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Seventeen/ASR Runway Show Packs House

by The Editors on September 4, 2008

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It was a standing room only event at the Thursday September 4, 3 pm fashion show in Hall E at this year’s ASR show. For the first time, Seventeen Magazine took the reigns and title-sponsorship spot and the name they came up with, It’s Electric!

The packed house took in 54 different looks (ready-to-wear to bikinis) from companies across the show floor.

Follow the jump for some of our favorites (click the photos to see them full size).

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The West’s Deadly Big Snow Weekend

by The Editors on March 6, 2018

We began tracking the storm a week and a half out and new it was going to hit perfectly for a weekend of powder blasting. By Thursday night, March 1, 2018 the snow was piling in. On Friday afternoon some California resorts were reporting up to eight feet of fresh snow. It was set up to be a big weekend, but by the time it was over it was one of the deadliest weekends the West has ever seen. Here’s how it unfolded.

Thursday March 1, 2018

Wenyu Zhang, 42, of Rocklin, California was snowboarding at Squaw Valley when the mountain was hit by wind gusts up to 146 miles an hour. Later in the night his friends reported him missing. Because of the storm a search for him is called off on Thursday. Zhang’s body is not found until Friday morning. (NY Post)

Friday March 2, 2018 

Blake Smith, 36, a season pass holder at California’s China Peak resort, was snowboarding when he reportedly “fell head-first into about 5 feet of fresh snow,” according to the Fresno Bee. He was unable to dig himself out and suffocated.

Alfonso Braun, 24, of Bend, Oregon was found “buried in the snow” around noon at Mt. Bachelor by other snowboarders and skiers. They dug him out but ski patrol was unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 1:15 PM. Two hours later a 19 year old skier from Eugene, Oregon, Nicole Panet-Raymond, was reported missing. Her body was found by search crews in a tree well at 8:30 PM. (KTVZ)

On Friday afternoon, Evan and Kahlynn Huck (along with three other people) were caught up in an avalanche that swept near the Olympic Lady chairlift at Squaw Valley Resort. Kahlynn was able to free herself, but her husband Evan was buried for close to six minutes before nearby skiers and snowboarders were able to dig him out. He had passed out and was turning blue but came to after being rescued. Click the link to watch the rescue. (SF Gate)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

At 10:15 while ski patrol was doing avalanche control at the top of Mammoth Mountain a slide ripped down the Climax run, down Upper Dry Creek and blasted past the bottom of the High Five Express lift. Eight people (six Mammoth Mountain employees and two guests) were partially buried, but all of them were able to free themselves and no one was injured.  (LA Times)

For video of the Mammoth avalanche’s powder cloud blowing past the bottom of the High Five Express, click here. (CBS LA)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

A mother and son (Olga Perkovic, 50, and Aaron Goodstein, 7) who were skiing back to their slope-side condominium at Kirkwood Ski Resort died when snow slid off the roof of a building and buried them sometime after 4 PM. They were found 9 PM after after a neighbor noticed gloves in the snow. (Reno Gazette)



Grenade Problems At Denver High School

by The Editors on November 19, 2008

Article 2520Administrators at Denver’s Brighton High School decided that the Grenade Gloves stickers they were seeing on student’s cars were promoting “terrorism and violence” and required that students remove the stickers immediately.

Senior Ryan McKim said he and at least five other students were asked by school assistant principal Michael Stoffler to either remove their Grenade Gloves-brand stickers from their cars, or face disciplinary action if they are to park in the student lot. Students pay $40 per year to park in the lot.

After calling around, the misguided vice-principal reversed the decision after getting the the straight story from the PR professionals at Grenade.

Hillary Hutcheson, spokeswoman for Portland, Ore.-based Grenade snowboarding apparel, said the purpose of the grenade is simply to inspire people to be “explosive at whatever it is they do.”. . .“Our motto is, ‘Make gloves, not war,’” she said. “It’s about just being explosive in life, going for it, and going big.”

She also mentioned that Grenade co-founder Danny Kass had recently completed “a tour of military facilities in Afghanistan.”

Part of the company’s purpose is to connect students with “missions,” such as getting good grades, designing a Grenade logo, and sending in their best snowboard trick, to name a few.

Just last week we watched an entire season of Danny and the Dingo and didn’t once hear anything about any “getting good grade missions.” Though we did learn a valuable lesson about the dangers of passing out drunk on the trunk of a moving car.

Somebody give Hillary a raise.

[Link: The Denver Daily]

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