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Elsewhere on August Publications: Feb. 6

Ballpark DigestAt August Publications, we have more going on that just Ballpark Digest. Here’s your occasional summary of what’s going on at our other Websites, including Arena Digest and Yellowstone Insider.

Arena Digest:

Arizona Coyotes rebranding hits trademark issue
The rebranding of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes has been hit with what will probably be a small road bump: a trademark filing by a third party for Arizona Coyotes.

Warriors: No new arena in 2017
The Golden State Warriors (NBA) have put plans for a new arena on hold, pending the results of an expected referendum on San Francisco waterfront development.

Jets exploring move of AHL team to new Thunder Bay arena; St. John’s in limbo
Though it’s not final, the Winnipeg Jets are planning to move their AHL franchise to a new Thunder Bay arena, leaving St. John’s officials wondering if they can snare another AHL team.

Spring Training Online:

It’s official: Spring Training begins as D-Backs pitchers, catchers report
It’s a little early due to the team’s plan to open the season in Sydney, but no matter: Spring training is officially underway after Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers reported to camp yesterday.

Fort Myers: We have little chance to land Nats
A proposed renovation of City of Palms Park for the Washington Nationals is dead, according to Mayor Randy Henderson, and Fort Myers officials says it will seek alternative uses for the former Boston Red Sox spring-training home.

Yellowstone Insider:

No, a Yellowstone Volcano Eruption is Not Imminent
Some faulty readings from a seismometer tracking activity in the Yellowstone National Park area has some folks predicting an impending Yellowstone volcano eruption, but U.S. Geological Survey officials say the data is bad.

Yellowstone Winter Camping: Off the Beaten Path
Yellowstone winter camping isn’t for everyone, but for the adventurous a trip off the beaten winter path is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Giantess Geyser Erupts for First Time in Years
Some news for the geyser gazers scoring from home: Giantess Geyser has erupted for the first time in more than two years, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.

New West:

Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys
At last week’s National Western Stock Show in Denver, a new endangered species was spotted by veteran observers: cowboys, mirroring the decline of cattle and pastureland in the West.

New For 2014: New West Books
Some exciting news to pass along: We’re announcing the debut of New West Books and a first title, Goliath Staggered: How the People of Highway 12 Conquered Big Oil.

Greg Mortenson: “I Let a Lot of People Down”
Greg Mortenson, laying low since allegations of financial malfeasance and inaccurate accounts of his actions in Three Cups of Tea, admitted that the accusations were correct — and he regretted them.


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