Powers Bluff Offers Himalayan-Sized Fun

Choosing between the year’s best football game and one of the best winter afternoons to get kids outside is always a tough call.

But who cares about kids anyway?

OK – most of us.  At least most of us who don’t drive around with Washington D.C. vanity plates that say “LEGI$L8R” on them.

As an aside: is “D.C. vanity” redundant?

But back to the point. It was a couple of weeks ago, when the Dallas-Green Bay kickoff loomed and I was lining up the salmon dip and beer.

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Time to start asking questions about Rib Mountain proposal


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Some potentially bad news confronted me last week, reminding me of what we should all do when that happens: ask lots of questions, and head for the mountains.

Or the mountain.  Because I’m writing literally, not metaphorically.

I am not talking about the possibly apocalyptic farce that is our so-called election or its aftermath.  I’m talking about Rib Mountain State Park, which apparently is still the target of ski-slope expansion plans.

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Who’s planning it?  Why?  Is it viable?  What will it do to our beloved state park?  On balance, will the costs be greater than the benefits? Who exactly will this benefit?

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