Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cold snap forces Sioux Falls schools to shut down
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - School is cancelled in South Dakota's largest city because of cold weather.

Sioux Falls Public Schools officials called off Thursday's classes because of a forecast that calls for dangerous wind chill conditions.

The National Weather Service says the high temperature Thursday will be zero with wind chills in the minus-35 range.
Jon Stewart grills Al Gore on Al Jazeera -
The Comedy Central host then pressed Gore to explain his “cost-benefit analysis” of the sale to Al Jazeera and where the issue of sustainability came in that assessment.

“You had an opportunity to make a statement probably about your principles and some people would feel, and for me as well, I thought it was an odd move,” Stewart said. “Not because of some of the other things, but because it is backed by fossil fuel money.”
Harsh winter pushes cougars near towns; 3 euthanized | Utah
Douglas said the harsh winter has moved the animals' main source of food — the mule deer — down to winter range closer to town.
3rd day of snow brings dozens of accidents, backaches for homeowners |
SALT LAKE CITY — A jackknifed semitruck that blocked eastbound I-80 near 600 South was cleared, but the Wednesday morning commute remained a mess along the Wasatch Front for the third day in a row.

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