FOREST HEALTH PILOT PROJECT BEGINS TOMORROW
Project Is Designed to Restore 13-Acres to pre-European Conditions at No Additional Cost to Spokane Taxpayers.
City of Spokane Urban Forestry in collaboration with the Palisades neighborhood, Spokane County Conservation District and Washington Department of Natural Resources will soon begin a Forest Health restoration pilot project on approximately 13 acres in Palisades Park.
Work begins November 30th and will continue for approximately two weeks. The project is designed to restore this forested area to pre-European conditions. The forest health treatment plan focuses on the removal of overgrowth, retention of mature trees, and providing quality habitat.
Teton Village, Wyoming – The award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) present their newest ski film, Light The Wick. Shot using film, HD and 3D technology, Light The Wick is about sparking the flame and watching the world’s best athletes blast off.
12/1/10 @ 8 PM at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane
12/2/10 @ 8 PM at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint
THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FAIR TRADE
Sponsored by Ganesh Himal and Kizuri
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday
This weekend the Community Building will be filled with vendors and their goods from Nepal, Guatemala, Chile, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, Ghana and more!
Please join us as we celebrate FAIR TRADE, support our local Fair Trade wholesalers and get some great holiday treasures.
10 am to 5:00 pm In the Community Building at 35 West Main.
Snowmaking and natural snowfall combine for big opening
Sandpoint, ID – Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season Friday, November 26th at 9am and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the holiday weekend. Top-to-bottom skiing and riding are anticipated, with the Basin Express Quad, Great Escape Quad, Musical Carpet and Musical Chairs Double expected for opening day. The Nordic trail network is also planned for opening day, with several trails expected to be groomed. The resort will be closed midweek following the holiday weekend, re-opening for the first weekend in December.
A combination of significant early season snowfall, coupled with exceptional snowmaking temperatures, will allow for a very strong opening. As of Monday, Schweitzer’s snow depths ranged from 16 inches in the village to over 40 inches up top.
49° North Mountain Resort announced today that it will be open on Saturday, November 20th, and Sunday, November 21st, 2010.
Chairs 1 & 3 will be running from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Silver Ridge, King and Queen will be accessible on Chair 1, and Treasure Hill will be open on Chair 3.
Ticket prices will be $30 for adults, and $20 for youth.
After the week-end, the resort will resume operations on Thursday, November 25th thru Sunday, November 28th.
Lookout Pass Ski Area
I-90 at the Idaho/Montana state line
We will OPEN for the season on Friday, November 19. The slopes looks great after receiving 8” to 10” of new snow overnight and it’s still snowing!
The majority of the front side of the mountain will be open with top to bottom skiing and riding off Chair 1 plus the beginner area. Base depths are 12” to 20” with very good coverage. All services will be in operation. Lifts will operate from 9 am to 4 pm PST this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reduced ticket rates will be in effect. We will open additional lifts and terrain as conditions allow.
After Sunday, we will reopen on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and continue through the weekend.
Ideas for a Sustainable Holiday Season
This THURSDAY, November 18th!
5:30pm-St. John’s Cathedral
Sun People Dry Goods: Environmentally Friendly Goods for House and Home
Petunia’s Marketplace: Local Gourmet Foods and Handmade Truffles
Le Luz Soy Candles
Join us for Dinner, Freshly-Made Pies
Entertainment by Cool Whip- Whitworth University’s Improv Group.
Pick up some locally made gifts and information about how you can Green your Holiday Routine
$10 for Adults ~ Kids FREE
While most of us love coffee, very few truly understand what is in their cup and how it is produced.
Mark Starr, David’s Pizza, along with a few other friends spent a day with Roast House discussing coffee – where it comes from, shade verses sun grown, elevation, terroir, Fair Trade, FARM TO CUP, the impact coffee washing has on the areas water supply, and so on.
Roast House video with Mark Starr
This video is the first of a series of ten, produced by Petrushka, of us asking and answering those questions. Check it out, let me Roast House what you think and share any questions you might have about coffee.
Cami will be at Aunties 11/06/2010 at 2:00 pm
Check out this video about her story.
Second Wind is the story of an unlikely athlete and an unlikely heroine: Cami Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife who decides to take on a challenge that stretches her way outside of her comfort zone. That challenge presents itself when an old friend suggests she go for a run to distract her from the grief of her recent divorce. Excited by the clarity of mind and breathing space running offers her, she keeps it up—albeit slowly. Soon the old friend, Bill, now a romantic interest, invites her to Prague to run a marathon. Little does either of them know that this race will be the first of many international marathons, and that it will ignite a quest to run seven marathons on seven continents.
Announcing SLIP‘s 4th and final event in the
2010 Green Business Networking Luncheon Series !
Event Date: Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Energy efficiency and resource conservation are top of mind these days for commercial property owners and tenants alike. Come hear how Unico Properties does it, and share ideas with others like you!
If we weren’t already convinced that energy efficiency is the most cost effective source of new energy, we got a great overview of the facts related to energy opportunities, choices and costs at Avista’s Powering Our Future event last week. Unico Properties has chosen to build their reputation around “greening” major commercial space in Western cities because they know it offers a competitive advantage to tenants looking to keep their energy costs down.