Your family has a good contingency plan. You all know what to do if there's a blaze or a flood. You know where to go, what to grab if there's time, and what not to do. You've practiced - at least in your mind.
After saying goodbye to Bob’s Mom, Shirley Ricks and sister, Donna, who lived near the Upper Pack River, Idaho, we headed for Sandpoint, Bonner’s Ferry and to Troy and Libby Montana, where the rivers were running the opposite direction. We arrived in Kalispell about 4:30, calling my brother John and wife Kathy from the very large equipment dealership, Triple W where my brother worked. He gave use directions to their home. So good to see them and daughter, pretty Sarah, who was going to college. Sadly Kathy’s mother had passed away a week earlier. Loved the house and the yard and caught up on the sister-brother talk. John and Kathy lived in Alaska for a while, so we had to catch up on the “Alaska family.” Made plans to go to Glacier Park next day. Oh, that sounded like fun, little did we know we were in for another “oohh and awww and Oh My Gosh - look how deep that canyon is” - trip!
After three and a half days of listening to testimony, a jury was sent Tuesday to deliberate on whether Sterling resident Laurel Lee is guilty of charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor.
The Swanson River landing and campground will be closed for two days on Wednesday and Thursday for some maintenance work.
The Swanson River campground is fairly small with four spaces and no potable drinking water, trash pickup or boat launch.
Homer resident and Quest College student Parker Sorensen, Quest graduate and Juneau-native Iris Neary, Quest student Giovanfrancesco "Frenchie" Varoli, and Swiss pre-med student Florence Nikles reached the summit of Denali on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m.