Plowing to the Sun

first_img Email Yellow bulldozers and rotary plows have been breaking trail on Glacier National Park’s Going to the Sun Road but an historic snowpack has delayed the road’s opening. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation website the earliest the road could have opened was June 17, but as of late last week, plow crews still had four miles of road to plow up and over Logan Pass. Ellen Blickhan, acting public affairs specialist for the park, said that until they finish plowing no date will be set for the road’s opening. Blickhan said that the park never knows when the road will be cleared and said that its earliest opening was on May 16, 1987. The latest was July 2, 2008. As of Monday, the road is open to the public for 16 miles from West Glacier to Avalanche Creek on the west side of the park and 14 miles from St. Mary to Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side. “This spring has brought us above-average snowpack to way-above-average snowpack,” Blickhan said. The struggle to open the road reflects a massive snowpack that has gripped the mountains of Montana this spring thanks to La Niña-type weather patterns that brought increased precipitation to the Northwest this winter. Ray Nickless, a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Missoula, said that 2011 has been a record-breaking year for snow amounts in Montana. One of the snowpack-measuring sites in the park is at Flattop Mountain and during a normal year the water content is at 25 inches. This year it’s nearly double that at 49.4 inches worth of water, which equates to almost 10 feet of snow. “Some of that snow could sit up there all summer,” he said, adding that in some places it could even stay until winter. That deep snow is what plow crews are running into as they inch closer and closer to Logan Pass, the highest point on the 50-mile long road. When the public will be able to drive to such heights at this time is unknown. “That totally depends on what type of conditions they’re seeing (up there),” Blickhan said. For up to date information about the plowing and when the road may open visit www.nps.gov/glac. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Billy Strings Embarks On Six-Night ‘Deja Vu Experiment’ With Help From Oteil Burbridge At The Cap [Photos/Videos]

first_imgOn Thursday night, bluegrass firebrand Billy Strings and his eponymous band hit the stage at Port Chester, NY’s still-empty The Capitol Theatre for the first of six livestream shows billed as the Deja Vu Experiment. The first night streamed for free via The Relix Channel on Twitch.The unique livestream run was devised as an homage to the Grateful Dead‘s famous run of shows at the Cap in 1971—on the exact same six dates that Billy Strings and company will play this month, 50 years later. In addition to bringing the live debuts of several of the Dead’s most enduring songs, the February 1971 run at The Capitol Theatre included the added element experimentation with telepathy at the shows.During the 1971 Capitol Theatre shows, the Grateful Dead teamed up with Dr. Stanley Krippner for an extrasensory perception (ESP) experiment. Throughout the six concerts, Krippner used the audience of 2,000 Deadheads to study the effects of “mind to mind transmissions.” Each night, attendees were shown a slide that they were instructed to “send” to English psychic subject Malcolm Bessent, who was asleep across town at the Maimonides Dream Laboratory in Brooklyn.Billy will attempt his own version of the out-there concept throughout the Deja Vu Experiment, displaying an image for the audience to “send” to a different “receiver” each night. On night one, the receiver turned out to be Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company). In a video interview after the show, Billy spoke with Oteil about what he saw—and what he drew. While Oteil’s “ESP” drawing didn’t quite capture the “eyes” image from the stream, Billy was keen to note the connection between the image and a drawing Oteil made of an owl. Even beyond the experiment results, the post-show interview added some enjoyable depth to the proceedings, as Billy conveyed his appreciation for the bassist having recently adopted a daughter.Beyond the experimentation with ESP, night one of the Deja Vu Experiment delivered on the concept with deep, improvisational jams, a smattering of Grateful Dead covers, and several new original songs like “Morning Light”, “Fire On My Tonge”, and “Hide & Seek”. One particular highlight of the evening came during the second set when the quartet used a classic Dead improv vehicle (“Dark Star”) as the launchpad for another new tune, “Love & Regret”, as well as plenty of cosmic jamming. Check out the first song of each of Thursday night’s sets below.Billy Strings – “Fire On My Tongue”, “Morning Light” – 2/18/21Billy Strings – “Must Be Seven”, “Dusty Miller”, “Dark Star” > “Love & Regret” > “Dark Star” – 2/18/21[Video: Billy Strings]Grab your streaming pass for the next four nights of ESP exploration with Billy Strings at the Cap here. The run continues tonight, Friday, February 19th, on FANS.Setlist: Billy Strings | Deja Vu Experiment Night 1 | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 2/18/21Set One: Fire On My Tongue*, Morning Light*, Long Forgotten Dream, Bird Song, While I’m Waiting Here, Home of the Red Fox > Ole Slewfoot, Sorrow Is A Highway, Everything’s The SameSet Two: Must Be Seven, Dusty Miller, Dark Star > Love & Regret* > Dark Star, Slow Train, Love Like Me, Pyramid Country > Hide & Seek*last_img read more

Soccer: Airline boys, Parkway girls. Haughton girls win; Benton sweeps Northwood

first_imgAirline and Parkway split District 1, Division I soccer games Tuesday night at Tinsley Park. Airline won the boys game 3-1 and Parkway took the girls 4-1.Elsewhere, Benton swept Northwood in District 1, Division II games. The Tigers won a doubleheader, taking the first game 3-0 and the second 3-1. The Lady Tigers won 4-0.Haughton defeated Captain Shreve 2-1 in a District 1, Division I girls game.Gabe Rodriguez scored two goals in the first half against Parkway as Airline took a 2-1 lead. Kham Nang scored the only goal in the second half. Michael Dickson had an assist on Rodriguez’s first goal.The Vikings improved to 11-7 overall and 5-3 in district. Parkway dropped to 7-6-2 and 3-5.The Lady Panthers improved to 13-8-3 overall and 6-1 in district with the victory. Byrd led the district going into Tuesday at 9-0.Ethan Parks, JB Mercer and Daniel Valcho scored Benton’s goals in the first boys’ victory over Northwood. Dylan Grimes and Taylor Ward had one assist each.Will Sanguinetti had a hat trick in the second victory. Parks had two assists. Benton improved to 10-4-2 overall and 5-1 in district. The Tigers are tied for first in the loss column with Loyola.Addie Hayes scored two goals in the Benton girls’ victory. Breanna Bundy and Abby Lauterbach scored one each. Benton improved to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in district. Ciara White scored two goals to lead Haughton past Shreve. Parker McClung and Sydney Post had one assist each. The Lady Bucs improved to 5-7-2 overall and 2-6-1 in district play.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Aguero sits out Argentina training; Messi and Di Maria work on set plays

first_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET EFE He picked up the knock in his country’s 1-0 win over Uruguay on Tuesday night. Although he trained the following day, it was deemed best he took a breather on Friday.  Manchester City striker Aguero didn’t take part at all because of a pain in his shoulder.  Sergio Aguero did not train on Friday, while Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria practiced free kicks away from the rest of their Argentina teammates. center_img On the pitch next to where the rest of the squad was training, Messi and Di Maria worked on dead ball situation with Sergio Romero in goal.  19/06/2015 Argentina have four points from two games in Group B at the Copa America and will take on Jamaica, who have lost both their matches, in their final game this weekend.last_img read more

Magpies’ cup runneth over

first_imgSOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL REVIEW – A GRADE   By DAVID NAGEL NARRE Warren finally has an A…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Henwood’s love of the Doves

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CFA family hit by driving dangers

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A win for the sock exchange

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie The noble efforts of a 10-year-old boy who collected thousands of pairs of socks and underwear for…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img