12/21/08 – Geocaching In The News

Posted in In The News on Dec 21, 2008

Here’s one about a great hide! Police in Ventura County, California respond to a ‘suspicious activity’ call and suspect it’s related to Geocaching but can’t find the cache! After checking GC they confirmed this was so. It’s a great story that leads to several members of the force to become Geocachers! Read more here.

A bomb scare in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania resulted in a cache being blown up. Apparently the incident occupied police, fire and emergency management personnel for about four hours. You can read more here.

Here’s a new twist to an all too common problem. GPS chips are now being used in Nativity scenes to thwart would-be thieves. You can read more here.

Dan Henke and Benjamin Cook of Rolla, Missouri are featured in this article that likens a GPS to Captain Jack Sparrow’s magical compass! :) You can read more here.

Angel Legros and her son Jacob, Amy Seck and her daughter Brayden, Greg Bergman and his fiancee, Christy Noll, and his son, Cody, Amy Seck and her two children, Brayden and Kyler, as well as Jerry Angelo from Pittsburgh are all featured in this article here.

A Travel Bug has been created by Kathy DeLorme and Patty Allison in memory of Zak Lukas and Jason Lewis who passed away six years ago after an unfortunate accident. You can read this great article here.

The latest race results for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race are as follows: After a slow start TripCyclone tales a big lead with 3848.3 miles, in 2nd place is the Geocats Racer with 669.4 miles, in 3rd is Just A Nut with 212 miles, in 4th is EMC’s Cookie with 139.2 miles, in 5th is the Champion Quilt with 123.2 miles, in 6th is GoGo T. Urtle with 38.9 miles, followed close in 7th place by Peace, Luv and TB’s with 31. 1 miles, and in 8th place is the Electric Bug with 2.8 miles, and bringing up the rear, but finally on the move, is Hick’s World!

And that’s the way we saw this week, or so, in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here.

Keep on cachin’!

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One Response to “ 12/21/08 – Geocaching In The News ”

  1. P.J. -

    There’s a new leader in the race, as of the other day now, too. Coming from Japan to the States will do that to a bug.

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