03/01/08 – Geocaching In The News

Posted in In The News on Mar 01, 2009

Well, in this issue we’ve got lots of cachers, great new uses for GPS, a couple of bomb scares and the latest standings for the HooHaa Travel Bug Race. Read on:

Lisa Brauer, Dan Shea, Cathy Weaver and about 40 other members of the West Central Nebraska Cachers Group met recently for their annual chili feed. You can read more here.

Thirteen year-old Elliot Patnode and sixteen year-old Andy Kittleson, Geocachers from the Ontario County 4-H Club, use their GPSr’s for a community effort of marking their town’s fire hydrants. You can read more here. There is a similar related article here.

Geocacher and author Colleen Coble is interviewed here. Her recent book, ‘Abomination’, is a murder mystery which is centered around Geocaching.

Sue Sandar, the Fraser Valley Ambassador of the B.C. Geocaching Association, is mentioned in this article regarding a Geocaching seminar held last week in Chilliwack.

Geocacher Mark Myers takes Tim O’Shea, both from New Hampshire, out for his first cache hunt in this humorous article here.

Bill and Debby Floerchinger from Minnesota explained Geocaching to approximately 60 people at a “Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Today’s World” seminar recently. You can read more here.

Geocacher John Bowe from Warrensburg, NY is featured in this Geocaching related article here.

Park officials at Anoka County and Brooklyn Park in Minnesota are seriously looking at policy chnages that will allow Geocaching in their parks. You’ll find more info here.

A Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania was evacuated recently because of a Geocaching related bomb scare. Apparently this was the second one in as many days and the fourth incident in recent weeks for the Erie Police. You can read more here.

In addition to using GPS to mark fire hydrants as mentioned above in the ‘other great uses for GPS’ category, Ohio City Councils are investigating a way for residents to track snowplows using GPS so they will know when snowplows will clear their streets. Great idea! You can read more here.

And finally, the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and on the move, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8042.8 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, with a big move into 3rd place is HeadHardHat’s Just A Nut with 3544 miles, now in 4th place is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 5th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 6th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, moving into 7th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 427.5 miles, in 8th place is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles, and in 9th place, protecting the back door, is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who is resting comfortably at Codswallop with a total of 54.6 miles. :)

And that’s the way we saw the past couple of weeks 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. If you know of an article we missed you can let us know here.

Keep on cachin’!

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2 Responses to “ 03/01/08 – Geocaching In The News ”

  1. P.J. -

    So are you guys just frozen in place up there? When do we get the good stories of your caching adventures again??? :)

  2. go_man -

    LOL! We’re getting there! Stay tuned… :)

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