Little Creek Casino Resort Announces The Grand Opening Of Their All…

first_imgSubmitted by Little Creek Casino Resort(SHELTON, Washington) – Little Creek Casino Resort announces the grand opening of their newest amenity the Seven Inlets Spa slated for July 6, 2012. This full service spa boasts seven state-of-the-art personal care suites, a relaxation and meditation room, eucalyptus steam rooms, saunas, locker rooms, shower facilities as well as complete facial, manicure, pedicure, body treatment and total body waxing capabilities. Massages range from the Salish Express Massage to Deep Tissue and Sports Massages. The Seven Inlets Spa will begin taking appointments on July 6th during their grand opening event.Little Creek Casino Resort is best known for its wide array of games including a vast mix of state of the art slot machines, and all of your favorite table games. During your stay enjoy luxury resort accommodations, award winning golf at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club, first class entertainment, delicious dining and all around customer service excellence. Little Creek Casino Resort is located in the great Pacific Northwest at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula in Shelton, Washington just minutes north of Olympia on Highway 101.For more information about Little Creek Casino Resort at Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0My name is Abby, I am 6 ½ years old, and I love everyone and everything!  I enjoy walks, car rides, playing in the play yards with other dogs & volunteers!  I also like kids and cats. I am currently looking for a family that is willing to work with some of my environmental, climate, food allergies. I must find a family or person who lives in a warmer climate, either east of the mountains, or south. This climate would be ideal for me, and I would no longer suffer from the allergies. I am a yellow lab and will make the perfect companion and family member for years to come. I hope to meet you soon! Paws crossed and waiting!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road. For more information, email us at  or call the shelter at 360-432-3091.last_img

Arcata reams Red Bluff, advances to AIBT semifinal

first_imgNiko Zambas dropped 15 points including three 3-pointers and the Arcata Tigers clawed their way to a 62-44 victory over Red Bluff in their first-round Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament game, Thursday night at Arcata High.“I thought our defense was much improved tonight compared to last weekend,” Arcata head coach Dusty Scofield said. “We were connected as a unit and our defensive intensity where were we need it to be.”With Thursday’s win Arcata (2-2) advances to the semifinal round of …last_img

Belgian Passivhaus is Rendered Uninhabitable by Bad Indoor Air

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. The first single-family Passivhaus in the U.S. was completed by Katrin Klingenberg in 2004. Klingenberg’s superinsulated home in Urbana, Illinois includes two unusual features: a ventilation system that pulls fresh outdoor air through a buried earth tube, and walls that include an interior layer of OSB. These details were not invented by Klingenberg; she adopted practices that were commonly used by European Passivhaus builders.Although many North American designers have copied Klingenberg’s details, earth tubes are beginning to fall out of favor. Yet even in 2012, earth tubes are still being promoted by some Passivhaus builders.By December 2007, when I first interviewed Dr. Wolfgang Feist, the director of the Passivhaus Institut, Feist was no longer recommending earth tubes. When I asked Feist whether earth tubes in Europe had experienced problems with condensation and mold, he answered, “There were problems in northern Europe, especially in Scandinavia. In Central Europe we haven’t had any hygienic problems so far. Actually, I’m not sure why we don’t have these problems in Central Europe. But I don’t advertise these systems any more, mainly because they are too expensive.”European Passivhaus builders (and Klingenberg) favor the use of a superinsulated wall system with three distinguishing characteristics:Many American Passivhaus proponents (including Albert Rooks of Small Planet Workshop) endorse this type of wall assembly. They often claim that such a wall assembly is a better choice than one with thick exterior foam, arguing that it’s best to use vapor-permeable exterior sheathing so that a wall can dry to the exterior.Homes with earth tubes and vapor-permeable exterior sheathing can perform well — but only if the designer uses a whole-building approach that considers moisture movement from all angles. Moreover, if a builder makes installation errors, all bets are off.A recent case… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more