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Pottawattamie County buys western Iowa ski business

Jan. 05, 2022 16:36 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — A 60-year-old ski and sledding attraction in western Iowa has been sold to Pottawattamie County for $3.5 million. The county’s purchase of Mt. Crescent Ski Area, which sits adjacent to Hitchcock Nature Center, was finalized on Dec. 30, the Council Bluffs...

Snow falls in Seattle, Portland during rare cold snap

Dec. 26, 2021 20:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Snow fueled by unusually cold weather blanketed parts of the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, slowing travel but also providing a rare chance to sled and ski in the Seattle area. Between 3 and 5 inches (7 and 13 centimeters) of snow fell in Seattle overnight. More than a...

New Hampshire open snowmobile registration weekend in March

Dec. 26, 2021 08:12 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Snowmobile riders from outside of New Hampshire will have the chance to explore the over 7,000 miles of trails in the state during Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend in March. From Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, sleds legally registered in other...

Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, COVID-19 won't stop him

Dec. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EST

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa’s coming this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with COVID-19 won’t stop him. That’s the word from the joint U.S.-Canadian military operation that for 66 years has been tracking Jolly Old St....

Finland's Christmas resorts in full swing but fear omicron

Dec. 19, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — Workers at Santa Claus Village, a holiday theme park on the edge of the Arctic Circle, chipped away at a frozen dome, using chisels to put the final touches on an ice restaurant-hotel filled with sculptures of snowmen, penguins and huskies. The Christmas...

Asheville baker wins Food Network's holiday baking contest

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asheville baker Linda Carney is the winner of Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown.” On Monday, the episode titled “Best in Show” featured Carney and her baking assistant and fellow gingerbreader, Cheryl...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. Nov. 17, 2021. Editorial: Audit plan is good outline for elections A key point about elections: Auditing the results is not about appeasing a losing candidate. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of results --...