The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 7:59 p.m.

Front Porch: Burn ban lifted for Snohomish County

Burn ban lifted
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for Snohomish and Pierce counties.
The burn ban was put into effect on Saturday when the weather turned dry and cold, creating more stagnant conditions. Air pollution was expected to build up to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups, especially in communities where wood-burning stoves are common.
Weather forecasters expect winds to pick up this evening to help disperse air pollution that has built up over the past few days.
For details, go to www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx.

Antarctic expedition revisited: Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen led the Antarctic expedition that discovered the South Pole more than a century ago.
And his journey continues to inspire.
Now three prominent Norwegian artists used the journey to create a new exhibition, The Impression of Amundsen: Roald Amundsen's South Pole Expedition 1910–1912, opening Jan. 18 at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 Northwest 67th St., Seattle.
Amundsen's personal diary from the South Pole expedition of 1910–12 was published for the first time in 2010, shedding new light on the historic expedition. His diary also provided the inspiration for paintings and graphic works from the Norwegian artists Tore Hansen, Ulf Nilsen, and Håvard Vikhagen.
The artists were invited by the Fram Museum in Oslo and Norwegian publishing company ART PRO AS to read Amundsen's diary and create artworks based on the reading.
The exhibition runs through March 3. Learn more on the Nordic Heritage Museum website at www.nordicmuseum.org/exhibitions.aspx#Amundsen.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.