During peak season, Glacier National Park is choked with visitors. Cars circle lots with no open spaces, campgrounds are thick with tents and roads such as Two Medicine and North Fork are so busy that park workers are forced to restrict access.The park’s new Recreation Access Display (RAD) is designed to help ease the pressure of these summer crowds, giving visitors real-time updates on the status of parking lots, campgrounds and roads on its convenient web interface.RAD, which is now live on the park’s website, provides a color-coded graphic for easy reference. Visitors can see whether a campground has open sites or if a parking lot has available spaces. The page also shows what time staff reported a campground or parking lot filled on the previous day, offering perspective for those planning visits. RAD updates approximately once a minute.Through the interface, visitors can get updates on whether access to Many Glacier, North Fork and Two Medicine is currently restricted to vehicles. In the busy season, staff periodically has to close these roads off in response to extreme traffic congestion. Visitors can now get information in advance with the RAD system, helping them to make alternate plans and avoid wait times.RAD expands on services the park already provide to give insight on park conditions, including live webcams and the Current Conditions page of their website. Webcams offer visitors an on-the-ground visual of the park. The Current Conditions page also has links to snowplow updates, trail status reports, current road status and camping status.“We’ve been working for a few years to get real-time information to our visitors,” Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow stated in a press release. “Thanks to suggestions from the public and innovation from park staff, we’re pleased to roll out this new trip planning tool for the 2019 summer season.”Visitors can access the RAD at www.nps.gov/applications/glac/dashboard/.Additional trip planning information can be found through Glacier National Park’s Current Conditions page at www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email
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Sophomore Joey Wentz led the Lancers in scoring with 11 points (along with senior Colin Burns, who scored 11 as well), and hit the free throw that gave SM East the win.From the moment the clock started running in the third quarter of SM East’s sub-state opening game against Blue Valley High, the Lancers seemed hellbent on handing the Tigers a victory.[pullquote]Coach Shawn Hair’s postgame commentsAudio Playerhttps://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/New-Recording-23.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Click the arrow to listen[/pullquote]SM East took the three-point lead it had at the half and promptly handed it to Blue Valley. All of a sudden, the Lancers couldn’t guard. They couldn’t hold onto the ball. And they couldn’t shoot. Blue Valley outscored the Lancers 14-5 in the third quarter, and extended their lead to nine points in the opening minutes of the fourth.By the looks of it, SM East head coach Shawn Hair’s 400th at the Lancers’ helm was going to be a tough season-ending loss.And then…Senior Colin Burns hit a three. And then another. SM East’s defense came to life and shut down the Blue Valley shooters who couldn’t miss just a few minutes earlier. With 1:50 remaining and the Lancers down by three, junior Gunnar Englund stole the ball at the top of the Blue Valley key and drove the length of the court for a layup. SM East was down by one point. The SM East gym erupted.That’s the loudest the SME gym has been in a long time— Joe Libeer (@Joekemon) March 7, 2014With around a minute to go, sophomore Joey Wentz drove on the Lancers’ basket and drew a foul. His first shot from the free throw line tied the game. His next shot gave the Lancers their improbable lead — and would be the last point of the night.Blue Valley held onto the ball as the clock wound down to ensure they would have the last shot, but SM East’s defenders locked down the Tigers’ shooters. Blue Valley never got a shot off. The Lancers had won, surviving to take on the top ranked team in Kansas and defending state champions, the 19-2 Blue Valley Northwest Huskies, in the sub-state final Saturday. Blue Valley Northwest beat SM North Thursday night, bringing the Indians’ season to a close.Wentz and Burns led the Lancers in scoring with 11 points each. Sophomore Jay Guastello scored 9 and junior Lucas Jones scored 8. The win improved SM East to 12-3 all time against Blue Valley, and made Hair’s record against the Tigers 6-1.Hair said after the game he was impressed by how his team pieced together their comeback, but that they’ll have to bring a better game to the Huskies’ gym if they want to advance to the state bracket.“They’re state champions for a reason,” he said. “They’re a winning machine. We’re going to have to play a lot looser than we did today.”The sub-state final will tip at 7 p.m. Saturday at Blue Valley Northwest.(Thanks to Kevin Booker for the Blue Valley-SM East stats!)The Lancers were plagued by turnovers in the third quarter, letting Blue Valley build a commanding lead heading into the fourth quarter.SM East’s Lucas Jones faced double and triple coverage under the basket all night long.
Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Public encouraged to report criminal activity to Crime Stoppers by: Dominica Vibes News – January 28, 2016 103 Views no discussions Director of Crime Stoppers Dominica, Stewart Paris has assured Dominicans that their identity is safe if they call the hotline to report any crime for which they may have information.Paris gave the assurance at a United Against Crime Press Conference held on Wednesday 27 January 2016, at the Fort Young Hotel.Crime Stoppers Dominica, which was formed in May 2013, encourages the public to call its hotline 1 800 8477 and give the operator information about any type of criminal activity, whether it has already happened, is in progress or is going to happen.Paris encouraged the public to call Crime Stoppers to report any information because it offers a unique avenue though which every citizen can participate in the solution of crimes and “it is important that we speak up and expose all criminals in order to save lives”.He said while in the past persons have been unwilling to assist the police with investigations due to fear that the perpetrators will find out who they are, Crime Stoppers offers those persons an opportunity to protect their identities and help in the fight against crimes.“When you make that call it goes to a call center in Canada and if you attempt to explain to them who you are, they will tell you “please don’t, we do not need to know who you are”. All they need is the information,” Paris said.The information that is given to the call center is then relayed to the relevant police officers in Dominica who would then investigate the matter.Paris said that thus far Crime Stoppers has registered one thousand (1000) calls to the call center and “out of these one thousand calls, they were able to have found ninety valid tips and twenty arrests were made”.Paris emphasized that the strength of Crime Stoppers is anonymity and that the most important fact of the statistics is that no one’s identity has ever been compromised.He encouraged those who have decided to report a crime to Crime Stoppers not inform their spouse so as not to compromise the strength of what Crime Stoppers was created to do.In an attempt to fight, control and prevent crime, Paris said that we must try to develop programs which are “very strong in prevention, because if they are not strong in prevention our effort in crime fighting will be reactive, after the damage is done”.“We need to get to the root of the problem of crime, as shooting and putting the criminals behind bars does not make that great of a difference because as soon as they get out, they go back and commit the crimes,” Paris said. Share