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  • Are Truck Buyers Avoiding GM Because of Bailout?

    10/07/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Chevy Silverado: "Strong" Commercial | Chevrolet 1:03 minute One of the most disappointing aspects of last week's sales results from General Motors was the underperformance of the much-hyped new truck offerings from the company. While the industry-leading Ford F-Series saw sales increase about 10 percent to around 60,500 vehicles for the month, GM's combined sales for its competing Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra fell approximately 8 percent to about 46,000 units. GM's Obama-appointed management's performance in trying to explain the declining sales was as lame as the sales results. Amongst the excuses for disappointing truck sales, GM did not include...
  • Pregnant mom in dead baby case gets to leave jail

    09/23/2013 4:17:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 23, 2013 | Rafael Olmeda,
    The mother of a baby whose body was found buried in their Hallandale Beach backyard in January was cleared for release from a Broward jail Monday, days away from the imminent birth of her fourth child. Brittney Sierra, 22, who is nine months pregnant, had her $100,000 bail eliminated after prosecutors announced they were downgrading charges against her stemming from the July 2011 disappearance of her 5-month-old son, Dontrell Melvin, whose buried remains were discovered in the backyard of the home where he lived with his parents.
  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • Ousted EPA administrator vows to “stop the construction of any new coal plants in Texas”

    08/06/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Al Armendariz's big mouth cost him his job as a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that he's working for the Sierra Club, Armendariz appears even more opinionated about the industry he once regulated.In his first comments since resigning from EPA in April, Armendariz unloaded on the coal industry, called President Obama the most environmental president ever, and attacked the state of Texas for fighting the EPA in court. He also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments comparing the EPA's philosophy to the brutal tactics used by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its adversaries.Armendariz's most pointed comments...
  • “Nature Fakery”

    02/22/2012 11:22:41 AM PST · by Parmenio · 18 replies
    Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution) ^ | February 22, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    At the turn of the twentieth century, President Theodore Roosevelt became embroiled in a public controversy over how some writers and naturalists described the natural world in overly anthropomorphic and sentimental terms. In a 1907 article attacking Jack London, among other writers, Roosevelt popularized the moniker “nature fakers,” those writers whom Roosevelt called “an object of derision to every scientist worthy of the name, to every real lover of the wilderness, to every faunal naturalist, to every true hunter or nature lover. But it is evident that [the nature faker] completely deceives many good people who are wholly ignorant of...
  • Study: Sierra snowfall consistent over 130 years

    02/15/2012 1:04:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/15/12 | Peter Fimrite
    Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released Tuesday. The analysis of snowfall data in the Sierra going back to 1878 found no more or less snow overall - a result that, on the surface, appears to contradict aspects of recent climate change models. John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist who authored the study, said the amount of snow in the mountains has not decreased in the past 50 years, a period when greenhouse gases were supposed to have...
  • Climate plan for Stockton has hefty price tag

    02/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stockton Record (CA) ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Alex Breitler
    STOCKTON - The city has a tentative plan to combat climate change, more than three years after reaching a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown. It wouldn't be cheap. If adopted by the Stockton City Council later this year, the plan could cost the city $28.5 million and could cost the private sector $240 million, the document says. The plan itself acknowledges it would require "substantial effort on the part of the entire Stockton community" at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills and keep businesses open.
  • Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plant (Arkansas)

    12/24/2011 4:59:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 12/22/11 | Max Brantley
    Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plantPosted by Max Brantley on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM The Sierra Club and Audubon Arkansas have announced a settlement with SWEPCO, the utility building the Turk coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County. This ends legal challenges to the plant and will be reflected in a consent decree to be filed in federal court later today in Texarkana. Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, SWEPCO's parent, said in a release: “The provisions of the agreement are consistent with our commitment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and overall environmental...
  • Winter returns to the Sierra; Snow above 6,000 feet

    10/04/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | October 4, 2011
    A cold weather front took aim at Northern California Tuesday, packing a potent punch with as much as 10 inches of snow for the Sierra peaks, the earliest return of winter conditions to Tahoe since 1969, according to weather forecasters. According to the Central Sierra Snow Lab, the flurries predicted with this storm will make the shortest duration between snow storms since 1969. The lab – located in Norden – got its last measurable snow on July 1 – 96 days ago.
  • Premortem for Sierra County (CA)

