"Do they wanna go back to the dark ages" - Connors confused by suspensions of Fish and Bryan

Bob Bryan and Mardy Fish got suspended from tennis by the IATA for a while after they retweeted betting content on their social media. Both were members of the US Davis Cup squad, which made them subject to suspension by the Integrity Agency. Jimmy Connors, a former player, is perplexed by the IATA's decision to suspend them after they both retweeted content about gambling.
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Public comment sought, events planned for proposed Valley County mine

The Forest Service will be holding several open-house-style meetings to take public comment on a new document that discusses the impacts of a proposed mine in Valley County. Published in October, the supplemental draft environmental impact statement for the Stibnite Gold Project is an over-1,000-page document detailing potential impacts of the gold and antimony mining project, whose site would be located east of McCall, as previously reported. Though a portion of the area was mined for antimony and tungsten during and following World War II,...
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Idaho Fish and Game personnel rescue mule deer that fell into abandoned water tank

A mule deer buck had to be freed by Fish and Game staff after falling into an abandoned water tank near Hailey. In mid-November, conservation officers from the Magic Valley Region received a report of a mule deer buck that had become trapped after falling into an abandoned water storage tank outside of Hailey. It is unknown how long the deer had been trapped after falling into the deep concrete...
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Ask Rufus: Plymouth Bluff: A Treasure

Friday, I attended the open house at MUW’s Plymouth Bluff Center. The conference center and cabins have recently been renovated, and I was glad to see the excellent job that had been done as the Bluff is one of my favorite places. Few places contain the combination of Historic sites, scenic beauty, natural history, educational exhibits, and delightful nature trails as are found there. The Bluff’s story runs from about 80 million years ago to the construction of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, which opened in 1985.

Scientist Proposes Building a 50 Acre 'Forest Bubble' on Mars

Science fiction has a long history of imagining off-world environments packed with plants and animals, often living under a transparent structure. Essentially, Earth in a bubble. Now a botanist and ecologist has worked up a detailed proposal for an extraterrestrial nature reserve that could be built on Mars. The proposed...
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Gloomy, wet, and chilly Saturday evening

The rain is slowly moving across south central New Mexico this evening. A particularly heavy band of rain is falling near Belen southward to Socorro. In this narrow band, we could wind up with heavier rain totals between 0.75-1″ into Sunday. The clouds and gloomy conditions will stick around...

The Tampa Bay Fishin’ Report: Trout and sheepshead are biting

Capt. Chuck Rogers (813-918-8356): Capt. Chuck says the trout bite has picked up in the bay, though finding larger fish has been an issue. The trout have been at the hump below the Gandy Bridge known as the Middle Grounds, as well as the deeper grass flats in that part of the bay. Jigs with white plastic tails and live shrimp work, but count on lots of short fish until the water temperatures drop and the bigger, yellow-mouth specimens begin to show up in numbers. Reds have been a bit hit-and-miss over the past week or so, but sheepshead are almost a sure thing around docks, rocks and bridge pilings. The bay artificial reefs may be worth a try, as well. Live and frozen shrimp work fine for them. Schools of jacks and Spanish mackerel are popping up here and there.

Belted kingfishers still active on warm springs this winter

Living the Wild Life is brought to you by The Healing Sanctuary. While watching Trumpeter swans and Mallard ducks feeding along the Texas Slough in the Burton area, west of Rexburg, two flashes of powder-blue caught my attention. The raucous rattling sound indicated a pair of belted kingfishers were chasing each other along warm seeps where minnows were trapped in pockets of water.

Flood Advisory issued for Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne by NWS

Effective: 2022-12-03 22:45:00 PST Expires: 2022-12-04 05:00:00 PST Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely Instruction: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Target Area: Fresno; Madera; Mariposa; Tuolumne FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PST SUNDAY * WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...Portions of central California and northern California, including the following counties, in central California, Fresno, Madera and Mariposa. In northern California, Tuolumne. * WHEN...Until 500 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Rises in small streams and normally dry arroyos. River or stream flows are elevated. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS - At 1045 PM PST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. This will cause small stream flooding. - Some locations that will experience flooding include Yosemite South Entrance, Oakhurst, Bootjack, Yosemite Lakes, Mariposa, Metcalf Gap, Jerseydale, Ahwahnee, Wawona Campground, Fish Camp, Wawona Vistor Center, Bass Lake Ranger District, Batterson, Coarsegold, Bass Lake, Poison Ridge, Crane Valley Reservoir, North Fork, Peckinpah and Auberry. -

Rings for the bling

Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley members Kimberly Hubenette, a local dentist, and Bill Shea, attorney, Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley, gladly pull a bell-ringing shift at Safeway on Saturday afternoon. All proceeds from the on-going drive benefit the Friends in Sonoma Helping holiday food basket program. Also”Ringing in the Holidays”...

Redfish take centerstage/Data shows species in decline along coast

Always good to see a state agency like our Department of Wildlife and Fisheries play the role of Mr. Scrooge. Auditions for that role have been held during the past several months, and it looks like the guys in the Marine Fisheries Section stole the show. First reading came in...

December is the Perfect Time to Meet Colorado’s Birds

Although birding is considered a pastime for boomers, it’s an ideal excursion for kids, too, says Sarah Doxon, education programs manager for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies: “Not only does it get them outside…it gets them noticing the world around them.” There’s no better time to introduce your little ones to the hobby than December, when northern birds move to Colorado for the season, and the conservancy is hosting two events for kids at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton: the Christmas bird count (December 3) and a winter birding camp (December 28 to 30). If you go on your own, though, you don’t have to wing it. Use our guide to spy five of Barr Lake’s most frequent visitors.

What's New In Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1: Motorcycles, The Witcher Crossover, And More

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 has arrived. Coming after the shortest chapter in Fortnite history at just one year long, Chapter 4 may signal a new way forward for Epic's battle royale where players get a major overhaul every December going forward. In Fortnite Chapter 4, a totally new map has arrived, though it's not without some allusions to past landing spots, like always. New Fortnite weapons are here too, as is another new battle pass and totally new mechanics such as motorcycles and a perks system called Augments. Consider this your all-in-one explainer on what's new and unusual in Fortnite Chapter 4.