Mountain News: Bilingualism an issue in U.S. resorts 

PARK CITY, Utah — There seems to be an inverse relationship between the wealth of resort valleys of the West and immigration of Spanish-speaking workers, most of them from Mexico

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Much will depend upon the weather in coming weeks. The snowpack is at 125 per cent of average. If it melts steadily, as it did 10 years ago, the last time a well-above-average snowpack was recorded, there probably will be no problems. If it gets hot and stays hot, then there could be trouble, notes the Crested Butte News.

Revelstoke still smoking

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — Agitation continues in Revelstoke about the smoke emitted by teepee burners, also known as beehive burners, which are used to burn sawdust.

One activist, Julie Laverdiere, says these burners, as well as wood-burning stoves and other causes, produce a level of particulates in the air that reach unacceptable levels 227 days a year in Revelstoke. As well as posing dangers to public health, the air pollution could hamper Revelstoke's efforts to position itself as an outdoor tourism mecca, notes the Revelstoke Times Review.

The sawmill operator, Downie Street Sawmills, says it has been hurt financially because of the decreased prices of softwood lumber and hence it cannot afford to install a more efficient, less-polluting burner.

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