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Statebound skiers ready to finish season of misery

...And therein lies a hidden nugget to this winter. While both Harbison and Nyquist would have taken loads of snow in a heartbeat, the lack of snow did allow them to see things that otherwise would not have been as eminently visible.The main thing is...
Hiking with dogs: know your pets' limitations

...trails, including Crater Lake National Park. Other areas like the Mountain Lakes Wilderness Area limit group sizes to 10 heartbeats.Most areas require leashes, but even with a leash, your dog should be familiar with other people or dogs. Jerry Ingram...
Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

...Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in a heartbeat. Also to be seen, looking west from the Overlook, is an enormous gap in the bluff, now carpeted with grassy meadows...
Heartbeat of a community

Can you feel the heartbeat? Who, what, when ... The Peninsula Awareness Festival...the Athabascan tribes and their blessing to build this world heartbeat. It's a heartbeat of all people and the unity of all tribes," she said...

...ban on November ballots. Talbot is hoping voters ax the ban and allow her to take Buddy home."I'd take him home in a heartbeat," Talbot said.Aurora's vote, the first in the nation on a general-election ballot, could presage other public votes...
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Bob Franken: Our heroes' broken promises

...But she's hardly alone when it comes to oafish behavior. She's not even the only one who was on the ticket to be a heartbeat away from the presidency who proved to be an embarrassing dud. "Tawdry" is a gentle word to describe the story of John...
Don't diminish lieutenant governor's job

A heartbeat away . . . Twenty years ago, after retiring from public life, former...important part of being lieutenant governor, that person is merely a heartbeat (or resignation) away from the governor's mansion. A sobering thought...
An Outdoor View: Biking in bear country

...Greatland Street in Sterling, a brown bear with a cub walked out of the roadside brush about 50 yards ahead of me. For maybe two heartbeats, we looked at each other. Then, without loss of face on either side, we all forthwith departed the scene along the paths...
Friday state soccer: Kenai girls win; SoHi girls lose

...played a great game, and they had some shots, and so did we, and we had a few scrambles in front of the net, and some fast heartbeats going for sure, and Heidi Perkins hit the post once in a nice shot." After regulation time, the game went into two 10-minute...
Studies show fish oil can help prevent heart disease deaths

...from heart failure. Besides preventing clotting -- much as aspirin can -- omega-3 fatty acids help prevent irregular heartbeats, which can lead to sudden death, Hu said. Similarly, a study of men with no history of heart disease -- published in...


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