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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

The eleventh year of the new millennium has arrived!

From Baja California to the Yukon Territory, people are reveling in the passing of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. We're the last densely populated timezone to celebrate the new year, although we are not the last overall.

Chances are, if you're one of our loyal readers from the great Pacific Northwest, you were greeted by clear skies and cold temperatures if you stepped out at midnight to ring in 2011. The frigid — but tranquil — weather made for good fireworks viewing, as evidenced by this photograph, taken from Queen Anne:

New Year's Fireworks at the Space Needle
Configuring the camera's settings to get a good shot was tricky, but I think I pulled it off! (The key was finding the ideal white balance).

We're thankfully going to be spared from precipitation for a few days, so if winter sports is your thing, you just might want to head up to the mountains to ski, snowboard, or sled this weekend. Get an early start if you plan to do so, because ski resorts will be crowded. Crystal Mountain actually had to turn hundreds of people away yesterday, the crowds were so big.

On behalf of the entire Northwest Progressive Institute team, I'd like to wish you a peaceful and prosperous new year. Here's to a stronger and more successful progressive movement, and a more vibrant netroots community.


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