to deploy their fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and...
  • Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)

    05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue
    Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.
  • Mountain lion mauls hiker near Nevada City

    07/04/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jul 03, 2012
    NEVADA CITY, Calif. - A mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man camping northwest of Nevada City. ... the man decided to stop and sleep for the night while on the planned hiking trip, and laid a sleeping bag out on a tributary to the Yuba River. The man told officials that during the attack, the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag. The animal bit into the man's cap and his clothes. "The lion immediately began a ferocious attack. It bit him into his head. It bit him on the hands," said Patrick Foy, of the Department...
  • German doctor dies on Everest clean-up

    05/21/2012 5:18:41 AM PDT · by King_Corey · 44 replies
    The Local DE ^ | 21 May 12 11:20 CET | AFP/The Local/jcw
    A German man died on Mount Everest where he was helping clear the world's highest peak of rubbish, Nepalese tourism officials announced. His death brings the season's toll to five. The 61-year-old doctor, Eberhard Schaaf, died on Saturday of extreme altitude sickness while descending the south side of the mountain, Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Kathmandu-based Asian Trekking adventure agency said. "Climbers spend their energy on the ascent and they are exhausted and fatigued on the descent," Tshering explained. Daily newspaper Bild said Schaaf, a passionate mountaineer from Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, was taking part in the "Eco Everest Expedition", a...
  • Leander Boy Attacked By Mountain Lion

    02/08/2012 9:40:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08 Feb 2012 | unknown
    A family vacation to west Texas included a frightening encounter with a mountain lion for a Leander couple and their 6-year-old son. The 17 stitches on the right side of Rivers Hobbs' face may be out by next week, but the memory of what caused the injury will not soon fade away. “It sneaked up on me,” said Hobbs. The 6-year-old was attacked Sunday, by a mountain lion, at Big Bend National Park. He and his parents were on a walkway near the main lodge heading to their room when the mountain lion attacked. “No, not that bad,” said Hobbs,...
  • Mother Loses Three Children in Fiery Crash in Arizona Mountains

    11/24/2011 9:26:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-11-24 | Alyssa Newcomb & Michael S. James
    An Arizona sheriff said he tried today to comfort the mother of a family that perished when a small plane crashed into Superstition Mountain, a crash the sheriff said that no one could have survived. The twin-engine aircraft, which carried three adults and three children, was en route to Safford, Ariz., when it crashed Wednesday night in the jagged terrain of the Superstition Mountains.
  • Massive terror exercise planned for metro area

    09/22/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 2+ views
    FOX31 DENVER ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | KDVR Staff
    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies**, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of...
  • NASA says Mars mountain will read like 'a great novel'

    07/22/2011 1:15:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/22/11 | Kerry Sheridan - AFP
    The US space agency's unmanned Curiosity rover will explore a mountain on Mars that should read like "a great novel," revealing if signs of life ever existed on the red planet, NASA said Friday. The landing site for the 2.5 billion dollar Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was unveiled the day after the 30-year shuttle era ended with the return to Earth of Atlantis after its final mission to the International Space Station. Clues sent home from Mars are important to NASA as it aims to build a spaceship capable of toting humans there by 2030, while private companies race to...
  • Carrying a paralysed man up a mountain? No problem...

    07/02/2011 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:17 AM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Japanese man paralysed from the waist down has embarked on an ambitious trip to Normandy to climb a mountain... with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Father-of-two Seiji Uchida, 49, will be carried up Mont Saint Michel - a World Heritage site - by a companion clad in a cybernetic exoskeleton which can boost the wearer's strength tenfold. For Mr Uchida, who lost the ability to walk 28 years ago after a car accident, reaching the picturesque abbey at the top of the mountain on the French coast is just the beginning of his trip of a lifetime.
  • Rock guitarist Leslie West's lower leg amputated.

    06/21/2011 3:59:28 PM PDT · by JimC214 · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/20/2011 | Reporting by Dean Goodman
    Rock guitarist Leslie West, who rose to fame in the '70s power trio Mountain, has had his lower right leg amputated in a life-saving operation related to his diabetes, his wife said on Monday. West, 65, underwent the emergency surgery after being admitted to a hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Saturday when his leg started to swell and his foot went septic. "The doctors tried for two days to save it to no avail. The decision to amputate was one that was necessary to save his life as the infection was spreading throughout his body," his wife, Jenni West, said...
  • Teen mountain climber accused of 'street surfing' - Johnny Strange of Malibu

    05/12/2010 9:37:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 977+ views
    hosted ^ | May 12
    MALIBU (AP) -- A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 11-17, 2010: Creux-du-Van

