June 11, 2013 |
The Academic Progress Rate reports were released Tuesday, and they are important to some because they monitor the education status for our fine collegiate "student athletes. " Schools that don't meet certain standards are subject to banishment from postseason play. Just as important to me in this social network age, though, were the recent rankings of college teams by Twitter followers. Not surprisingly, the Southeastern Conference dominated the football rankings, although Michigan came it at No. 1 with 138,905 followers.
May 1, 2013 |
American Cruise Lines is offering a new itinerary for summer with a cruise of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit. The islands, many of which are uninhabited, comprise one of the nation's newest national monuments . The cruise begins and ends in Seattle with stops along Washington's coast: Anacortes, Friday Harbor, the San Juan Historical Museum , Port Angeles and Port Townsend . The sixth day is spent cruising along the Sound to Skagit Bay and Deception Pass, offering views of the islands.
March 29, 2013 |
Just days after a massive landslide changed the topography of Whidbey Island in Washington state, residents are coming to grips with the idea that change is part of life. They have had community meetings in recent days since the slide pushed an estimated 200,000 cubic yards of earth down the west side of the island in Puget Sound, about 50 miles north of Seattle. What they want is some sense of the timeline for when things will return to normal, Eric Brooks, deputy director of Island County Emergency Management told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
March 28, 2013 |
Geologists searched for clues Thursday to explain the collapse of a 1,000-foot chunk of hillside on the west side of Whidbey Island in Washington state that left a number of homes in danger. The geological team was on the island, located in Puget Sound about 50 miles north of Seattle, and is expected to report its findings soon, Terry Clark, a spokeswoman for the Island County Emergency Management Department, said Thursday morning in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
November 11, 2012 |
New Yorkers pride themselves on the Statue of Liberty, San Franciscans the Golden Gate Bridge. Both are sturdy, sensible landmarks that reflect well on the cities surrounding them. Then there's Seattle, with a '60s-era spaceship revolving 605 feet above the city. But Seattle residents wouldn't have it any other way. That's why they've been partying for months to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Space Needle, their iconic landmark in the sky, built as a tourist attraction for the city's 1962 World's Fair.
June 3, 2012 |
Let's get lost in the Pacific Northwest, and I don't mean in Seattle or Vancouver, Canada. Little Gig Harbor - for most of the last century accessible only by boat - is a working fishing village ringed by tall pines on the ragged western edge of Puget Sound. Think sailboats, beachcombing, art galleries, a blessing of the fleet festival, fresh salmon, Washington state wines and the occasional glimpse of Mt. Rainier on the eastern horizon. At the far end of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - famous for the collapse of its first incarnation four months after it opened in 1940 - Gig Harbor isn't easy to get to, about a 45-minute drive from Sea-Tac Airport.