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Some say quarry proposal threatens Snowshoe

Some say quarry proposal threatens Snowshoe

A proposal to expand a quarry at the foot of Snowshoe has enraged some tourism businesses and created a 2-1 split on the County Commission, according to a story in the Pocahontas Times, which first broke the news January 13. The fear is that the million annual tons of limestone to get hauled out of [...]

Ski season begins in Colo

Loveland opened Tuesday, October 6, and A-Basin opens Friday the 9th, the earliest openings in history for both resorts.

Summer skiing opens in Lynchburg

Liberty University, the school that the late evangelist Jerry Falwell built, officially opened Virginia’s first Snowflex slope on Saturday, August 29. The Lynchburg daily has the story.

Jiminy’s turbine discussed by CNN, AP

Jiminy’s turbine discussed by CNN, AP

The wind turbine at Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts, is getting some ink these days. Unlike the Associated Press story, which glossed over the bat kills, CNN’s report discussed this controversial aspect of wind energy.

Local sewer plan gets national diss

Local sewer plan gets national diss

A plan to upgrade the sewage system for Snowshoe Resort got a big hard slam from columnist Ted Williams in FlyRod & Reel magazine. It seems the $23+ million state- and federally-funded project wants to take part of the historic Sharp family farm. Worse for the environment, it wants to run steep pipes amid sensitive [...]

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