| May 27, 2012
In the early part of the 19th century, Ferry Hill Place might have been considered the center of the New World. It was the bridge between the important Eastern cities and the Western frontier, the northernmost outpost of the southern states and the...
| May 26, 2012
| 5:24 PM
According to Chris Tomer, meteorologist and best friend of Mount Everest climber Jon Kedrowski, the climber has successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest.
At 3:30 a.m. in Nepal, Kedrowski's ascent ended well, amidst a "perfect weather window."...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Mud on the Mountain proved to be even more of a challenge than organizers and participants anticipated Saturday.
The seven mile challenge event went smoothly in May for the inaugural event. But Hurricane Sandy threw a wrench in the works days before...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Deter Racine, executive director of the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
For the past 13 years, I have seen and rescued countless animals in my role as executive director of Little Traverse Bay Humane...
| Apr 23, 2012
Walking into a new corporate space her team designed in River North for Whole Foods Market Inc., Nila Leiserowitz pointed out a long lunch table visible from the front entrance instead of hidden in a back room.
The 36,000-square-foot space,...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 2:02 PM
An effort to recover the bodies of four Japanese climbers who died in an avalanche on Mt. McKinley, in Alaska’s Denali National Park, has been permanently called off.
“We just decided it was not worth the risk,” said Maureen McLaughlin,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:25 AM
When the cat’s are away, they don’t want to see any mice!
I had a night away over winter break — a night away. It has been six months, almost to the day, since the last time I had a night away. Yes, I am on the half-year excursion plan....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:40 AM
There are no big changes to report. Very cold and clear conditions will prevail nearly statewide.
A warming trend is underway along the Arctic coast. Clouds associated with a storm system over the Arctic Ocean will sag southward into the northern...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Jan. 18--WILLMAR, Minn. — The National Weather Service says Willmar and rest of west central Minnesota will feel its first real Arctic blast of winter moving in late this afternoon and a large swath of the rest of state by tonight.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Under the right conditions, a winter storm doesn't take long to develop. Most need three basic ingredients:
- Cold air – below freezing temperatures in the clouds and near the ground are necessary to make snow and/or ice.
- Lift – something...
| Jan 22, 2012
Sometimes, just sometimes, you run across people who refuse to let anything stop them.
Take, for instance, Paul Fejtek and his wife Denise. The two recently climbed Mt. Everest despite the fact that Paul has full use of only one hand. The 1988 Hoover...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Much of Western, Northern, and Interior Alaska sees Wind Chill advisories or warning in effect today. Widespread wind chills from 15 to 40 below are expected, with wind chills in areas of the northern Interior and North Slope dropping to 75 below. ...