We sat down Friday afternoon to cheer the Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort for its adept use of cold air, hard work and keen snowmaking equipment to cover its slopes and yet again be the first ski area in the state to open for the season. We logged onto The Ridge website and clicked on the webcam link to see what’s up, and to our great joy didn’t see a thing.
My bicycle takes a rest during the cold weather. It doesn’t complain, mind you. It is a willing and trustworthy machine, and works as well in a cold November as a blazing July. It’s the pilot who grows shy of starting the day with a frozen face and inoperable fingers.
“I’ve been considering getting back into cross-country skiing, and I have questions,” wrote The Spokesman-Review’s Paul Turner as he focused his column this week on The Slice of life that teeters on skinny skis.
BEVERLY — The Grant County PUD expects to raise the reservoir behind its fractured Wanapum Dam by 17 feet starting Nov. 24, utility officials announced Tuesday, marking a milestone in a massive, ongoing repair effort.