    05/26/2011 8:22:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Sierra County Prospect ^ | 5/21/11 | Unknown
    The nature freaks, in their blissful ignorance and holy calling to do good, have killed gold dredging and are working to kill OHV and snowmobiling. The SPI cogen plant in Loyalton, the one chance for long-term sustainability, is cold to touch, locked in the grip of legal and financial mumbo-jumbo. As is always the case with colony states, the power of our future lies in the hands of wealthy men far away, men who know nothing and care nothing for our plight.
  • Storms dump 4-9 feet of snow in Sierra this week

    02/18/2011 10:22:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SDFGate,com ^ | 2/18/11 | AP
    Reno, Nev. (AP) -- The latest in a string of powerful storms is dropping heavy snow and causing widespread school closures and traffic delays Friday in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Tahoe reports receiving up to 4 feet of snow over a 24-hour period ending Friday morning for a total of as much as 9 feet of snow since the storms began on Monday. Other Sierra resorts are reporting 4 to 7 feet of new snow this week.
  • Climate change threatens Sierra, delta, group says

    01/06/2011 6:59:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle - SF Gate ^ | January 6, 2011 | Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two of California's most treasured natural settings are also among the most imperiled landscapes on Earth, as disruptive changes in climate patterns promise to melt glaciers, dry out rivers and set forests ablaze in coming generations, says a coalition of conservation, sporting and community groups. Unless people significantly alter the way they manage water supplies and fuel their cars and homes, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta will become increasingly hostile to already-dwindling wildlife and fish species, the Endangered Species Coalition said in a report released Wednesday. Likewise for the Hawaiian Islands, Southwest deserts, Arctic sea ice and...
  • Red-legged frogs get 48-acre preserve in Sierra

    11/24/2010 1:28:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/24/10 | David Perlman
    The California red-legged frog, threatened for decades by spreading subdivisions, pesticides and logging, has found a sanctuary in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has approved an agreement between two conservation organizations permanently protecting a 48-acre site known as the Big Gun Preserve near Foresthill in Placer County. The wildlife service listed the frogs as threatened in 1966 under the Endangered Species Act. The land is owned by a unique nonprofit company called Westervelt Ecological Services, the conservation arm of a century-old Alabama lumber company, which buys up properties to preserve wildlife habitats and endangered natural environments. The...
  • Big Green CEOs Earn More Than Climate ‘Deniers’

    10/01/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-29-10 | Mark Tapscott
    ...For all environmental nonprofits nationwide, Charity Navigator said the median salary for the top executive is $120,000. In other words, the median salary for the top officials with these 15 groups is $96,720 higher than the regional average for all nonprofits.
  • Sarah Palin Jabs Media “Loggers Rock” On Palm At Sierra Cascade Logging In CA

    02/09/2010 9:35:07 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 14 replies · 820+ views
    Sarah Palin received a rock star’s welcome at the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference where she spoke before the first of two sold-out shows at the Redding Convention Center monday. That’s 4,000 people who paid between $54 for a balcony seat to $74 for a floor seat. I had a floor seat - second row, so near the tower of speakers that I followed the example of people around me and wadded tissue in my right ear to reduce the volume.
  • ACLU/Sierra Club and Military Personnel Have Donation Funds Cut by Angel

    12/11/2009 1:46:53 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 945+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-11-09 | Curt
    In one fell swoop, the ACLU lost 25% of it's funding with the loss of a single donor. Another large recipient from the same donor, the Sierra Club, has also been advised of their funding cuts. David Gelbaum, a wealthy conservationist out of California, has donated about $389 million to the ACLU, the Sierra Club, as well as an organization that provides services to military personnel from 2005 to 2009. David Gelbaum, a major donor to the Sierra Club Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and an organization that provides services to military personnel, said he would cut donations next...
  • Oxy oil discovery could spark new interest in California's energy potential

    09/24/2009 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 1,116+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2009 | Ronald D. White
    The biggest find in the state in 35 years, somewhere in Kern County, could herald new exploration in California and the U.S., experts say. But some worry it could lead to a false sense of security.A few years ago, Occidental Petroleum Corp. executive Stephen I. Chazen sounded like a cryptologist out of a Dan Brown novel as he told investors that an oil bonanza awaited any outfit that could "crack the code" of California's seismically fractured underground. Occidental's engineers may have done it. The Westwood company revealed in July that it had found the equivalent of 150 million to 250...
  • Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms

    06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09
    Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash. (AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators. They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.
  • The Environmental Motor Company Making Detroit a subsidiary of the Sierra Club.

