Mount Washington Hotel Sold

The landmark Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods has been sold.
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Richard Kohnstamm Who Transformed Mount Hood Dies at 90

Mount Hood hero Richard Kohnstamm died at 90.
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Blue Ridge Parkway North of Mount Mitchell Finally Reopens

The Blue Ridge Parkway north of Mount Mitchell which had been closed because a landslide from a 2004 hurricane in finally open.
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$33 Million Mount Magazine Lodge Officially Opens

The new $33 Million lodge at Mount Magazine is open! Here’s a rundown of stories:
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Profile of Highpointer John Doerden’s Quest

John Doeden is living the high lifeSeeks to climb to highest points in …
Elkhart Truth – Elkhart,IN,USA

… end. He is especially pleased to have reached Idaho’s Borah Peak , which at an elevation gain of 5,500 feet is designated a climb. …

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I will pee your initials in the snow 20,000+ feet!

This ebay auction was highlighted on Jay Leno on Feb. 28. There were 15 bids and the winning bid of $51 means that the winner (bil15218) will get his initials peed at 51 feet on McKinley.
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Coverage of 2006 Mount Mitchell Marathon

Here’s coverage of the 2006 Mount Mitchell Marathon which takes place on the last weekend of each February.

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Ameren Settles With Taum Sauk Supt. Jerry Toop Over Disaster

Ameren has settled with Taum Sauk Supt. Jerry Toop whose family was washed away in the Dec. 14 collapse of the Taum Sauk Reservoir.
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Vandals Dismantle Mauna Kea Summit Alter

Authorities say somebody on Valentines Day apparently dismantled the Mauna Kea summit alter with a machete.
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$33 Million Mount Magazine Lodge is Arkansas 5th Largest Construction Project

The new $33 million lodge on Mount Magazine is the fifth largest ongoing construction project in Arkansas and the the state park system’s biggest project ever.
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February 11, 2006 Linkage

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Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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NASA Runs Out of Cash For Mauna Kea Outrigger Telescope

NASA has cancelled funding plans for the controversial Outrigger telescope on top of Mauna Kea.
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Missouri Considering Taum Sauk Disaster Museum

Missouri is mulling the possibilities of a Taum Sauk Disaster Museum similar to the Times Beach Dioxin Museum in St. Louis County.
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Groups Fear Taum Sauk Fallout Will Nuke Missouri





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Environmental groups are concerned that Ameren is going to use the Taum Sauk disaster as an excuse to build Missouri’s second nuclear power plant at its Callaway County site or perhaps will resurrect its ill fated plans to build two large pumped storage facilities on top of mountains by Taum Sauk.



Talk of a second Missouri nuke surfaced just a few days before the December 14 Taum Sauk disaster.


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Ameren Stock Tumbles On Talk of Bankruptcy

Ameren, which survived the bad press following the Taum Sauk disaster, is now talking bankruptcy sending its stock into a nose dive.
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