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03/01/08 – Geocaching In The NewsMar 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.

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02/15/08 – Geocaching In The NewsFeb 15, 2009

Here we are again for another episode of Geocaching in the news! This time we visit some Geocachers, a tribute to war brides, a Geocaching wedding proposal, a bomb scare and more! Read on:

Cachers in the news this week include Howard Dack, Kevin DeVizia and John Neale who cache in and around Lehigh Valley and northwestern New Jersey. You can read more here.

Gayle Minkler, Heide Minkler and Julie Parker from Texarkana, Arkansas are mention in this short article here.

There’s information on an exhibit titled “GPS Adventures” at the Rochester Museum and Science Center in New York here. This is an interactive exhibit that explores Geocaching! There’s also another related article here.

Here’s a different twist to a Travel Bug mission. This one is a tribute to war brides and was created by the son of one of them! Check out this heart-warming story here.

A recent bomb scare in Colorado Springs, Colorado resulted in three caches being blown to pieces, or rather ‘rendered safe’. You can read more here.

There were also some updates made to the GC.com website this past week. Unfortunately at the time of writing the link to the update page is broken. Some of the highlights include a GPS rating system and a ‘Send to GPS’ for DeLorme units.

And keeping with the season (Valentine’s Day) here’s a cute story about a cachers Kerry Kennedy and her boyfriend Adrian Arya whos proposal didn’t go exactly as planned but worked out in the end. Read more here.

And finally again, the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and still on the move, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8007.1 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, moving into 3rd place is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 4th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 5th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 6th place and still on the move is HeadHardHat’s Just A Nut with 257 miles, in 7th place is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles, in 8th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 149.7 miles and still in 9th place is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who is resting comfortably at Codswallop with a total of 54.5 miles. :)

And tha, tha, tha, 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. If you know of an article we missed you can let us know here.

Keep on cachin’!

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02/01/08 – Geocaching In The NewsFeb 01, 2009

This week we have lots of Geocachers in the news, Geocaching for earthquakes, a double bomb scare and the latest HooHaa race updates. Read on…

Here’s a story about Peter Near and his two daughters, Jaimee and Katlyn, as well as Paul Bruch and Anne Hogan of the Ontario Geocaching Association. You can read more here.

Bret Hammond, Mike Gentry, Jay Banner and Brian Woods gathered last week in Linton, Indiana along with about 30 other Geocachers at a meet and greet. You can read more here.

Geocachers Cheyenne Flagg, Shania Smith, Brytni Stuard, Tristen Dyer, and his father David met with teacher Paula Roy’s students for a Geocaching intro day. Looks like they had a great time. You can read more here.

Lorraine Beever and Bob Aston, a couple of the ‘top hiders’ in the UK, are featured in this article from the Lancashire Evening Post. You can read more here.

Mike Foley and his two daughters Amber and Summer from Mississauga are featured in this short article here.

Kevin Lange and Lorrie LeBlanc from Fort Myers, Florida are featured in this article here.

The Conway Fire Department Bomb Squad’s robot now has two geocache “finds” to its credit… and both were hidden by the same Geocacher! Check it out here and here.

Here’s a unique idea where Geocaching is used for local promotion. Here in Mississippi Geocaches are being use to make us more aware of earthquakes awareness and disaster preparedness! There’s more info here.

And once again, the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and moving again, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8007.1 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, moving into 3rd place is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 4th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 5th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 6th place and still on the move is HeadHardHAt’s Just A Nut with 256.9 miles, in 7th place with a few added miles is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles, in 8th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 123.2 miles and still in 9th place is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who woke up from his sleep long enough to plod another 15 miles North East for a total of 54.5 miles. :)

Btw – You can keep updated on the race positions at anytime by visiting GeoCache: I’m NOT Obsessed… Right? and scrolling down the right-hand menu.

And tha, tha, tha, 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. If you know of an article we missed you can let us know here.

Keep on cachin’!

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01/18/08 – Geocaching In The NewsJan 18, 2009

There really wasn’t a lot of Geocaching in the news last week so we skipped the post but this past week sure made up for it! There are lots of Geocachers mentioned, news on the MML Geo Trail, a fantastic use for GPS and updates on the HooHaa Race standings. Read on!

Brad Bumgardner and his girlfriend Amber are mentioned in this article about caching in the Indiana Dunes State Park. You can read more here.

Bill Primrose, Jerry Edmunson, John Boettiger and Shirley Phillips from Brazoria County, Texas are featured in this great article. You can read more here.

Don Hillman from Lakeland, Florida and his caching partner, Beth Bodenstein are featured in this article along with Aleeta Hall of Haines City. BC Five or MuchAdo are also mentioned.

Don Hillman and Beth Bodenstein are mentioned again in this article about Bok Tower Gardens and Trek Ten Trails, a series of hikes in Polk County that feature Geocaching opportunities. You can read more here.

Wes and B. J. Sorenson from Vergas, Minnesota will be teaching an upcoming Geocaching class on January 19th. here.

Dan Henke and Felicia Higgins from Waynesville, Missouri and mentioned in this article from The Daily Guide.

Leeanna Clark, a registered nurse spoke about Geocaching to the Society for Professional Archaeologists (quite the audience!). You can read more in this article that preceded the speech date.

Dr. Jamie Whetlock, his 11-year-old son, Carson and Jeff Drozd from Yucca Valley, California are featured in this article from the Hi-Desert Star. You can read more here.

Bob and Loretta Ellis, of Janesville, California are featured in this lengthy and informative article about Geocaching located here.

Eric and Donna Wilcox of Breton Bay and Billy and Terri Doughty of Lexington Park, along ith their 3-year-old granddaughter, Lilly were out recently searching the Leonardtown sponsored caches along the MML Geocache Trail. You can read more here and here.

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