    11/23/2008 4:48:05 PM PST · by thetru · 5 replies · 686+ views
    wsj.com ^ | 11/23/08 | wsj.com
    When is $25 billion in taxpayer cash insufficient to bail out Detroit's auto makers? Answer: When the money is a tool of Congressional industrial policy to turn GM, Ford and Chrysler into agents of the Sierra Club and other green lobbies. AP Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, and GM CEO Rick Wagoner at a Senate hearing on the state of the auto industry That's the little-understood subplot of the Washington melodrama over a taxpayer rescue for Detroit. In their public statements, proponents describe the bailout as an attempt to save jobs, American manufacturing and the middle-class way...
  • Sierra Nevada Rose To Current Height Earlier Than Thought, Say Geologists

    04/26/2008 3:20:58 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 102+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-26-2008 | Stanford University
    Sierra Nevada Rose To Current Height Earlier Than Thought, Say GeologistsGeologists studying deposits of volcanic glass in the western United States have found that the central Sierra Nevada largely attained its present elevation 12 million years ago, roughly 8 or 9 million years earlier than commonly thought. (Credit: iStockphoto/Ken Babione) ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2008) — Geologists studying deposits of volcanic glass in the western United States have found that the central Sierra Nevada largely attained its present elevation 12 million years ago, roughly 8 or 9 million years earlier than commonly thought. The finding has implications not only for understanding...
  • California faces Sierra blizzard, heavy rains in trio of storms

    01/03/2008 4:33:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 490+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/3/08 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    Californians braced Thursday for back-to-back weekend storms that could bring more than a foot of rain to mudslide-prone canyons denuded by the fall wildfires, dump up to 10 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada and buffet the state with hurricane-force winds. The first in a trio of storms began with sprinkles along Northern California coast, but the heaviest precipitation - and possibly the most rain Southern California has seen in three years - was expected Friday night and Saturday. Forecasters issued a rare blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada, with up to 10 feet of snow expected in some...
  • Sierra could be in for potent storms (up to 5 to 10 feet of snow)

    12/31/2007 5:36:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 93 replies · 291+ views
    RENO, Nev. – If everything lines up just right, the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe ski resorts could be in for some rough but welcome weather in the days ahead. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the region beginning Thursday through the weekend. Forecasters on Monday predicted snow totals in the range of 5 to 10 feet along the Sierra crest, with about 2 feet around Lake Tahoe. Three storm systems are approaching the region and forecasters said they will be accompanied by strong winds that could create blizzard conditions. Rain is likely at first...
  • 'American Idol' finalist jailed again ( Jessica Sierra )

    12/02/2007 10:55:43 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 125+ views
    Former "American Idol" finalist Jessica Sierra was jailed early Saturday after a drunken confrontation with police and onlookers... The arrest comes less than two weeks after she pleaded no contest to charges of battery and possession of cocaine. Sierra, 22, was charged Saturday with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest and violating conditions of her parole on earlier felony battery and possession charges. She was being held without bond. Sierra, who was supposed to be completing a drug-rehabilitation program to be televised nationally, was arrested at a bar in Ybor City at 2:10 a.m. Saturday. "As the defendant was taken into custody,...
  • Sierra ski season begins with sparse man-made snow on slopes

    11/25/2007 1:37:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 56+ views
    The Sierra ski season is under way, but skiers and snowboarders aren't finding much snow on the slopes. Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally when ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region fire up the chairlifts. But warm November temperatures in the mountains have meant that the sparse snow found so far has been made by the resorts themselves. Even then, most of the runs that are open are short and low on the hills. Last winter was unusually dry in the Sierra Nevada. Snowmelt from the mountains provides much of California's fresh water supply. Tahoe resorts say most slopes should be...
  • Wildfire jumps fireline in Lake Tahoe

