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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 2)

The Tamarack Resort near Donnelly, Idaho--Winter '06/'07; Summer '07

The Lodge at Osprey Meadows, one of the many places at the resort.

The Good: New resort, always increasing size, and interest. Year-round or seasonal options...year-round has excellent benefit package. Growing reputation, especially in the snowboarding and golfing worlds. Cross section of guests from ski and mountain bike bums to very high end-- Andre Agassi and…

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Added by Keith Larson on September 13, 2007 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1)

Well maybe not exactly...but it's one of my favorite western titles...

Signal Mountain Lodge, Grand Teton NP---Summer '06

One of my first views from the employee dining room...looking at the marina office and the mountain range.

The Good: Other than the possible "uglies" below...just about everything. The employee dining was very good 90% of the time (there are times when personal preferences will get in the way, where the food…

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Added by Keith Larson on September 13, 2007 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

The email I just received

To whomever sent me the following email:

"Thanks for joining My CoolWorks. Regarding your blog post, we wish you all the luck in the world in building your business but we work hard to build ours and our intent is not for it to serve as your billboard."

I was not trying to use your blog as "my billboard." Maybe I did not realize what your site was for, as I was just introducing myself. For future reference, before addressing me with a nasty email, watch the way you…

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Added by Michelle Dwyer on September 12, 2007 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to Us

Coolworks.com went live on the web on September 12, 1995 to get things

off of my hard drive and out there where folks could see it. The

"official" launch of Cool Works happened on November 1, 1995.



Yowza - this is the longest I've held a job.



Here's a screenshot of the homepage from 1997, courtesy of the Wayback Machine:…



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Added by Bill Berg on September 12, 2007 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

symmetry

like the mandala for example, mandala is sanskrit for circle. but in history of know mandalas there are millions each one made with its own design. Some are simple ,some are so complex that light refraction was used to bring them to life. Buy using certain gemstone quality crystals in a exact postion with light beams a laser in created. I am short on time but i would like some one to tell me why i choose symmetry as post title?

join Dharmic Teachings: i would like to have a…

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Added by corey j grogan on September 5, 2007 at 2:32am — No Comments

Covers Off, Sloppy Jammies and 100 Below

I thought I would share with you a co-workers blog and the songs we played recently during an open mike night at SpoleBucks (galley) We were the only entertainment, and I finally got to be in a band! It was fun…

Take a listen

... this morning the entire station has been in a spunky playful mood, I think it’s because we took down the window coverings…

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Added by Terry on September 4, 2007 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Texas Longings

I've been here over seven months now and am facing another fall/winter. Am wondering how I will do this time. When I arrived, it was 22 degrees below and I knew back home in Texas it was about 50 and sunshine. There is lots of sunshine, but the cold is killing me. LOL.. I guess I'm a whimp after all. I can go tent camping with a kayak, hunt my own fun, clean and cook it, but have problems with the cold. Guess I better stock up on som enew winter duds.. do you know if they make down…

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Added by Ann Carr on August 31, 2007 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Total Eclipse of the Moon TONIGHT!

Luncar Eclipse

We can watch the eclipse together!

As I stand in the -97 degrees with a wind chill of 8.8 I look to my right and see night's full moon and stars, I look to my left and see the weeks-away sunrise coming with a hint of orange, yellow, white, and baby blue blending into the night sky above. I look back to the right and see an aurora coming alive for one last presentation.

Find out when it will happen in your time zone at…

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Added by Terry on August 27, 2007 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Rockin' at the South Pole

Well it was an exciting week. Once a month we have a fire drill and this month was our last drill. This was our “Big” Mass Casualties Incident drill (MCI) multiple victims. I am on Team #3 which

is the logistics support for the trauma and fire team. It was pretty

exciting dashing around on a snow mobile pulling victims behind us, carrying

them up the two flights…

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Added by Terry on August 27, 2007 at 10:47am — No Comments

Kay El Bar

I've made my decision. I'll be the Second Cook at the Kay El Bar Guest Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. The title sounds less impressive when you find out there are only two cooks.

I'll be there on the 23rd of September and the gig lasts through the first weekend of May.

