Post derecho: I realize I'm the eco-catastrophe
Published on Aug 3rd, 2012
17 comments My name is Janis, and I’m an addict. No, not heroin or cocaine or meth. This is worse than a drug. With a drug addiction, you can tell yourself that the only person you’re putting in peril is...
Burning up the derecho limbs
Published on Jul 27th, 2012
0 comments From the comfort of a hammock, a jack russell terrier watches a bonfire consisting of limbs and trunks from derecho-damaged trees in a Western Albemarle backyard.
Next derecho: Officials promise more info, more chainsaws
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
19 comments Albemarle and other officials gathered on a recent Thursday afternoon to inform citizens of new strategies– including more chainsaw training and "no-tech" info spots– to prevent reaching...
Derecho coverage left big gaps
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
1 comments The worst thing about an emergency situation like the derecho is the lack of information.If you go on the Dominion web site, you seem to find plenty of it — news releases, interactive outage maps,...
Thank Goddess
Published on Jul 16th, 2012
Stuck on the Buckingham Branch
Published on Jul 6th, 2012
8 comments Falling trees along the rail lines that connect Charlottesville to Chicago have put a stop to all rail traffic along the CSX/Buckingham Branch rail line. Empty grain cars have been stranded rail...
Deadly derecho: Two die as powerful storm wreaks havoc
Published on Jul 4th, 2012
1 comments It seemed to come out of nowhere on Friday, June 29– a storm that would devastate the state, leaving millions without power for days and six people dead– two in Albemarle County. Now, we...
What did the derecho do to you?
Published on Jul 3rd, 2012
Emergency coffee: Mudhouse serves sans power
Published on Jul 2nd, 2012
2 comments One bright spot for the coffee-deprived on an otherwise  power-less Saturday morning in Crozet was the open door at Mudhouse. Inside, "Build Me Up Buttercup" played with the baristas dancing and...