The other night I was watching PBS Newshour and saw a new face: Nadja Drost. A few days later, I sat down and flipped on PBS. There she was again. I wondered why. PBS is a risk-averse outfit. Every one of their news anchors and senior reporters has spent years working his or her way up though the ranks. Many of them have made lateral transfers from other mainstream media organizations, often later in their career. Nearly all have reported on a wide variety of topics and can r
We got a lot of snow this winter. As of mid-March, we still have nearly 18" on the level. A firm crust developed overnight and lasted for a few hours this morning. We were able to get in some skiing around our place. Check out the YouTube video below.
Towns and cities of the Rocky Mountain West consistently top lists for "Livability". By livability, I mean good weather, good views, a decent job market, proximity to public lands, affordable homes, and sparse traffic. We've been residents of six western states over the past three decades (10 different towns, 3 mortgages). We have traveled extensively in the region for work and play, including many extended stays. As a result, we have refined our opinion of Western geography.
For the past week the overnight temperatures at the foot of the Mission Mountains have dropped to -6 degF. Coincidentally, our 275 gallon fuel tank ran dry, which caused our trusty little Toyostove Laser 73 heater (40,000 BTU) to stop working and start throwing error codes ("EE2" and "EE6"). These two codes generally point to fuel problems. Here's what I did to troubleshoot the problem. The Toyotumi Laser 73 is a simple, reliable stove. Things I did to troubleshoot my fuel-re