John All unzipped his tent, poked his shaggy blond head out into the thin alpine air, and took in the view. The sun sparkled off the freshly fallen snow on the jagged peaks and crags of Mount Himlung. It was just before 10 a.m. on May 19, 2014—a perfect morning in the Himalayas.
At Lakes High School, he was an outstanding football and basketball player for the Lancers and a member of Lakes second graduating class in 1965.
He went on to play four years of basketball at WWU/Western Washington University in Bellingham.
Twenty-four hours before her Olympic debut, Breezy Johnson didn’t even know she was racing. Johnson’s coach called her at 3:30 p.m. Friday (11:30 p.m. Thursday MST) and told the 22-year-old she was taking Mikaela Shiffrin’s spot in today’s super-G race.
“I have been given the green light,” Johnson told the News&Guide two hours after finding out. “I am racing.”
President Trump’s repeal last fall of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program left me and the hundreds of thousands of other recipients living in limbo and uncertainty.
The possibility that seismic signals could provide early warning of landslides got a tragic boost last summer, when a towering slope collapsed in Greenland and triggered a 300-foot-high tsunami that killed four people. The closest seismometer was nearly 20 miles away, but it recorded a drumbeat of little earthquakes hours before the slope failed.
“That’s what we would expect from a landslide slipping — very repetitive, tiny, tiny events,” said Western Washington University geologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, who spotted the precursory quakes in Greenland and has been poring over the seismic tracings from Rattlesnake Ridge.
A Pierce County man has been issued a criminal summons in connection with lewd behavior reported Feb. 2 on the Western Washington University campus, officials said.
For 21-year-old Brooklyn Bell of Bellingham, Wash., breaking into the world of skiing was intimidating, but her wanderlust and love of her natural surroundings pushed her to explore new sports and spaces. And while she struggled to find her place as an athlete, she found that using her background in graphic design to paint the mountains she aspired to climb and ski was a way to set personal goals for the backcountry. Now a graphic design student at Western Washington University, she pursues her interests both on the skintrack and in the classroom. We caught up with her to learn about her goals as an artist and a skier.
According to the bill’s fiscal note, the proposed pilot project is estimated to cost $616,000 to pay for the implementation of the project but not the additional services required to maintain it. The money could come out of the state’s general fund.
The University of Washington, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, The Evergreen State College and Western Washington University each weighed in on the bill’s fiscal note to estimate their individual costs as candidates for pilot projects at their schools.
A proposal to establish the Evergreen Free College Program would phase in funding to pay tuition for students from low and middle income families.
SB 6101 applies to state residents enrolled in a state university or community college with 45 credits and maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 or above. A student would also have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Washington Application for State Financial Aid each year.
“Just as important as making sure lowest and lower income children go to college, we need to make sure those in the middle class are not forgotten,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island.
When your first name is “Breezy” and your occupation is “ski racer” the automatic assumption is that you were thus nicknamed after establishing a reputation for speeding down ski slopes in a blur.
Breezing past the competition is, of course, what Breezy Johnson hopes to get to do at the Pyeongchang Olympics, where the 22-year-old Western Washington University student participated in opening ceremonies with Team USA on Friday.