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Incorporation of Olympic Valley Fails

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley, a resort that is found at Lake Tahoe. Apart from being a hard working leader in this company, Andy is also a popular skydiver. He was appointed into this position several years ago, and since then, he was worked hard to make the place a good site for tourist attraction in the world. He has been working towards developing the area all, though.

For some years now, the CEO has had some problems. The resort is no longer working as usual due to some problems experienced for some time. First of all, the area did not get any rains for several seasons, and this resulted in a serious drought. Rains play a very important role in the Tahoe business, and this means that things have not been operating as normal. There are businesses that belong to people living in the communities close to the resort. These businesses depend on the resorts for their survival, and they have been affected too.

Apart from the drought, Andy Wirth had to deal political issues. The area that hosts several resorts, known as Olympic Valley was to be incorporated, and this was causing sleepless nights for Andy. His company had to spend a lot of money trying to battle the incorporation. If the incorporation of Olympic Valley was successful, the residents of the area would have to pay higher taxes. Services offered to the community would be impossible, and if they had to happen, they would be fewer than expected.

The New Year has started with some good news for Squaw Valley and the whole of Lake Tahoe community. The community is currently enjoying good rains, thanks to Mother Nature. Early storms were experienced, and they were accompanied by cold temperatures. This climate is favorable for the businesses, and this made them open before their normal time. This had never been experienced in the past.

Early storms are not the only thing the community is enjoying. The political tension that was ongoing due to the incorporation of Olympic Valley is no longer there. The people backing this idea were not successful, and the people can now settle in their businesses without worrying about paying extremely high taxes.

Andy Wirth is a popular skydiver. In October 2013, the player was involved in a skydiving accident that almost took his life. He landed on a vine, and this made him injure his arm serious. He lost a lot of blood in the accident, but he was rescued in time. After several surgeries, him arm was reattached, and after a lot of therapy, he was cured. He started an organization to help accident survivors to get their lives back.

Published on the Reno-Gazette Journal.

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NASA Uncovers Interesting Aspects of Ceres

Christian Broda tells me that fascination with the possibility of life on other planets has permeated popular science fiction for generations. The chance that an alien civilization could exist lurking just out of detection range of human beings has been a thought that has crossed the mind of more than just casual observers. Therefore, whenever some interesting unexplained potential evidence creeps up from distant worlds, the thought process picks up again to contemplate the possibilities.

According to CNET, NASA has found white discolorations and a three-mile high pyramid formation on Ceres, which is a distant asteroid between Mars and Jupiter. While the discoloration is largely considered to be a result of the reflective properties of ice or water, the huge mountain type object remains a mystery. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been studying Ceres taking a number of pictures, but so far no images of extraterrestrial life has been found. The formations are likely natural, yet strange, rock and geographical phenomenon.

While the pictures from Dawn do not support any real conclusion without additional data to back up potential theories, the chances of one of the different spacecraft exploring the reaches of the solar system uncovering evidence of life is intriguing. While it is hard to say if such information would ever be released to the general public, the photos from Dawn serve up some interesting observations of a place nobody has visited before or likely will. That means science fiction fans can relax because the genre is safe—for now.

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Visit Other Countries Using Skout

Skout is one of the newest virtual travel site. Launched less than fifteen months ago, Skout has obtained over ten million hits and reaches 180 countries and is available in fourteen different languages. Skout creates a social circle throughout the world. It has shown the number one virtual travel for all around the world is Hong Kong.

This site has virtual tours through various cities throughout the world. It lists various different places for a vacation. This will give idea of hotels to stay in, reviews of beaches to visit, or hotels to stay. If you like historic places, it will list various different cities that played a role in world history. In the brief fifteen months that this site has been open to the public, studies have shown women are more likely to take a virtual tour. These virtual tours give you the feel, look, and financial details with the destinations listed.

If you are connected to the internet and love to surf it for information, check out Skout. It will offer you all the information you desire with the touch of a button. Signing up is easy to do. After the completion of confirming your account, you can virtually visit anywhere in the world. On days that you are home, daydreaming of new places, just log into Skout. By the end of the day you will feel like you sailed on a monster wave, stood in the Colosseum of Rome, saw the green isle of Ireland, saw the catacombs of Italy, set foot in the Vatican, seen the oval office of the white house, or traveled through the castles of Scotland.

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