Once again, snowmakers defied Mother Nature’s thoughts of a warm winter and made enough snow this week so that skiers and riders could celebrate opening day Saturday at Bolton Valley, just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from Interstate 89.Bolton Valley opened at 10 am with two trails and two lifts. Photos are available here.To kick off the 2011-2012 season, Bolton Valley officials created a festive package of activities to complement skiing and riding on opening day. In addition to the inaugural turns on opening day, skiers and riders filled their tummies with yummy samples of some of Vermont’s finest food purveyors. Olivia’s Croutons and Two Guys in VT Soups, Vermont Natural Foods, Vermont Cookie Love, and Red Maple Granola were just a few of the companies offering samples of their wares from 11 a.m. ‘ 3 p.m. to guests at Bolton.Santa was closing act for the day at Bolton as Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived around 4 p.m. and lead a tree lighting ceremony at the ski area.Early season lift ticket prices are $29 for adults and $24 for youth/college/seniors. The ski area is open tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 11 and will then close for skiing and riding from Monday ‘ Thursday. The ski area plans to re-open on Friday, Dec. 16 with skiing and riding from the top of the Vista Quad, weather and snow conditions permitting. Snowmakers will continue to make more snow as weather permits. For the latest snow conditions, visit www.boltonvalley.com(link is external).Bolton Valley is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 70 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.Bolton Valley was the first in Vermont and the second in the US to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. Approximately 88km of high elevation Nordic terrain, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com(link is external) or call 877-9BOLTON. BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Dec. 10, 2011) ‘
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A lawsuit in North Dakota federal district court could provide an early test of the reach of a federal appeals court decision that confronted what the judges called the “massive, unchecked power” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.In June, the CFPB sued payment processor Intercept Corp., alleging the company and two of its executives allowed clients to make unauthorized and illegal withdrawals from consumers’ accounts. The CFPB’s complaint in U.S. District Court for North Dakota alleged Intercept ignored red flags—such as warnings from banks and complaints from consumers—and “knew or consciously avoided knowing that many of the transactions initiated by those companies were fraudulent or illegal.”Lawyers for Intercept seized on a Washington federal appeals court ruling last week that struck down as unconstitutional the structure of the CFPB. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that too much power was vested in the CFPB’s director, Richard Cordray, whom Judge Brett Kavanaugh described as “the single most powerful official in the entire U.S. government, other than the president.” continue reading »
Governor DeSantis says he will allow summer camps across Florida to reopen without any state level restrictions.The announcement was made during a press conference in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon.The Governor says he decision was based on data showing that while Florida has reported 49,000 cases of the coronavirus and 2,190 COVID related deaths, there are no fatalities under the age of 25:“I think the data is pretty clear: Kids don’t seem to get infected at the same rates that adults get infected,” Governor DeSantis said.While there will be no state imposed restrictions of summer camps, the governor says individual counties can enforce their own restrictions based on what is believed to be right for their communities.“I hope that this will be good for folks over the summer. I really trust parents. I trust the physicians who work with the kids, the local leaders, coaches, camps,” Gov. DeSantis said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a tremendous impact in South Florida and across the world,” said Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, an infectious disease expert at the University of Miami who will lead the initiative. “We are testing vaccines with the goal of finding a safe and effective way to halt the spread of the virus.” The clinical trials will test a vaccine developed by National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators at the biotechnology company ModernaTX Inc.Prospective volunteers for the study will need to be at least 18 years old. A news release said the school plans to use community outreach and mobile operations to recruit from a wide variety of demographics. To register to volunteer, you can sign up by clicking here“We are committed to engaging people who represent the range of residents impacted by COVID-19 in South Florida by gender, age, race, and ethnicity, as well as those who are particularly at-risk because of medical conditions,” said Doblecki-Lewis. “This is how we will help ensure that any vaccine that is developed will be relevant for those who could benefit most from it.”Participants are paid for their time and inconvenience during what is scheduled to be a three-month study. Vice President Mike Pence visits the University of Miami today to discuss a possible coronavirus breakthrough.Mike Pence will visit the University of Miami, where clinical trials are getting under way on a vaccine.About a thousand people will be part of a clinical trial involving a vaccine developed by Moderna. The university’s Miller School of Medicine is taking part in the “Phase 3” trial of the vaccine.Pence will take part in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and members of the Miller School of Medicine along with researchers on what could help in the ongoing battle: https://t.co/hpMa8fMdDq— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) July 27, 2020