Grizzly dies in motorcycle crash |

Grizzly dies in motorcycle crash

Allen Best
Vail, CO Colorado

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. ” A large male grizzly bear was killed upon impact with a motorcycle in Kootenay National Park in mid-June.

The driver of the motorcycle was reported to have suffered only a broken arm and minor lacerations, reports the Invermere Valley Echo, and was treated at a hospital in Banff.

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The California Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex marriages may revive the faltering wedding industry at Lake Tahoe. The Sierra Sun says that 10 same-sex couples have secured marriage licenses in Nevada County, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

PlumpJack Inn, located at Squaw Valley, hosted a same-sex wedding ceremony several years ago, and sales director Rob McCormick said the inn welcomes gay and lesbian nuptials “with open arms.” The inn is partly owned by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

“Things have been slowing down in the Tahoe wedding industry over the last two years,” said Alice Ross, a North Lake Tahoe wedding minister who agreed to officiate same-sex marriages in Nevada County. “The wedding industry is not what it used to be, and I imagine this would help.”

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TELLURIDE ” Eating local has become one of the latest fads. But how do you eat local when you live at 8,750 feet, the elevation of Telluride, where the growing season ” at least until the climate began changing ” is measured in weeks, not months?

Still, says Amy Levik, writing in The Telluride Watch, there’s no reason some of your food can’t be produced locally if you have a little forethought, determination, and awareness. In Telluride, that probably means lots of spinach and peas.

TAOS, N.M. ” Wind-power entrepreneurs are investigating the area of the Rio Grande Gorge just north of Taos to see if the wind there will justify construction of 55 turbines. The turbines being considered would rise 285 feet into the sky and could generate 1.5 megawatts of power each, reports the Taos news.

CRESTED BUTTE ” “Inspire your Passion” is the new tagline for advertising by Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The phrase will be seen in everything from signs to uniforms worn by employees, and even in the architectural design of real estate, says the resort in a press release. The message defines what makes Crested Butte different from other mountain destinations, said Ethan Mueller, director of operations.

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