Pacific Northwest

How to follow today's eclipse, even if you live outside the US

I know the Internet is exciting, but depending on where you live, you’ll want to step away from your computer for a bit today, as parts of America bear witness by a total eclipse of the sun.<p>It’s the first total solar eclipse witnessed on the continental United States since February 26, 1979, and …

Total Solar Eclipse

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public

BBC Science Correspondent<p><b>Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for a spectacular eclipse that is without precedent in their country's 241-year history.</b><p>A total solar eclipse will sweep across the nation on Monday, from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the eastern seaboard.<p>It is …

Solar Eclipse

Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price: That’s our goal each Monday. Check out the bargains below and save on gear for your next adventure.<p>Columbia …

Columbia River

Petronas considers acquiring minority stake in LNG Canada

Malaysia’s Petronas is considering acquiring a South Korean firm’s minority stake in a B.C. liquefied natural gas project led by Shell after cancelling its rival venture in the province last month.<p>State-owned Petronas had led the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal on B.C.’s north coast but scrapped it …

Canada

Solar eclipse is putting Tesla’s Supercharger network to the test

Today’s solar eclipse is expected to have an important impact on productivity and solar energy generation, but all the travel to optimize the viewing experience also has another less obvious impact.<p>It is putting Tesla’s Superchargers to the test and it is showing some weaknesses in the network.<p>It’s …

Autos

Eclipse Watchers Are Driving Up Gas Prices

As people flock to places where they can catch the solar eclipse, they’re giving the gasoline market a late summer boost.<p>In the Pacific Northwest, fuel stations are reporting long lines and trouble getting enough gasoline to meet a surge of demand, said Patrick Dehaan, senior petroleum analyst at …

Business

Puget Sound drivers hit road to Oregon

Saturday was getaway day for Eric Stout and Rachel Rinehart.<p>“I’m excited to get on the road,” Rinehart said as she packed up the couple’s food supply …

Puget Sound

Paul Hayden Kirk: Architect of Puget Sound style

Kirk was a master architect working in stone, wood, and glass<p>Like many of his contemporary modernists working in the Pacific Northwest, architect Paul Hayden Kirk had a particular affinity for the landscape, and the way the region’s thick forests and rugged coasts left nooks and crannies ideal for …

Puget Sound

SFU research finds that salmon are in steep decline

Canada has one of the world’s most robust wild-salmon conservation policies, but has largely failed to execute its plan even as many B.C. salmon …

Canadian News

COR Cellars / goCstudio

<i>From the architect.</i> COR Cellars is located on Old Highway 8 just outside of Lyle, WA in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Within a designated …

Canada wholesale trade drops for first time in nine months

OTTAWA - The value of Canadian wholesale trade fell by 0.5 per cent in June after eight consecutive monthly increases, largely pulled down by lower …

Business (Canada)

Solar Eclipse: Here’s the Weather Forecast for the Big Day

With a once-in-a-generation celestial event just one day away, the question across the nation is: Will cloud cover get in the "Great American Eclipse" experience?<p>A swath of the United States from stretching coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina, will have the chance to see the moon …

Weather

Body of skier recovered at Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK -- The body of a 30-year-old skier, who fell into a hole on July 3, was recovered Saturday,<p>The Washington man fell into …

Mount Rainier

The Pitch

For a little over four hours on Monday, August 21, a shadow will fall across a wide swath of North America. It will begin on the Oregon Coast and arc gently downward, across Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas before finally drifting into the Atlantic, …

Oregon

10 Well-Known Disasters And Their Deadlier Historical Counterparts

General Knowledge<p>August 20, 2017<p>The human mind seems to be programmed to think that things did not happen unless one can personally recall it …

List-Worthy

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

After months of hype, it’s almost here.<p>The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918 is expected to draw up to a …

Weather

National Guard deploys to help contain massive wildfire in the Pacific Northwest

The Montana National Guard was sent on Saturday to Lolo, just 12 miles west of Missoula, to help contain a massive wildfire.<p>The 155 soldiers are monitoring 35 security checkpoints south of Missoula where an evacuation order is in effect, the Associated Press reported. They relieved law enforcement …

Conservative View

Eclipse crowds begin to materialize on the Oregon coast, but business isn't booming

With less than 24 hours to go before the eclipse, traffic along the Oregon coast, both on foot and by car, finally began to pick up mid-day …

Oregon

Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Sorry for the delay, y’all.<p>I was having a love affair with Oregon.<p>Not everyone feels this way, but I had a real blast with the trail in this state. …

Adventure Travel

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 13, 2017

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 13, …

American Astronomical Society

Eclipse masses on Oregon coast yet to arrive

Those expected masses for the Oregon coast, where the 2017 total solar eclipse begins, have yet to show up, leaving merchants in Newport to wonder if most will be going inland instead. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Oregon

PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

A big part of the reason for SOBO thru-hiking the PCT this year instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous …

Adventure Travel

A Hidden Trick in the iOS 11 Beta Lets You Disable Touch ID to Keep Cops Out

In a world where the authorities may be just as likely to try to hack into your phone as a random crook, it’s nice to see that Apple has added a …

Inland Empire

Wine Cruises in the Pacific Northwest...Plus New Savings.

Nowhere is the timelessness of rivers more apparent than here in the pristine Pacific Northwest, a captivating corner of America which displays an …

Travel

Traditional Washington boathouse by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer offers sweeping coastal views

Giant sliding doors allow occupants to take in the sunrise and sunset from this modest boathouse that was overhauled by American studio Hoedemaker …

Puget Sound

Murrieta Couple Charged With Torturing And Abusing 5-Year-Old Boy, Who Remains In Grave Condition

Riverside County prosecutors say that a Murrieta couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly torturing and abusing a child, who remains in grave …

Inland Empire

Solar eclipse draws thousands to small Oregon town as state prepares for viewing frenzy

Madras, Ore., with a population of 6,000, is bracing for solar eclipse mania and the arrival of 100,000 visitors. The central Oregon town sits right in the middle of the path of totality and because of its high desert, wide open vistas and likelihood for clear skies in August, it was dubbed one of …

Solar Eclipse

Keibert Ruiz continues to impress in Quakes big win

Ruiz has a .953 OPS in 112 plate appearances at Rancho CucamongaAll the full-season affiliates won on Thursday. Great Falls rolled up a football …

Inland Empire

Exclusive Interview With My Motorcycle Mentor Maynard Hershon, Part Two

Just Like Peter Egan, Hershon straddled the fence between reporting on two different performance disciplines<p>The name Maynard Hershon is familiar to …

Classic Cars

Fisheries closed as Fraser River sockeye salmon stocks are down

With just a fraction of the typical sockeye salmon run expected during this year’s return to the Fraser River, fisheries officials have had to step …

Canadian News