    04/14/2010 8:27:59 PM PDT · by cogitator · 16 replies · 729+ views
    Panoramio ^ | Various | Various
    Tooling around Panoramio, I found the Creux-du-Van in Switzerland, near Lac de Neuchatel. My first thought when looking at this was: "I'll bet they lost a lot of sheep on this thing." What's the Creux-du-Van? From Magic Places of Switzerland: Creux-du-Van And from Wikipedia: Creux-du-Van It's a cirque. And an impressive one. You can find it with "Creux-du-Van, Switzerland" on Google Maps. This is a good area for Swiss cheese, I believe. Click for full size. Click for full size. Click for full size. Click for full size.
  • K2 claimed Alison Hargreaves' life - now her son is on course to scale the same peak

    03/08/2010 9:32:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies · 171+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2010 | Tamara Abraham
    Tom Ballard was just six years old when his mother died while attempting to climb the world's second-highest mountain, K2. Now, Alison Hargreaves' 21-year-old son is training to scale the same 28,000ft peak. The mother-of-two, who had successfully climbed Everest just three months earlier, was swept off the mountain during her descent in 1995 aged just 32. Her body was never found.
  • Mountain lion killed after mauling dogs in Salida home

    03/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 32 replies · 1,305+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/05/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion yesterday that invaded a home near Salida, attacking five dogs and trapping a mother and two children. The mountain lion entered the home nine miles northwest of Salida about 4 p.m. Thursday after it chased a small dog through a pet door. Michelle Bese, 27, and her two children, ages two and five, were inside with four of her five dogs.
  • Could a Frozen Camera Dethrone Hillary and Norgay as the First to Summit Everest?

    01/28/2010 10:24:39 AM PST · by Palter · 28 replies · 1,954+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | Larry Greenemeier
    Photo detective work could solve an enigma nearly nine decades old. But will it vindicate Hillary's historic climb or rewrite the record books? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp less than a kilometer from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak (8,850 meters). They were never to be heard from again. Whether either man reached the summit—almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 climb—has been an open question for nearly 86 years. Although more than half a...
  • Indian villager takes 14 years to dig tunnel through mountain

    12/18/2009 2:53:04 PM PST · by posterchild · 56 replies · 2,721+ views
    Guardian ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Randeep Ramesh
    An Indian villager burrowed for 14 years with a hammer and chisel to cut a tunnel through a mountain so that his neighbours could reach nearby fields and he could park his truck outside his home. Ramchandra Das, 53, who lives in eastern Bihar state, carved a 10m-long, 4m-wide tunnel through the hill range from his village of Kewati. Das took up the Herculean task after villagers found the 7km trek over the mountain increasingly arduous. When the authorities refused to help to cut the journey time, Das began carving his way through the earth in the direction of the...
  • Conditions set to worsen for Mount Hood hiker search

    12/14/2009 6:38:36 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 62 replies · 2,152+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | 12/14/2009 | staff
    -- Rescuers hoping to find two hikers missing on the frigid slopes of Oregon's Mount Hood faced worsening weather conditions Monday night as forecasters predicted white-out conditions that could severely hinder search efforts. == Up to 2 feet of snow is expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday at the elevation where rescuers are searching for any signs of Anthony Vietti, 24, and Katie Nolan, 29, who have been missing since early Friday. A third hiker who was with them, 26-year-old Luke Gullberg, was found dead Saturday.
  • An Unprecedented Mountain of Debt

    11/29/2009 12:15:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies · 997+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 28, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    Since Obama is rather attached to describing everything he does as “unprecedented”, “I have achieved an unprecedented level of transparency”, “I played an unprecedented amount of golf this year” and “I just wasted an unprecedented amount of money”... in honor of the Liar in Chief, we can make “unprecedented” the word of the day. First up is Obama’s unprecedented deficit. The current real cost of ObamaCare is up to 2.5 Trillion dollars and rising. The Senate Republicans’ chart demonstrates that the total for all of these costs—based on CBO projections for the bill’s true first 10 years—is $2.5 trillion. And...
  • Iran plant hidden in mountain

    09/29/2009 12:06:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 818+ views ^ | 9/29/09 | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Tehran - Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday his country built its newly revealed uranium enrichment facility inside a mountain and next to a military site to ensure continuity of its nuclear activities in case of an attack. Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who also heads the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said the site near the holy city of Qom is next to an ammunition depot controlled by the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force. He said the only connection between the Qom nuclear facility and the Guard is the Guard would protect it against possible attacks.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 16-22, 2009: A Little Puzzle about Mount Assiniboine