    06/26/2007 7:51:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 895+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Amanda Fehd - ap
    MEYERS, Calif. - Efforts to tame a raging wildfire that has destroyed some 200 homes near Lake Tahoe suffered a setback Tuesday when a backfire set by firefighters to control the blaze jumped a fireline, forcing a new round of evacuations, authorities said. Firefighters were working to protect a development outside South Lake Tahoe when the blaze expanded, prompting the evacuation of a 300-home subdivision. Authorities also issued a voluntary evacuation order for a pricey waterfront subdivision on the lake, officials said. About 2,000 people evacuated, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Martin Hale. "It's a fairly populated area,"...
  • Enviro Genocide

    12/29/2006 7:21:51 AM PST · by joeystoy · 250+ views
    http://give-n-go.blogspot.com ^ | 12-29-2006 | Joseph Martini
    Here's a question that High School science teachers might want to include in their next pop quiz: Which of the following megalomaniacs caused the greatest amount of death and destruction in the 20th Century? A- Josef Stalin B- Adolf Hitler C- Pol Pot D- Rachel Carson Here's a hint. The lies and distortions of the criminal in question resulted in more death, disease, poverty and misery than the other three combined. The correct answer is critical to the understanding of how environmental science has evolved in the last forty years. With all the media jabbering about Globalism in 2006 one...
  • FEC fines Sierra Club

    12/27/2006 10:33:26 AM PST · by girlangler · 23 replies · 762+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2006 | Jim Snyder
    November 16, 2006 FEC fines Sierra Club By Jim Snyder A Federal Election Commission settlement with the Sierra Club will likely put new limits on how explicit outside groups may be when trying to influence voters. The environmental group agreed to pay a $28,000 fine to settle charges that it had paid for a brochure that expressly advocated the election or defeat of candidates in the 2004 presidential and Senate races from its corporate treasury. Because the Sierra Club brochure was found to contain express advocacy, it was determined to be an independent expenditure. Campaign finance laws prohibit money from...
  • Former Miss SV is Mrs. America

    09/08/2006 9:23:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 5,153+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Herald/Review staff and wire report
    TUCSON — Former Miss Sierra Vista Diane Tucker has been crowned the new Mrs. America. The 29-year-old took the national title at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, where the pageant was held, on Wednesday. “I’m on Cloud Nine. This is an unbelievable feeling,” she said, after winning. Tucker, who was Miss Sierra Vista in 1996, entered the contest after winning the Mrs. Arizona title. Married for five years to Thomas, a firefighter, Tucker is an account executive with the Argent Mortgage Co. She left Sierra Vista in 1995 to attend the University of Arizona. Her parents, Victor and Lorraine...
  • House Intelligence panel hearing today in Sierra Vista

    08/17/2006 6:20:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 338+ views
    BISBEE — U.S. House Intelligence Committee members will be in Sierra Vista today to hold a hearing on the role of intelligence in protecting the border. The event is part of a slate of 21 immigration hearings in 13 states sponsored by House Republicans during the August legislative recess in hopes of winning support for an enforcement-first immigration bill. Today’s hearing, titled “What is the state of technical surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for monitoring the efforts of terrorists and drug cartels to infiltrate American soil through the Southern border?”, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Buena High School. Members of...
  • Sierra Vista seen as one end of growth area

    07/09/2006 9:24:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 288+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The southern portion of Arizona may be the anchor of an emerging megapolitan area in which the population in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed could double by 2050 to more than 110,000 people. All of Arizona is rapidly growing and major development is along major highway corridors from the north in the Prescott area to southern Arizona, which includes Sierra Vista and a large portion of the western part of Cochise County, said Robert Lang, an expert on urban planning issues. Officials and environmentalists say actions must be taken to ensure that growth is logically accomplished, taking into...
  • Returning Sierra Vista soldier surprises wife at graduation (OK, use tissues at the end fortears)

