Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe annual Capital City Marathon is this Sunday, May 18. The course is the same as prior years, with one new road closure for participant safety described below. The full and half marathons and the five mile run will start and stop at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia. About 1,800 runners are expected. Course and time information is posted on the Marathon’s website: http://capitalcitymarathon.org/Street Closures: This year Eastside Street at 18th Avenue and at 22nd at Boundary will be closed for runner safety. Both north and south bound traffic will be detoured around the curve through the Boundary and 18th neighborhoods. The detour will go into effect at around 8:00 am Sunday morning and will last 2 – 3 hours. Access to Eastside Street from 20th Avenue by Legion Park will also be closed.Other streets closed during the event are Capitol Way from Union to Legion, and Washington Street from 7th to B Street.Traffic may also be briefly halted along the course to allow runners to safely cross intersections.For questions about the Capital City Marathon, contact the event coordinator: [email protected] Facebook99Tweet0Pin0
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Public Affairs Forest ServiceForest Road 25, the Hamma Hamma Road as well as trails accessed by the Hamma Hamma Road, are once again open to the public. After having received more than 7 inches of rain in the area, the Maple Fire, which closed the road, is deemed contained. The historic Hamma Hamma cabin is also available for rent by going to recreation.gov.Campgrounds in the area, however, are now closed for the season.Due to post-fire hazards like falling trees and rolling rocks, the area south of the Hamma Hamma River remains closed at this time, including Forest Roads 2401, 2480 and 2421 and associated trails. The attached map shows the current closed area related to the Maple Fire.The Maple Fire burned approximately 3,500 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation although it is known to be human-caused.The Olympic National Forest wants to remind all visitors to forest the during the fall and winter months to be prepared for inclement weather and drive responsibly.For further updates about the Maple Fire as well as other updates and news about the Forest, please go to the Olympic National Forest Facebook page and the Olympic National Forest official web page.
7343.960.1 The Warriors are just fine.Two nights after a loss to the Boston Celtics dropped Golden State’s odds of breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular season wins to 54.6 percent according to our CARM-Elo projections, the Warriors thumped the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111 and those chances are back to 60 percent. Stephen Curry scored 39 points on 21 shots and made nine of 13 3-pointers; Draymond Green had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and two steals.The Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard had a good game — 38 points on 27 shots — and Portland kept it tight through two and a half quarters, but the Warriors pulled away late with James Michael McAdoo taking Anderson Varejao’s minutes in the second half. (The Warriors played much of Sunday’s game without a true center, with Andrew Bogut out with a rib injury and Festus Ezeli, back after a 31-game absence, playing just nine minutes.) 7416.216.2 WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 700.7>99.9 7231.691.7 69<0.1%100.0% The win takes the Warriors to 69-8 with five games to play. Projections for an exact number of wins are volatile as the season winds down, in large part because there are so few games left, and also because the Warriors are such big favorites in most of their games (CARM-Elo said they were an 89-percent favorite to win against the Celtics) that any loss has an outsize effect. Even after the loss to the Celtics, however, the Warriors’ most likely record was still 73-9, one game ahead of the ’95-’96 Bulls.Assuming it can sweep the other games in its schedule, Golden State still needs to win at least one of its two remaining games against the San Antonio Spurs to break the record. As usual, it’s hard to tell what Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will do; with his team already in the playoffs, he has been alternating playing his normal rotations and resting core players. The Spurs’ starters played heavy minutes against Toronto on Saturday, though, so they haven’t closed up shop just yet.Beyond that, CARM-Elo says the Warriors have about a 74.2 percent chance of winning the other three games on the schedule — one against Minnesota (95.6 percent) and two against Memphis (83.0 percent and 93.5 percent) — going by current ratings. Chances the Warriors finish with: 717.699.3