    08/18/2009 10:25:26 PM PDT · by cogitator · 26 replies · 1,901+ views
    Why this mountain? My little puzzle is: I have a specific reason for posting these pictures now of the photogenic Mount Assiniboine in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Alberta (adjacent to Banff and Kootenay National Parks). Anybody astute enough to guess what the reason is? (Click all but the second for full-size.)
  • California has amassed a mountain of debt

    08/12/2009 12:22:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 998+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/12/09 | Dan Walters
    What, one might ask, is the appropriate metaphor for California's convoluted budgetary situation? Would be it be Enron, which cooked its books to fool investors and lenders? Perhaps a Third World country whose rulers run up a mountain of debt while squandering revenues? Or both? Whatever it may be, years of irresponsibility by politicians and voters alike have left California with ongoing spending obligations that are nearly 50 percent higher than its ongoing revenues – roughly $110 billion a year in the former and $75 billion in the latter – and debts that would be daunting even were the economy...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 31-June 6, 2009: The Diamond, Longs Peak, Colorado

    06/04/2009 9:13:04 PM PDT · by cogitator · 18 replies · 1,213+ views
    First note: at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory Webcams page, you can see the two Halemaumau cams. Over the past few days, glow from the wall vent has been very bright at night, indicating that the surface of the pond is high. In the Overlook Webcam, in the AM around dawn, it's been possible to see the surface of the pond. A further rise and spillover onto the floor of Halemaumau would be very, very interesting to see. On to the images for today. Not having seen anything of remarkable interest, I decided to go with one of America's best rock...
  • Wounded Veteran Hopes to Inspire Others in Mountain Quest

    06/03/2009 6:25:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 226+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 – The loss of his right arm while serving in Iraq made something as simple as eating a challenge for retired Marine Capt. Jonathan F. Kuniholm, who recently set out with three other wounded veterans to conquer Mount McKinley, also known as “Denali” because it’s located in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Reserve. Army Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister, top left; Army Spc. Dave Shebib, top right; retired Marine Capt. Jon Kuniholm, bottom left; and retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Nyman -- all wounded veterans -- are attempting to summit North America's highest peak, June...
  • Mystery of two natural lakes in Virginia

    05/03/2009 5:56:47 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies · 1,737+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 3 May 2009 | Diane Tennant
    "The Lady of the Lake" is such a romantic name that mud boots would spoil the Arthurian image, but it can't be helped. In search of such mystery and beauty, I traveled to Lake Drummond in Suffolk, 30 minutes west of my house, and also to Mountain Lake near Blacksburg, some five hours farther. In between, I passed numerous other lakes without stopping because they were not as interesting as these two on opposite sides of the state. They are fraternal twins, sharing the name "lake" and the basic blueprint of water in a hole, but nothing else. One is...
  • Pair Survives Avalanche on Mount Washington (Climbing Partners Tumbled 800 Feet Down Slope)

    04/15/2009 10:23:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 15, 2009 | Martin Finucane
    A Massachusetts man and his climbing partner from Vermont were "incredibly fortunate," officials said, to survive with only minor injuries after they were caught in an avalanche and tumbled 800 feet down a slope at New Hampshire's Mount Washington last weekend. Daniel Zucker, 46, of Danville, Vt., said he and Tim Finocchio of Holbrook were nearing the top of the Dodge's Drop area at Tuckerman Ravine at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the snow gave way. He described a terrifying plunge down the slope in which he wondered if he would survive. "There's this roaring sound that's constant, and you're...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 8-14, 2009: Where is this (and what makes it unique)?

    03/12/2009 9:54:58 PM PDT · by cogitator · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    Haven't done this for awhile; and this one might be a toughie (except, possibly, if you've been there and recognize it). One hint: it's an easy hike to the top.
  • Good Riddance, Yucca Mountain

    03/04/2009 2:41:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1,304+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/3/09 | Timothy Noah
    Obama pulls the plug on the nuclear industry's last best hope. We've seen a lot of hyperbole lately about the significance of a presidency that's all of six weeks old. I hesitate to add to it. But the following statement happens to be the literal truth. The ramifications of the 2008 presidential election will be felt for 1 million years. One million years is a long time. A million years ago, Homo erectus (who looked like this, not this) was getting ready to invent the hand axe and discover fire. Yet 1 million years is the length of time that...
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Army Wife Enlists, Escapes Death on Afghan Mountain

    11/18/2008 3:49:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 431+ views
    Wounded Warrio Files ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2008 – Many wounded warriors who have served in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have paid the price for their participation in combat. Depending on that price, many view not only themselves as a hero, but those who were lost. Army Spc. Susan Downes holds an Afghan girl during her tour there in 2006. Downes was seriously wounded there in November 2006 when the convoy she was riding in ran over a bomb. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I was just doing my job. I think we all were,” said...
  • Mountain clashes bring Lebanon death toll to 81

