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Killing blamed on gang rivalry

Allen Best/Special to the Daily

A man standing near the stage at the concert, with a sheriff’s deputy less than 50 feet away, was shot with a .22-caliber handgun and killed. Altogether, there were eight cops at the concert when the shooting occurred.

Sheriff’s investigators blamed the shooting on a rivalry between two Polynesian gangs from the Salt Lake City area, located about 35 miles away, reports The Park Record. Several suspects were nabbed.

Mt. Shasta glaciers double

SIERRA NEVADA, Calif. – It’s sort of a man-bites-dog story. On California’s Shasta Mountain, several glaciers have grown dramatically in the last several decades – an unexpected development given the majority of the world’s glaciers are in retreat.

All seven glaciers on the 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta have been growing in recent decades, and three of them have doubled in size since 1950, reports the Los Angeles Times. Why is this? One theory points to Shasta’s lonely position – it stands out by itself near the Oregon border. It reaches out to passing fronts, which in recent decades have been warmer and because they are warmer are able to carry more moisture. That can result in more precipitation in some areas, such as at Mount Shasta, which can be released as snow.

Something similar is happening in some glaciers in Norway. But this won’t go on forever. As temperatures rise, at some point there will be less snow, and hence the glaciers will retreat, experts predict.

That retreat is found elsewhere in California. Seven Sierra Nevada glaciers that were surveyed and photographed over the summer are all smaller than they were a century ago. One, Darwin Glacier, located near Bishop, Calif., is an estimated 50 to 100 feet thinner today than it appears to have been a century ago.

Whistler investigates closing bars at 4 a.m.

WHISTLER, B.C. – Although British Columbia now allows bars to remain open until 4 a.m., municipal staff at Whistler is recommending against it.

However, there is some support on the city’s council, says Pique newsmagazine, that more staggered closings would reduce the noise and potential violence in Whistler’s Village Square after the bars close at 2 a.m.

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