I’ve always loved following the creek as far as it would take me as a child, but my true connection with nature didn’t surface until I moved to Colorado. The aggressive crags, unexplored valleys, and thousands of miles of hiking called to me. The community in Colorado is focused on exploring and protecting the outdoors, and helped me to see the importance in both those things. I want to be an integral part of that community, encouraging others to get outside, appreciate the outdoors, and work toward protecting it for generations to come. The Cairn Project works to expand outdoor access for women and young girls by supporting community-based wilderness and outdoor education groups around the country through a small grants program. Their grants support organizations that get more young women outside – biking, rock climbing, backpacking, and more. Since their launch in 2016, they’ve gifted $120K in grants to twelve different organizations. I am hoping to raise $3,000 to support this project. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating a few dollars, please head to my fundraising page. Thank you for supporting the next generation of adventurers! Are you interested in doing something similar? I always wanted to do something like this but I felt uneasy setting up the donation process. The Cairn Project made it really easy to do something great for the next generation of woman adventurers. They made it really easy to celebrate a milestone by “Getting Out & Giving Back” You can dedicate an adventure, big or small, to raise support for programs getting more girls outside. Sign-up at here. Want to become an Ambassador for The Cairn Project? Head over to their website to learn more about current Ambassadors (me included!) and how to apply. This September I (Roxy Harbitter of the Live Outside and Play Road Team) will be hiking around The Three Sisters in Oregon to raise money for The Cairn Project. The trail is 50 miles around three closely spaced volcanic peaks, all over 10,000 feet, that are part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, aptly named The Three Sisters. As the youngest of three sisters, and an Aunt to four nieces (and no nephews, a full family of strong women), this is an especially meaningful name and meaningful cause. This hike is supported by Big Agnes and National Geographic Maps. If you are a company that would like to get involved, please reach out to [email protected]
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ON JANUARY 1 Stockholm’s narrow-gauge commuter services transfer to private-sector management. Bus operator Linjebuss and Adtranz will run the three 891mm gauge routes for five years under contract to AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. Over the past five years, SL has contracted out operation of tram, bus and metro routes in a rolling programme. But the Roslagsbanan is the first rail route to change hands, the other lines having been won by SL’s existing subsidiaries.Over the next two years, SL is due to award further rail contracts worth between SKr2bn and SKr3bn. Pre-qualification bids have been invited for operation of the horseshoe-shaped light rail network now under construction in the south and west of the city, and the Nockebybanan tramway which will share depot facilities with the new line at Alvik. Formal tenders will be called in the next two or three months, with the winning bidder to be selected by the second half of 1998. This will leave time for the winner to help with final preparations and start crew training ahead of the opening of the line in August 1999.Bids are also to be called this year for the 185route-km network of commuter services radiating from Stockholm Central to Nynäshamn, S
Edna “Polly” Pauline Hunger, 84, of Versailles passed away at 8:10am, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born the daughter of Forest and Nellie Hall Pollard on November 15, 1933 in Eminence – Henry County, Kentucky. She was married to Donald Hunger on February 9, 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 19, 2014. Survivors include two sons Ron (Michelle) Hunger of Versailles, and Jim (Jennifer) Hunger of Scottsburg; two daughters Sue (Lee) Buchanan of Versailles, and Shirley (Tracy) Lemon of Versailles; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers Elmer Lee Pollard of Monrovia, and Phil (Jan) Pollard of Broomfield, Colorado; sister-in-law Mary Alice Pollard of Waynesville, Ohio; brothers-in-law Ray Miller of Burnside, Kentucky and Russell Knowlton of Osgood. She was also preceded in death by parents, her daughter Angela Hunger Hoskins, her brother Maurice Pollard, and her sisters Janet Knowlton and Elaine Miller and her great-grandson Little Pennington. Mrs. Hunger was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. Her first job out of school was doing clerical work at the FBI building in Washington, DC. She was later employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground, the license branch in Milan, and retired from ROD in 1998. Polly’s most important jobs were being a homemaker and also assisting Donald on the farm where she tended the livestock and worked in tobacco. As a resident of the Tyson Apartments in Versailles she enjoyed the weekly Bible studies and participating in her sister-in-law Becky’s craft projects. Polly was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16th at 10:30am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Angela Hunger Hoskins Memorial Fund, Matt’s Mission, or the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the cemetery.