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Weather - Hurricane Harvey - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:10
Issued at 400 PM CDT LUNES 28 DE AGOSTO DE 2017

Seeley Lake Waters Closed_8-28-2017 (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:56
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017Fire Suppression Forces Closure of Seeley Lake WatersMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is closing all of Seeley Lake waters, effective immediately, for public safety while crews use the lake water to fight the Rice Ridge Fire.The closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming, wading and fishing, so that aircraft crews can safely operate as they dip water from the lake.Officials say the closure will be in place until fire crews no longer need to use the lake for suppression efforts. For up-to-date information on this closure and restrictions related to drought and fire, visit fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/ or call the FWP office in Missoula at

Motorcyclist dies in collision in Ogbourne St George

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:35

We’re appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a motorcyclist sadly died.

The incident happened on the A346 near Ogbourne St George at approximately 11am on Monday 28 August.

A motorcyclist, a man aged in his 60s, was riding a Triumph motorbike south along the A346 when he is believed to have fallen into the path of a Hyundai I10, which was travelling north.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

PC Stephen Hughes, of the Policing Unit, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision itself who has not already spoken to police, as well as anyone who may have seen either the Hyundai or the motorcyclist prior to the collision.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Cirmestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Our thoughts remain with the family of the motorcyclist at this very sad time.”

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Even Your Favorite Stuff is Just Stuff

Be More With Less - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:55

In 2005 when my niece was nine years old, she painted a coffee mug for me. My nephew was four years old when he painted one for my husband. We added the mugs made with love to dozens of other coffee mugs we had purchased and received as gifts over the years. I never thought you could have too many coffee mugs.

When we started decluttering, duplicates were the first to go. In addition to extra wooden spoons, wire whisks, clothing and sporting goods, we gave away our big coffee mug collection and only kept the two mugs from my niece and nephew. Those mugs made it through every decluttering wave over the last ten years. I finally learned that in most cases, one is enough and that I need way less than I think to be happy.

During a recent move, my favorite/only coffee mug broke. I could have gotten angry, or mourned the loss of my favorite thing and then I remembered what made it my favorite. The best thing about the mug my niece gave me is that it made me think of her. I’ll use that as inspiration to think of her and the other amazing people in my life while enjoying my morning coffee no matter what mug I’m using.

Lessons from a broken coffee mug

I replaced my favorite mug with the one pictured above. Stuff can be useful by holding our coffee, keeping us warm, or helping us stay in touch but in the end it’s always just stuff. It’s not precious, or powerful, or worth being upset about. Your stuff can’t define you or your relationships. Even your favorite stuff is just stuff. When you own less, you begin to appreciate your stuff for what it really is and can let go without regret when it’s time.

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