    05/12/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 72+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Nadim Ladki
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government Sunni Muslim gunmen and militiamen loyal to Lebanon's Iranian-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah battled with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday. The violence, which broke out when Hezbollah gunmen fought pro-government forces in Beirut last week, is the worst since the end of the 1975-90 civil war in 1990. Security sources said six people were wounded when Sunni government supporters in Tripoli's Bab Tebbaneh district exchanged machine gun and grenade fire with Alawite militiamen allied to Hezbollah in the nearby Jebel Mohsen area. The fighting later gave way to the occasional...
  • Authorities catch mountain lion in Las Vegas neighborhood

    01/03/2008 2:21:41 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 138+ views
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police captured a more than 100-pound mountain lion in a Las Vegas neighborhood Wednesday, authorities said. Police and animal control officials tracked the animal to a back yard after it eluded capture early in the day and then reappeared Wednesday afternoon. The animal was tranquilized and captured without incident, Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell said. It was handed over the Nevada Division of Wildlife and will be released in a less densely populated environment, he said. No injuries were reported. Authorities estimated the mountain lion weighed between 100 pounds and 110 pounds. It was first...
  • Mountain lion attacks near Kalispell

    11/12/2007 4:14:44 PM PST · by george76 · 123 replies · 1,053+ views
    the Missoulian ^ | Nov. 12, 2007 | JOHN CRAMER
    A hunter was attacked by a mountain lion Sunday near Kalispell. The hunter told officials he was several miles in on a trail when he heard what sounded like the scream of a mountain lion. A short time later, he heard a growl and turned to see a lion about 10 to 15 feet away. The man dropped his rifle and rushed to get behind a tree. The lion pounced on his back and knocked him into the tree. The collision made the lion lose its grip and the hunter reached his pistol and fired a shot... He met several...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, September 2-8, 2007: Fitzroy Peak, Patagonia

    09/07/2007 2:32:57 PM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies · 239+ views
  • No Mountain Too High, No Bridge Too Far for Afghan Reconstruction Team

    08/16/2007 5:38:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 433+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF
    PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2007 – Whether crawling over dirt mounds to inspect a school, hiking mountains 9,000 feet above sea level, or handing out stuffed animals, members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team are pushing progress in Afghanistan. “It’s a very unique job,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Luedtke, PRT commander who deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “No day is ever the same here in the Hindu Kush (Mountains).” A combined team of airmen, soldiers, U.S. civilians, and Afghans make up this team north of Kabul. They support the construction of micro hydro plants for...
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre (from LDS website)

    08/16/2007 12:24:15 PM PDT · by DanielLongo · 183 replies · 2,900+ views
    Ensign, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ^ | September 2007 | Richard E. Turley Jr., Managing Director, Family and Church History Department
    The Mountain Meadows Massacre By Richard E. Turley Jr. Managing Director, Family and Church History Department Print E-mail Richard E. Turley Jr., “The Mountain Meadows Massacre,” Ensign, Sep 2007 This September marks the 150th anniversary of a terrible episode in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California. The horrific crime, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain...
  • Mountain lion kills deer on Pepperdine campus

    06/21/2007 10:35:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 347+ views
    The Malibu Times ^ | June 20, 2007 | Melonie Magruder
    A portion of a park in Ventura was closed for a week after several mountain lion sightings. A mountain lion was spotted in the hills next to faculty condominiums on Pepperdine University campus last week, feasting on a freshly killed deer. "A resident contacted us when he saw the mountain lion," Monica Loeffler, spokeswoman for the property management office at Pepperdine, said. "It was right near the Drescher condos below Via de la Casa and above the play structure on Mariposa." there have been a couple of high-profile cases in California in recent years. A cyclist was killed by a...
  • What do you call a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Dalmation?

    04/19/2007 7:24:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 76 replies · 3,398+ views ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    Whatever you call them, pups Arnie and Angel could be the first of a new breed. Cath and Graham Wilson think they might have uncovered a new breed of dog after their Dalmation Tom mated with their seven-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog Cassie. Cath and Graham, of Croston, Lancs, have dubbed the two unlikely puppies Bernations.
  • Early Humans 'Mined' Tochigi Mountain To Produce Stone Tools (Japan - 35,000+ YA)

    04/13/2007 10:51:01 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Asahi ^ | 4-13-2007 | Nobuyuki Watanabe
    04/13/2007 BY NOBUYUKI WATANABE, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Humans may have trekked up a mountain 35,000 years ago in what is now Tochigi Prefecture to dig up raw obsidian ore to process into stone tools, archaeologists say. Trapezoid stone tools unearthed on Mount Takaharayama in the prefecture will shed light on early human history in Japan, they added. The tools indicate human beings at the start of the Upper Paleolithic Era (roughly 35,000 years ago) were already "mining" raw stones to produce tools, not just picking them up off the ground, the researchers said. Previous finds had led experts to believe...
  • Snowbowl can’t use treated sewage (9th circuit . . .)

