Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Camper Missing in Deschutes Falls Area

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Jeff "Jay" NelsonThe search continued today for a 20-year-old man who went missing Saturday while camping near Deschutes Falls in Washington state. Police believe the camper, Jeff “Jay” Nelson, may have fallen off a cliff during the middle of the night.

Officials said Nelson and his friends went to bed at about 11 p.m. after setting up a campsite near the Deschutes River. On Saturday morning Nelson was gone, although his sleeping bag and other gear were still there. Friends, family, and local officials began organized rescue efforts Saturday morning and afternoon. Local rescue dive teams began searching the Deschutes River on Sunday.


First U.S. LED-lit Commericial Building Opens

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In early June of 2009, the Marvel Food and Deli in Auburn, Washington opened its doors for the first time becoming the first commercial new construction in the U.S. to be outfitted exclusively with LEDs (light-emitting diodes). The new supermarket utilized LEDs for both the store interior and exterior lighting in the parking lot.

According to recent research within the supermarket industry, implementing LED technology is estimated to reduce energy consumption in stores by as much as 60 percent. Additionally, LEDs offer higher efficiency with little negative environmental impact. LEDs are proving to be vastly superior to fluorescent, MH (metal halide) and HPS (high pressure sodium) lighting; with an over 50,000+ hour lifetime, their longevity greatly reduces maintenance costs.


Desert Camping, Perfect for Fall and Winter

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I came across an interesting recommendation the other day: camping in the desert during the fall and winter seasons. At first, it took me a moment to adjust my mental models of camping and fall/winter. You see, living in the Pacific Northwest, I tend to equate fall and winter to wet and cold (mostly wet). I suppose it never occurred to me that in other parts of the country (or even my home state!) winter and fall don’t necessarily look like that.

The author of the article I read listed several parks he recommended for camping this fall and winter season: (more…)

Washington: Snowshoe Snoqualmie Pass

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The Washington State Forest Service is now offering interpretive snowshoe walks on Snoqualmie Pass, available through March 29, 2009.

The forest service will offer two regular programs this year.