    05/09/2006 9:03:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,063+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Jennifer Reardon
    Graduation is a milestone in anyone's life, but imagine being 39 years old, in your cap and gown, the mother of five, and the wife of a soldier deployed to Afghanistan. That’s the reality for a Sierra Vista woman who received her master's degree this weekend. And, along with her diploma, she got the surprise of a lifetime. It was Saturday, May 6, 2006, graduation day for Stacy Tebo who's been studying to get her Master's in Education Administration for the past two years. A month ago, Stacy never planned on going to graduation ceremonies. But then, Grand Canyon University...
  • Group targets Pombo

    05/05/2006 4:14:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 566+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/5/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    A Washington watchdog group has called on Congress and the IRS to investigate Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, for a laundry list of what it calls the lawmaker's ethics violations.Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington -- CREW -- on Thursday released a 13-count ethics complaint and a letter it sent to the Internal Revenue Service.Pombo called the charges a politically-motivated assault timed to appear just weeks before the June 6 primary election, where he has two opponents."I have never engaged in any illegal or unethical conduct whatsoever in my nearly 14-year career in the House, nor has any evidence been...
  • Sierra levels at 180 percent of normal as temperatures warm up

    04/27/2006 7:46:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 948+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 4/27/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO Sierra Nevada snow levels are far above normal as warm temperatures hit California and flood-wary residents wait for the spring runoff, but officials predicted Thursday that reservoirs would be able to handle the extra water. The state Department of Water Resources said its last check of the 2005-2006 rainy season found a Sierra snowpack that averaged 180 percent of normal water content for this time of year. Levels were higher than that average in the northern Sierra 207 percent of normal and lower in the central and southern parts of the mountain range 169 percent and 175 percent, respectively....
  • Local News SV fifth-grader on mission to help children in Africa

    04/23/2006 8:44:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 176+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Perhaps you were at Wal-Mart in Sierra Vista on Saturday and bought a cookie, or contributed some food or supplies to the children who were out front holding a bake sale and collecting items to ship to schoolkids in Africa. If so, good for you. This is the backstory. A few months ago, Heather Hunter had a moment of clarity. The fifth-grader at Huachuca Mountain School was struck by an article in her Weekly Reader that described health and living conditions in some of the most desperate Third-World areas. “The kids in Africa don’t have that much,”...
  • Sierra Club Director Resigns to Protest Hunting Prize

    04/17/2006 2:00:24 PM PDT · by girlangler · 40 replies · 1,117+ views
    Chattanoogan.com ^ | April 17, 2006 | Richard Simms
    Sierra Club Director Resigns to Protest Hunting Prize posted April 17, 2006 Sierra Club Director Paul Watson, one of the 15 National Directors of the Sierra Club, has resigned today from the National Board of the Sierra Club. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 for a three year term. His term ends May 17th, 2006. Saying, “I won’t fade quietly into the night,” Watson tendered his resignation on April 17th, which is a month before his term expires to protest the use of Club resources to finance a sport hunting trip to encourage hunting. Watson was...
  • CA: Three sentenced in firebombing attempts in Sierra foothills - ELF eco-terrorists

    03/17/2006 6:24:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    Three eco-terrorists were sentenced Friday to federal prison for a series of firebombings that put towns in the Sierra foothills on edge. Ryan Daniel Lewis, 22, the alleged leader of the group, was sentenced to six years, and two sisters - Eva Rose Holland, 26, and Lili Marie Holland, 21 - were each handed two-year prison terms. Prosecutors alleged Lewis recruited the Holland sisters and Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, on Christmas Eve 2004 to help him burn down two unoccupied upscale homes in Lincoln, a Sacramento suburb, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI calls the ELF...
  • Crew Sierra Turns Over USS Gonzalez to Crew Golf

    02/22/2006 7:08:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 358+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Journalist 2 nd Class Abraham Essenmacher
    MANAMA, Bahrain – Cmdr. Jack Noell, commanding officer of DDG Crew Sierra, turned over command of the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) Feb. 21, to Cmdr. Robert Randall and DDG Crew Golf at an exchange of command ceremony here. Gonzalez is taking part in the Navy's Sea Swap program, which is designed to increase forward naval presence by keeping the ship continuously present in its area of operations while swapping crews at six-month intervals. The Sea-Swap initiative has enabled Gonzalez to remain forward deployed since March 25, 2005 conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the U. S. Naval...
  • Newcomers lost all in fire; fort's family rallies help

