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I emailed Stan Helton last night to ask how things were going in the courthouse now that they’ve limited access beyond the guard line. This morning, he sent me the following for posting. “Clyde – this has been a fluid … Continue reading
One of our two sarvis trees is in bloom. I believe it started two days ago. For me, this is the most important sign of spring, because it is the first native tree to bloom. If you’re from elsewhere, you … Continue reading
Turkey season came in yesterday, and there will be many people hunting. It has been warm enough to kick off the mating season, and turkey hunting is a religion in the mountains. It’s a good time to go for a … Continue reading
The British prime minister has closed the pubs. From the Guardian: Announcing the decision in the fight against the coronavirus, the prime minister said that he realised it went against what he called “the inalienable free-born right of people born … Continue reading
Well, it’s truly the end times. The 78th Monaco Grand Prix has been cancelled. Not postponed, cancelled. I guess it’s still safe to glory in nature. Today, it was beautifully sunny, although the clouds seem to be moving in again … Continue reading
So the courthouse is on partial lockdown – “access beyond the guard line limited” – the McCaysville courthouse is closed, and Tri-State is operating only from the drive-thru. Here’s a cheery article from the Guardian (no pay wall): https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/18/tip-of-the-iceberg-is-our-destruction-of-nature-responsible-for-covid-19-aoe?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0dyZWVuTGlnaHQtMjAwMzE4&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=greenlight_email&utm_campaign=GreenLight Basically, … Continue reading
Here’s a good overview of the virus – incubation period, how spread, precautions. https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
More on the Awful Proposed NEPA Rule Change: 18 State Attorney Generals Ask That Environmental Rollback Be Withdrawn
From the Hill’s “Overnight Energy” newsletter. They have a good, free site covering the political scene, and their newsletters are also free. I think they and the Guardian are doing the best coverage of the environment these days. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/487082-18-states-ask-trump-administration-to-withdraw-major-environmental
Here’s today’s update from our District Health officer. There is also a link to the CDC site, which has the most extensive information. As you know, they are advising people over 60 to stay home as much as possible.