Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgThe beloved five-piece Colorado jamgrass act Yonder Mountain String Band has just announced their summer tour with occasional dates featuring Tylers Childers. The recently announced dates span from mid-June to mid-July, constituting a healthy mix of festival appearances and headlining shows. The tour kicks off on June 14th with the band appearing at Telluride Bluegrass Festival. From there, Yonder will play a handful of dates across the midwest, eventually ending June with an appearance at Frendly Gathering in Londonderry, Vermont. The majority of July will see the band meander south, ending the East Coast dates of the tour in North Carolina on July 9th. To finally close out their summer appearances, Yonder will end on a high note, with performances at Oregon’s Northwest String Summit from July 13th through 16th, then return home to Colorado for a co-headlining gig of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Gov’t Mule. You can head to Yonder’s website for tickets for their 2017 summer tour![Photo courtesy of C.B. Klein]last_img read more

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Stricter ‘Super’ regulations mulled

first_img“Super” as a sex den was just one ofseveral alleged irregularities in the biggest public market in Iloilo City.Just this April, then mayor Jose Espinosa III revealed that fish vendors werebeing forced to cough up P50 for using tables, P10 for the trapaland P15 for the lights. The mayor ordered the LEEO to conductan investigation. It is closed by 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. anddelivery of products is scheduled, according to Nestor Canong, chief of thecity government’s Task Force on Morals and Values and Formation(TMVF) following initial talks with Local Economic Enterprise Office(LEEO) chief Ariel Castañeda. Gates would also be built to securethe market’s eight entrances, he added. Canong said makeshift structuresinside the market being used for commercial sex have already been dismantled asordered by the mayor. Vegetable vendors lay out their fresh produce outside the Iloilo Terminal Market, also known as “Super” to locals, in Iloilo City Proper. PHOTO BY LAGAW KITA TMVF and the Iloilo City PoliceOffice’s Women and Children Protection Desk recently rescued 14 minors at theterminal market. Treñas subsequently convened their parents. Soon, security cameras would beinstalled in the market, he added. Espinosa also exposed what he calledas “flying electricity connections” at the market, particularly at the fishsection. The electric bulbs of various fish stalls were connected to a privateelectricity meter and vendors were each made to pay P15 for their use. “Ginahalungannaton ang aton mga kabataan. Kon indi kamo mag-atipan sa mga kabataan, ari kamimaga-remind nga inyo sila responsiblidad,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government hasimposed tighter regulations at the Iloilo Terminal Market, popularly known as“Super”, following the discovery of it being utilized in the commercial sextrade. “Indipwede nga diri sa aton syudad ginapabay-an n’yo ang inyo kabataan. Kamo nagdalasang inyo kabataan sa kalibutan, inyo sila responsibilidad,” Treñas told the parents. The parents were also offered theopportunity to avail themselves of livelihood training by the Public EmploymentService Office of the city government and the Technical Education and SkillsDevelopment Administration.  Canong’s task force reported to MayorJerry Treñas recently that the market was being used as sex den by pimps atnight and that most of the prostituted people there were minors. The LEEO is the city government officeoverseeing the operation of public markets. He also noted the sprouting of illegalstructures outside the market. He wondered who set them up and who were makingmoney from vendors using these./PN These measures are on top of thedeployment of barangay tanods in the market to check those entering andleaving, said Canong.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball back tonight after knee injury

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Lonzo Ball will return to the court Friday against Dallas, suiting up for the first time in nearly six weeks after suffering a sprained tendon in his left knee Jan. 13.The rookie point guard was a full participant in Lakers practices Wednesday and Thursday as he geared up for his long-awaited return. Following the Lakers’ morning shootaround Friday, Coach Luke Walton said Ball would play with a minutes restriction, and that he will not play Saturday in Sacramento on the second night of a back-to-back.Still, Ball’s return is welcome news for the Lakers in their first game following the All-Star break. Prior to the break, Ball had missed 15 consecutive games, with the Lakers going 8-7.“I’ve been out for a while,” Ball said. “Just to be able to play tonight, especially back home, it’s gonna be great. I don’t know. I’m just going out there and going to play hard.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers (23-34) lost to the Mavs (18-40) on Feb. 10 in Dallas.It remained unclear whether Ball, who has started each of his 36 games this season, will do so again or come off the bench against the Mavericks.“We’re still deciding that,” Walton said. “He’s been out a long time, so we’ve got to decide where he’ll be able to have his best chance of succeeding when he’s playing.”Friday will mark the first time Ball will suit up with former All-Star Isaiah Thomas, who will be making his Staples Center debut. A day earlier, Ball said he thought playing with Thomas would be “easy” and “fun.”“There’s advantages to having them on the court (together),” Walton said.  “Then obviously staggering, it’s nice to have a smart playmaking point guard on the floor at all times.”last_img read more

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Deadly Asian “Murder Hornets” are Here

first_imgLook up in the sky, is it a bird or a plane, no it’s a gigantic Asian hornet that can fly up to 20-miles per hour, rip the heads off of honeybees and even eat meat.So-called “Murder Hornets” from Asia have now reported in the U-S for the first time. The large, invasive insects grow up to 2-inches in length and pose a big threat to the country’s already-declining honeybee population. The massive insects been spotted in Washington State and are stirring fears for honeybees and humans.Multiple stings can even be fatal to some humans. The hornet’s venom is deadly and its stinger is long enough to puncture a beekeeping suit. In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.U.S. Farmers depend on honeybees to pollinate many crops such as apples, blueberries and cherries. Asian giant hornets can use mandibles shaped like spiked shark fins to wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours, decapitating the bees and flying away with the bee bodies to feed their young. The State Department of Agriculture will start trying to trap for queens this Spring. Queens that can grow to two inches long.last_img read more

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