Science & Environment

Take A Hike!

Take A Hike!

Science & Environment October 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

  Little River Trail offers a glimpse into the past Photos Courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Editor’s Note: This information was gathered from two books, ‘Hiking Trails of the Smokies’ and ‘The Best of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A Hiker’s Guide to Trails and Attractions’.Read More

Energy saving tips for the cold weather season

Science & Environment October 15, 2014 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

NASHVILLE (press release)—With cooler weather soon on the horizon, many consumers will be turning up the heat to beat back the chill in their homes. And as home energy use increases, so does utility bills. With this in mind, the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) is offering a few energy savingsRead More

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail closes for bridge replacement

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail closes for bridge replacement

Science & Environment October 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm Comments are Disabled

GATLINBURG (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will close for the season on the evening of October 31, 2014 and will remain closed until April 30, 2015 to replace eight bridges along the 5.5-mile, one-way roadway. The road will be closed toRead More

To fish or not to fish

To fish or not to fish

Lifestyle, Local Sports, Science & Environment, Sports October 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Realization came in the form of a cool morning that fall was indeed upon us. I also realized that the one thing I had promised myself to do this summer had been left undone. I vowed I was going fishing. As a kid and young adult, I was fishing everyRead More

Park closes area near caves to protect declining bat populations

Park closes area near caves to protect declining bat populations

Local News, Science & Environment October 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the closure of the Whiteoak Sink area effective now through March 31 to limit human disturbance to bat hibernacula and help hikers avoid interactions with bats. Park biologists will be monitoring the site throughout the winter collecting population, ecological and behavioral data thatRead More

DOT grants awarded to Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge

Local News, Science & Environment September 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, along with the Sevier County Utility District and Blalock and Sons, were awarded more than  $700,000 through the Tennessee Department of Transportation for several clean air projects. The air quality grants are funded via the federal Congestion Mitigation andRead More

The Enemy: A LCD Flat Screen TV

The Enemy: A LCD Flat Screen TV

Science & Environment July 21, 2014 at 12:42 am Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott The big box in my living room has been sitting there for a week, undisturbed. Every time I approach it I have flashbacks to 2006. I know the contents of the box and I must meet in what I consider technical combat. Inside the box is aRead More