    02/20/2006 11:53:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 566+ views
    Mathew and Heather Henderson have been through a lot. New friends in the Fort Huachuca community came through. (Submitted) Herald/ Review SIERRA VISTA — The Hendersons were nearly at the end of their trip that began two years ago at Fort Bragg, N.C., when they departed for the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. They had another training stop at Fort Huachuca, where Staff Sgt. Mathew Henderson would go through the human intelligence collector course before heading for his next duty station at Fort Hood, Texas. But last month most of their household goods were destroyed...
  • Mothers Against Illegal Aliens protest focused on immigration impacts

    02/19/2006 12:32:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 532+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    Cynthia and Richard Humphries from Elfrida voice their opinion as they participate in Saturday's Mother's Against Illegal Aliens rally along Highway 92 in Hereford. (By Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Mothers Against Illegal Aliens protest focused on immigration impactsBY GENTRY BRASWELLHERALD/REVIEW SIERRA VISTA — The founder of Mothers Against Illegal Aliens says the ungoverned flood of illegal immigration is ruining opportunities for “the legal families of America.” Phoenix resident Michelle Dallacroce said she founded the organization officially in January. A dozen or so demonstrators gathered Saturday morning along Highway 92 near milepost 331 in the Hunter Canyon area protesting poor immigration policy...
  • SV man's sister gives him an early gift (The Gift of Life)

    12/25/2005 8:49:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 321+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | Amanda Baillie
    SIERRA VISTA — When Jay Record woke up this morning, he already had the gift he wanted — a new kidney. Now the Sierra Vista dad hopes to be starting 2006 with a new lease of life after receiving the kidney from his sister Juliann. The siblings are now recovering from the Dec. 15 operation, which took place at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. “I felt great knowing that I would be getting a healthy kidney, especially coming from a family member. That made it really special,” said Jay, 34, who first learned his kidneys were not...
  • SV man robbed, kidnapped before jumping from car at border

    12/18/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA — A man robbed, kidnapped and threatened to kill the owner of a local eatery Saturday morning before fleeing into Mexico, Sierra Vista police said. The man was able to get away when he forced the store owner to give him a ride to the Naco Port of Entry. Police said the incident began at about 4 a.m. when the store owner heard a strange noise while working in the Bread Basket Bakery, 355 W. Wilcox Drive. After going outside, he was robbed by a man with a black-colored, semi-automatic pistol. The robber also took an undisclosed amount...
  • Sierra Club instructs members on how to write letters on ANWR

    11/07/2005 12:17:54 PM PST · by walwyn · 66 replies · 1,424+ views
    This last great wilderness must be preserved for wilderness values, wildlife, and traditional ways-of-life. The unprotected area of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain provides vital habitat for nearly 200 species of animals, including the 129,000 member Porcupine Caribou herd as well as polar bears, grizzlies, wolves and millions of migratory birds. Allowing this essential, eternal wilderness to be exchanged for a short-term supply of oil is totally unacceptable. Drilling in the Refuge will have no discernable short-term or long-term impact on the price of fuel and will not decrease our dependence on foreign oil. The amount of oil under the...
  • Two Sierra Vistans added to Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame

    11/03/2005 9:40:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 276+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Amanda Baillie
    SIERRA VISTA — The names of two more Sierra Vistans have been added to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Duane R. Brofer and Gerd S. Grombacher were honored at an event last weekend in Phoenix, which saw the fifth annual induction ceremony. They were joined by Henry F. Hauser, who was inducted in 2003 but was too ill to attend at the time. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Unified Arizona Veterans, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Office of the Governor. “It recognizes state veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who...
  • Profits Pouring In for Sierra Vintners

