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Monday March 9th, 2015 at 09:46 AMA neighbor posts in a local buy-and-sell group on Facebook: I have several pickup loads of gently used snow I would part with at a very reasonable price. No deliveries. You haul. Message me fer details. Sunday March 8th, 2015 at 01:29 PMLast fall, during a layover at Sea-Tac airport, I was checking email on my laptop when this young woman walked up and asked if she could share the table (there were too few of them). She had two books with her one of them was Cheryl Strayed's Wild, while the other was a novel. "I can't decide which one to read," she said. "Read Wild," I said. "My wife loved it I've read parts of it it's good." Later, M. and I saw the movie, which was overlooked in the Oscars too odd for the judges, too... Saturday March 7th, 2015 at 12:41 PMWhen it comes to the temperature chart, at least, it seems that readers in British Columbia and Alberta could just extend the shaded zones through Canada. Or compare Environment Canada's long-range forecast products. Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 at 08:31 AMThey both have coal mining or did, in Cañon's case. And they both have fictional U. S. marshals who make up the law as they go along. Tuesday February 17th, 2015 at 02:45 PMCheck that store-bought hex nut.At The Firearms Blog, Nathaniel F. reviews a Mongolian snaplock carbine owned by friend-of-this-blog Steve Bodio. In Central Asian villages, even blacksmiths are uncommon, which means field-expedient repairs are common, and many percussion weapons get converted to the easier-to-maintain flintlock ignition. Purpose-built guns like these would be purchased by shops on rare trips to larger towns. The quality of the weapons would typically be fairly uneven, so... Sunday February 8th, 2015 at 01:37 PMBears biting backpackers. Mountain lions munching mountain bikers. Every time that some carnivorous critter bites or kills a human, there will be voices proclaiming, "They were here first. We live on their territory." That is true in a long historical view and it is also true that human populations have lived alongside big carnivores throughout history but Wyoming writer Cat Urbigkit's new book, When Man Becomes Prey: Fatal Encounters with America's Most Feared Predators, adds some nuance... Saturday February 7th, 2015 at 01:24 PMSeven or eight of the volunteer firefighters are engaged in hauling brush that a resident cut back around his barn part of a grant-funded wildland fire mitigation project. When it's loaded, the chief gives directions to the ranch where the brush will be dumped into gullies for erosion control: "Go down J_________ Hill and turn left by the corral where they found the body." And I have now lived here long enough that I knew where he meant.
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