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Bridge work to cause closures and lane reductions in Davis County, North Salt Lake
June 16, 2015, 6:56 pm
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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — There will be more construction and closures along I-15 this weekend in south Davis County, as the Utah Department of Transportation is closing the freeway in both directions at the 400 North bridge Saturday. There will also be lane restrictions on I-215 in North Salt Lake.

400 North will also be closed in the area, and it will remain closed until the project is completed. UDOT plans to rebuild the bridge at that location, which was demolished in April.

The project means I-15 will be closed in both directions at 400 North from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“We’re going to try to keep traffic flowing as much as possible, but we are recommending people use Legacy Parkway as an alternative route on Saturday night if you have to be out on the road,” said John Gleason with the Utah Department of Transportation.

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DIY Rain Barrels
June 16, 2015, 6:54 pm
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Good info for our friends in California!

TechChucker's Brain Blast

I couldn’t hold back the tidal wave of requests to see my finished rain barrels so I decided I needed to write a post about it and include the plans I used.

**I really only had one person request it so go take a look at Koko’s blog. There’s a really yummy post about a braided bread that’ll make you want to quit your diet right now (but don’t quit, because that would be bad).

Where To Find The Plans

I found the plans for my rain barrels on Pinterest and that brought me to this article called “How to Build a Rain Barrel” so I cannot take credit for the idea, though I used a little more re-purposed materials than they did, so I made it my own in that respect. It’s not pretty by any means, but that’s some of the character.

Photo from Handyman.com


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Campsite Visitors
June 9, 2015, 6:31 pm
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Off the Beaten Path: Hikes, Backpacks, and Travels

Early morning, Many Glacier Campground, June 6, 2015

Something is crashing through the willows at the edge of our campsite.  I put down my coffee and stand to see what is making such a racket.  I see three shapes through the bushes, and start to sit down again – just some deer.

Hold on.  That’s no deer.


She lifts her head into the sunlight to get a better look at us.


To my surprise, she doesn’t bolt, but just keeps on browsing while keeping a close eye on her kids.  At one point something startles them and one of the calves makes a run for it. Mama wakes up then, and chases the wanderer around the underbrush until he gets back under control.  She then decides that putting the creek between her and the campers is a good idea.  The smaller calf is not too sure about crossing the stream…

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A Weekend of Magnificent Rivers 
June 9, 2015, 6:29 pm
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Beautiful Photos of Silver Creek!

The Wild Through my eyes

Two weekends ago, my family and I traveled to our cabin in Eastern Idaho. From there, we ventured to the Madison River in Yellowstone National park. Fly fishing among the trails of and markings of grand herds of Bison-whilst being surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. On our trip back home, we decided to stop at the Legendary Silver Creek on its opening weekend. Though we did not fish-I couldn’t resist capturing the iconic stretch of water.

Captured with Nikon D3'100 Madison River-PC: Linda Pfeiffer
Captured with Iphone 5 Yellowstone National Park
Captured with Iphone 5 Madison River
Captured with Nikon D3'100 Silver Creek
Captured with Nikon D'300 Silver Creek
Captured with Nikon D3'100 Silver Creek
Captured with Iphone 5 Silver Creek

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Western States Face Megadrought, Experts Warn
June 2, 2015, 7:24 pm
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Water in a New Age

California and other Western states face worst drought in 1,000 years, say Columbia University scientists.

by Haya El Nasser

The United States’ drought-stricken Southwest and Great Plains should brace for the worst and most persistent drought in 1,000 years, according to a report out today by the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The current extreme drought blanketing California and other parts of the West may be just the beginning. New research suggests that by 2050, the regions may enter the longest and driest period for a millennium — a product of natural weather cycles and man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

“The 21st century projections make [past] megadroughts seem like quaint walks through the Garden of Eden,” said Jason Smerdon, a co-author of the report and a climate scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia’s Earth Institute.

Megadroughts last at least 10 years. Some researchers believe a megadrought contributed to the decline of the…

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General Pipe Lining or Pipe Bursting or Sectional Point Repair
June 2, 2015, 7:22 pm
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Toronto Plumbers Blog

 Inside pipe toronto plumbingWhen it comes to damaged water lines, pipe connections and sewer lines on your property, finding the best possible solution can be a little tricky… especially when today’s most advanced solutions come in various specialized forms, each ideal for certain types of pipeline damage.

Such is the case for trenchless technologies, which use cured-in-place epoxy Perma-liners to coat and seal cracking, fissures and corrosion to home water systems. How can you determine what solution (directional boring, pipe bursting, sectional point repair…) is right for your exact needs?

To find this information, you can do one of two things: either contact your local Toronto trenchless technology expert and have them inspect your home pipe line damage, or continue reading this article.

General Pipe Lining

For general pipe damage, such as those caused by soil shifting, cracking, penetration or other environmental causes, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is…

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