My last day at Tamarack is the 12th, and I'll be moving out the next day. Before I head down to Arizona, I'll visit a few friends and family back in Wisconsin. I'm going to take the Empire Builder train from…

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Added by Keith Larson on August 23, 2007 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

i haven't forgotten you guys!

i'm living in a state - the only state - that doesn't have a national park, but that doesn't mean there isn't some recreational stuff around here to take pictures of.

i'm going to get right on that, i really am. right now i've been concentrating on writing and working at a boring 9-5 job, but my eyes are starting to cross, and i need a break. so, photography sounds like a good outlet.

Added by steff on August 20, 2007 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Bottled Water - Stop the Madness

The US is a country in which, almost anywhere, we can turn the tap for clean and safe water that is virtually free. Yet we seem drawn to bottled water - an incredibly expensive way to deliver the stuff, both economically and environmentally. Some thoughts from a current Time magazine article and High Country News:



  • Americans…
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Added by Bill Berg on August 15, 2007 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Winter employers now recruiting

Hey everybody

We've had a lot of winter employers come back on the site the last couple weeks to recruit for their upcoming season. Lots of ski resorts, satellite businesses in ski resort towns (most of those offer ski passes too) and some Arizona guest ranches that have a long winter season - October - May. So now's the time to snag your winter job. Get it lined out so you can play… Continue

Added by Kathi on August 8, 2007 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

First Twilight - Sunrise coming in late September

I thought you all would enjoy this newly updated photo from one of our science tech crew members....

Terry

"Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 8:28 PM

Subject: for all you non-belivers...

For those who don't believe the first signs of the sun are visible, yes it's a long time exposure (67s) and with the naked eye you will only see a little bit brighter horizon in that direction (no colors), but it is visible…

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Added by Terry on August 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

South Pole BBQ - 5 K Race - Oiling Eggs

BBQ in the mechanic garage, having a BBQ indoor isn't the best idea even when the grill is hooked up to the venting system it doesn’t always work when you are continuously opening the lid… but a tournament of horseshoes distracted us from the smoke! May 25th.

South Pole BBQ

“Big Fat Kevin” 5 K race inside the station. BF5K 2nd. Annual Race. It took 24 laps to equal 5K. That was up and down hallways and staircases. As you noticed, each team dressed up. Super heroes,…

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Added by Terry on August 5, 2007 at 11:26am — No Comments

Welcome to X,000 feet

Working seasonally in a mountain town, there are some things you have to figure out on your own. Like, can I really drink less here and get drunk faster? Here's a few things employers should mention at orientation.



Welcome to X,000 feet.



* For the first two weeks you will be soooo tired and feel lame that you don't want to hike or go out. Your mundane job seems to take it out of you. You just want to sleep. Just go with it. It will pass.



* Bring Kleenex.… Continue

Added by Jennifer on August 1, 2007 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Fine Dining & the Solstice at the South Pole

Edible Marigolds

For the Dinning Facility

South Pole Growth Chamber

Edible Marigols at the South Pole

Photo taken July 15th 2007

Teresa Eddington

It has sure been a long time since I've written.... well over two months!

The green house is ever changing....and that's good, it keeps me from getting bored with my job. I have recently rotated out crops the crew has voted low priority, and incorporated the ones they requested. Not to mention the…

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Added by Terry on July 31, 2007 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The Middle Teton



A group of us climbed the Middle Teton on July 28th. Great stuff.

Among those fighting gravity for 6,000 vertical feet were Aubree, Alessa, Daven, Tyson, Colette and me. …





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Added by Bill Berg on July 30, 2007 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

blogathon 2007

i've decided to blog for heifer international for this year's blogathon. you can see those entries starting at 6 in the morning (US pacific time) over at the goatening.



i will probably, for a few "easy" posts, be taking some pictures with the camera i won here and posting them over there. feel free to stop by! comment, contribute, say "hi" to… Continue

Added by steff on July 27, 2007 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Time to be "on the road" again

What an exciting prospet it is getting back into the seasonal lifestyle. I am a bit late for the summer season, but I hope to get on at Beaver Creek, CO for the winter season. I'll post more as things progress. If anyone has any tips or prospects for an old restaurant dog, drop me a line.

Added by Scott Kaliszewski on July 26, 2007 at 10:15am — No Comments

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