    03/13/2007 9:55:02 AM PDT · by el_chupacabra · 21 replies · 940+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 3.13.07 | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    The operators of a Northern Arizona ski resort cannot use recycled sewage to make snow, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, the judges said there is no evidence that denying the operators of Arizona Snowbowl the ability to use sewage for artificial snow would force the facility, located on U.S. Forest Service land, to shut down. They said there is no “compelling governmental interest” in having artificial snow on the San Francisco Peaks. The judge said the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act requires government agencies to use the “least restrictive” means of interfering...
  • 2 climbers may have fallen and died

    12/18/2006 2:53:04 PM PST · by Westlander · 111 replies · 3,510+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-18-2006 | JOSEPH B. FRAZIER
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.
  • Shame: Catholic Seton Hall University to show pro-homosexual "Brokeback Mountain" film

    11/17/2006 3:32:48 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies · 438+ views
    From Seton Hall University Web Site ^ | 07-17-06 | Edward Pennington
    Hollywood movie "Brokeback Mountain" is scheduled to stage at Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution founded in 1865. The film is currently listed on the university’s web site under “Multicultural Program Film & Lecture Series.” Catholics are being called to peacefully protest because the film: >>> Approves same-sex relations, adultery, nudity, profanity and drug use. It is a blow to Catholic education, America’s Christian roots, the institution of the family and very foundations of morality and society. >>> "Brokeback Mountain" is the antithesis of authentic Catholic education. It scrambles human emotions and encourages students to tolerate sin. The U.S. Conference...
  • Will you see mountain mystery?[NC-Brown Mountain Lights]

    11/07/2006 1:14:36 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 40 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 04 Nov 2006 | BRUCE HENDERSON
    The mysterious twinkles called the Brown Mountain Lights, for centuries the subject of folklore, scientific intrigue and starry-eyed fascination, are headed for the great crossroads of fact and fiction: the Web. And Appalachian State University astronomer Dan Caton, whose real work is studying binary stars, hopes to shed his distinction as the world's foremost expert on something he's never actually seen. Caton plans to install a webcam, a video camera that sends images to a Web site, in hopes of capturing the dots of light that dance across the dark hills on the Burke-Caldwell county line. He reckons that 95...
  • Geology Picture of the Week 3-for-1, September 24-30, 2006: Nevada Huandoy, Cascade du Sautadet

    09/25/2006 9:48:10 AM PDT · by cogitator · 10 replies · 361+ views
    Absolute Wissen ^ | Various | Various
    Not quite Ansel Adams quality, but a nice black-and-white image of Nevada Huandoy in the Andes: Color image: the sheer rockface on the left (right front in the black and white image) is apparently a well-known climber's challenge: On another note, this place in France, the "Cascade du Sautadet", looks like a theme-park water ride (you can actually swim there, but caution is advised). The formation is due to wind and water erosion.
  • Airmen deploy from Mountain Home AFB

    09/12/2006 8:01:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 366+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jasmine Reif
    9/12/2006 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFPN) -- More than 160 Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron here deployed Sept. 10 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their mission is to monitor the airspace over a battlefield and provide military leaders with a clear and accurate picture of that area, allowing commanders to make informed, real-time decisions. "We are self-sufficient and are comprised of 27 Air Force specialty codes. We are capable of going into the middle of nowhere and supporting ourselves," said Master Sgt. Todd Kern, the 726th ACS first sergeant who did not deploy with...
  • Ancient Gold Coins Found In Kyrgyz Mountain Lake

    08/30/2006 10:29:12 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,395+ views
    Novosti ^ | 8-30-2006
    Ancient gold coins found in Kyrgyz mountain lake 16:34 | 30/ 08/ 2006 BISHKEK, August 30 (RIA Novosti) - Possibly the world's most ancient gold coin has been discovered in a high mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan, the chief of an archeological expedition said Wednesday. Academic Vladimir Ploskikh said an expedition from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University found a 70-gram octagonal gold artifact on the northern side of Lake Issuk-Kul. "This is probably the earliest form of metal money found in Central Asia, and may have served as an archetype for later gold coins," he said. "If this [hypothesis] is confirmed, the...