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Palouse Falls named among best in the world

Palouse Falls named among best in the world

A travel website has included the Palouse Falls in a list of the top waterfalls in the world. The Palouse Falls was listed as number 10 on the list of 15 of the World's Most Amazing Waterfalls by Thrillist.com.

 

Thrillist.com releases daily emails highlighting entertainment, food and travel in large cities including Seattle, Austin and Las Vegas. The website includes a travel section which features fun articles about anything ranging from the best camping gear, new travel apps and even an article on the smelliest cities in the world. The site often produces best of lists, such as the best swim up bars, best travel photos of the year, and the world's most amazing waterfalls.

 

Moses Lake Dunes see 2,200 campers over Labor Day

Moses Lake Dunes see 2,200 campers over Labor Day

From the Grant County Sheriff's Office:

Grant County Sheriff’s Off Road Vehicle deputies were busy and helped keep injuries low at the Moses Lake Sand Dunes over the four day Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2013. Here are the stats:

Concrete Spill On Roadway

Concrete Spill On Roadway

Motorists on Dodson Road North are advised to use extreme caution following a concrete spill. The spill extended onto the road way between the 9000 and 12000 blocks. Some vehicles were damaged during the spill.

If your car was damaged by the concrete please contact AAA Ready Mix at (509) 765-5674.

State parks launch app to mark centennial

State parks launch app to mark centennial

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission sure is tech-savvy for a 100-year-old.

The commission announced today that it is launching the Pocket Ranger Smartphone App that is available for both iPhone and Android devices. The app includes guides, information and amenities on more than 100 state parks.

From the commission:

 

The Commission invites the public to celebrate 100 years of state parks in Washington by using this new App to plan park trips. Centennial 2013 events and activities will be available in parks all over the state throughout 2013. Signature Centennial 2013 events are planned at Riverside State Park June 8 and at Deception Pass State Park August 3. Visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/ <http://www.parks.wa.gov/events/> for details.

Dirty Dash registration opens

Dirty Dash registration opens

 

The popular Dirty Dash opened registration today for the 2013 “race” to be held at Riverside State Park on July 13.

Loyalty registration, which runs until Jan. 30, costs only $35. After that the price to sign up steadily rises the closer we get to the event.

“Resolve to make 2013 your dirtiest yet and we guarantee to make that happen for you in one unforgettable morning of feasting on filth, groveling through grime, delighting in dirt, and wallowing in mud rather than self-pity,” a news release from Dirty Dash said.

Sign up at thedirtydash.com.

George, Wash. gets first public library

People living in George, Wash. will no longer have to travel great distances to check out a book as the town's first public library opened earlier this month.

The Columbia Basin Herald reported Friday that the library, which is run by North Central Regional Library, occupies 2,000 square feet of an office complex in downtown George, and that it houses a large collection of children's and adult books as well as research materials.

"A lot of our hours are after school hours, so we can better serve school students," Librarian Betty Simon said to the Herald. "They can do their research here, and do their homework here."

Simon was quoted as saying that the library has been attracting a good amount of readers since opening.

"We've been very busy issuing new library cards, and helping people check out items," she said. "It's been really exciting."

The branch can be found at 108 N. Washington Way, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.