    10/18/2005 1:16:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 576+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/16/05 | Jerry Hirsch
    Houston wine lover Ron Nichely is so partial to Boeger Winery's offerings that family visits to nearby Stockton find him cramming his luggage with bottles. His "personal best": two cases of wine into one bulging suitcase. But on Monday, Nichely tried something new. He simply called the small winery and ordered a case of its well-regarded Tempranillo for $14 a bottle, aided by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and a change in Texas law allowing consumers to buy directly from out-of-state wineries. "I prefer to get all my wines direct from the winery," said Nichely, an engineer in the...
  • Endangered Species Act [TESRA - H.R. 2834] A Step Backward

    09/24/2005 9:42:51 AM PDT · by hombre_sincero · 10 replies · 1,034+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | September 23, 2005 | James Buchal
    ESA Reform Bill [TESRA - H.R. 2834] Is A Step BackwardJames Buchal - September 23, 2005 The latest attempt to reform the Endangered Species Act (the Act), H.R. 3824, titled "The Threatened and Endangered Species Reform Act," or TESRA, contains positive features. However, this bill would make Section 7 of the Act even worse. This Section of the Act looms above all others for the carnage it has caused throughout the West. Section 7 of the Act declares that federal agencies must avoid taking action that would "jeopardize the continued existence of listed species."  Lawsuits filed under Section 7...
  • Demonizing Doe Run

    05/09/2005 8:08:55 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 26 replies · 660+ views
    CFP ^ | May 9, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    You’ve probably never heard of The Doe Run Company of St. Louis or its subsidiary’s copper and lead smelting operation in the small mountain village of La Oroya, Peru, about 112 miles from Lima, but not long ago, the village had a distinguished visitor, Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies. The day he arrived, La Oroya’s mayor was leading thousands of marchers. Were they protesting Doe Run Peru? No. They were demonstrating against anti-mining activists, like Oxfam and groups tied to Christian Aid, the Sierra Club, EarthJustice and Friends of the Earth...
  • WSJ: Low Sierra (Club hammers immigration)

    04/21/2005 5:39:50 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 1,354+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2005 | Editorial (full text)
    The Democratic Party's main environmental enforcer, the Sierra Club, is having another revealing scrap over immigration. A year after losing in a rout, a group of anti-immigration insurgents is back this month making a run at five seats on the group's 15-member board. Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization wants the super-green club to endorse immigration limits, with a broader goal of freezing the American population. "The issue of escalating population growth in the United States is the single most important environmental issue in the nation," board member Paul Watson recently told the AP. In its wire-service deadpan, AP noted that...
  • CA: Four indicted in series of Sierra fire bombings (ELF)

    03/10/2005 10:28:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 540+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/10/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted four Sierra foothills residents Thursday in a series of firebomb attacks claimed by an obscure underground organization opposed to development. The indictment adds allegations against Ryan Daniel Lewis, 21, and Eva Rose Holland, 25, who previously had each been charged in only one of the three incidents targeting an upscale Lincoln subdivision, an Auburn office building, and a Sutter Creek apartment complex, all under construction east of Sacramento. Lewis is now charged in all three attacks. He was previously indicted only in the Jan. 12 attempted Auburn arson, where incendiary devices failed...
  • AP: Three more arrests in first Sierra firebombing (ELF)

    03/07/2005 6:19:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 813+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/7/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three more Sierra foothills residents, including two sisters, have been arrested in a Christmas attempted arson tied to a shadowy eco-terrorist organization, authorities said Monday. The incident was the first of three attempted or successful arson attacks on buildings under construction in towns east of Sacramento. Two of the three suspects admitted trying to burn down two homes in an upscale Lincoln housing development, the FBI said. Arrested Monday was Jeremiah Colcleasure, 24. Arrested Friday were sisters Eva Rose Holland, 25, and her sister Lili Marie Holland, 20, the FBI said. All three are charged with one...
  • California, environmental groups sue to block Sierra national forest plan

    02/01/2005 9:07:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 297+ views
    AP ^ | 2/1/5 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO -- California's attorney general joined environmental groups Tuesday in suing the federal government to block its plan to manage 11.5 million acres of Sierra National Forest, which calls for increased logging. The lawsuits argue there is no scientific justification for the Forest Service to change a plan for managing the forest that was approved in the final days of the Clinton administration. . . .