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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure
Jan26

‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where they’ve...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

  After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where...

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The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too
Jan23

The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too

Last year could easily have been called the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). Collins dictionary even chose it as the word of the year. What was previously a term unheard of outside the most dedicated crypto spheres is now a buzzword around the dinner table and on the nightly news. Online platforms dedicated to NFT sales — such as OpenSea and Rarible — have led the way. But major art auction houses, including Sotheby’s and...

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Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!
Jan18

Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!

Here is the latest on the crypto revolution in this free seminar: 56 industry insiders share their raw, unfiltered, and uncensored insights into the crypto revolution. In these explosive, controversial, and never-seen-before interviews they reveal:   What’s next for crypto… the assets they own… the risks and rewards they see on the horizon… the threats facing cryptocurrencies… how to get started… and much, much more.  Click on...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike
Jan08

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike

  The crypto market cap fell by more than 6% and stocks faltered after the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates may soon rise. By Jeff Benson “Buy the dip!” Bitcoin proponents will tell you. But how do you know when BTC is done dipping? The price of Bitcoin is down again, shedding over 6% of its price tag in 24 hours. Since December 27, the coin has dropped from nearly $52,000 to $43,500, per data from...

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Housing 101 Virtual Meeting
Jan05

Housing 101 Virtual Meeting

  As our community takes on the challenge of addressing a housing crisis, we’re offering a presentation on the basic elements of housing — from subsidized solutions to workforce housing to market-rate developments. This will be part of the community outreach effort to get input on a Workforce Housing Investment Plan we are developing to be delivered to the community in March of 2022. This virtual presentation will take...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021
Dec31

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 38 grants in 2021 totaling $118,754 for non-profit organizations in La Plata and Archuleta counties. In 2020, the board approved 44 grants totaling $115,785. Recipients of the 2021 grants were 4Core, Animas High School, Aspire Medical Services, Bear Smart Durango, Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado, Chimney...

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Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
Dec27

Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart

The $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart View the expanded version of this infographic. Just four countries—the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany—make up over half of the world’s economic output by gross domestic product (GDP) in nominal terms. In fact, the GDP of the U.S. alone is greater than the combined GDP of 170 countries. How do the different economies of the world compare? In this visualization we look at GDP by country in...

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Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election
Dec10

Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election

  DURANGO, Colo. – LPEA members interested in running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors now have access to the 2022 Board Director Candidate Packet at lpea.coop/board-director-candidate-information. To be considered, prospective candidates must return all completed materials by 1 p.m. on March 12, 2022. Materials may be mailed to LPEA’s Durango office or dropped off at LPEA’s office in...

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The Best Lens for Opportunity
Dec10

The Best Lens for Opportunity

How is your organization supporting the orientation needed to be safe and effective operators and innovating in a shifting world?   Years ago, the Coast Guard saw boating safety from the perspective of a commodity.  From that view, the agenda was to regulate boats.  Every boat was assured that it had adequate life preservers, a sound hull, proper lighting, and so forth.  Yet, when they studied injuries and deaths in boating to...

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Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena
Nov19

Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena

    Staples Center is getting a new name for Christmas: Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles venue — home of the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks — will wear the new name for 20 years under a deal between the Singapore cryptocurrency exchange and AEG, the owner and operator of the arena, both parties announced Tuesday. Crypto.com paid more than $700 million for the naming rights, according to sources familiar with...

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October updates from LPEA
Oct25

October updates from LPEA

    Thank you to those who attended our Member Appreciation Lunches last month! We served more than 1,000 meals in Durango and Pagosa Springs and enjoyed connecting with you in person after a year’s hiatus. It’s been a busy autumn event season for us. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of our Annual Meeting and of our electric heating technologies webinar. Also, don’t miss our upcoming virtual town...

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NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Improved Survival at One Year in Highly Comorbid COVID-19 Patients Treated with ZYESAMI (aviptadil)
Sep29

NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Improved Survival at One Year in Highly Comorbid COVID-19 Patients Treated with ZYESAMI (aviptadil)

   ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) Has Previously Demonstrated a Statistically Significant Increase in Survival of Highly Comorbid COVID-19 Patients in Two 60-day Trials – In a Study of Highly Comorbid Patients, ZYESAMI Provided a Threefold, Statistically Significant Increase in Likelihood of Survival at One Year RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NRx Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: NRXP), a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical...

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$BACON Coin — Fractionalizing Home Loans on the Blockchain with Karl Jacob of LoanSnap
Sep29

$BACON Coin — Fractionalizing Home Loans on the Blockchain with Karl Jacob of LoanSnap

  About the episode On this episode, Kevin talks to LoanSnap co-founder and CEO Karl Jacob about how consumers can invest in and receive yields formerly reserved by big banks and governments. They also discuss the tokenization of commercial real estate, how neighbors can pitch in to fractionalize and purchase foreclosed homes, why traditional 30-year mortgages are going away, and how renting might turn into fractional ownership...

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New Commercial Properties are Available in Durango
Sep13

New Commercial Properties are Available in Durango

If you think your business is in need of a new space, there are more options in Durango than you might think. The Commercial Real Estate Professionals of Durango have the talents, knowledge of our area and the inventory you need to make your next expansion or relocation decisions. A wealth of information on Real Estate in our area, both residential and commercial, are available on the website of the Durango Area Association of...

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List Of 10 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold
Sep01

List Of 10 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold

The following will list the top 10 most expensive NFTs on the market and help you understand why these NFTs are valuables. The crypto community is more than eager to invest in NFTs such as unique digital assets, songs, images, collectibles, GIFs, or Memes. More so, they are voraciously buying various non-fungible tokens creating a new form of digital assets industry from the last few months. Well, just in February, there are more than...

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NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Emergency Use Authorization Of ZYESAMI In Nation Of Georgia
Jul28

NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Emergency Use Authorization Of ZYESAMI In Nation Of Georgia

NRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:NRXP) (NRx), a clinical stage, global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Nation of Georgia’s Prime Minister and Minister of Health have issued an Emergency Use Authorization for intravenous ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) for the treatment of Critical COVID-19.   NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Emergency Use Authorization of ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) in Nation of Georgia “Lead investigators...

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NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces First Successful Commercial Formulation for ZYESAMI, Enabling Volume Manufacture, Shipping, and Stockpiling of COVID-19 Medication Subject to Regulatory Approval
Jul22

NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces First Successful Commercial Formulation for ZYESAMI, Enabling Volume Manufacture, Shipping, and Stockpiling of COVID-19 Medication Subject to Regulatory Approval

NRx Pharmaceuticals (NRx) (NASDAQ:NRXP) announced today it has validated the first commercial formulation of ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) for intravenous use, allowing for high volume manufacture, with an anticipated one year or greater stability, under appropriate storage conditions. Simultaneously, NRx has achieved a 30-to-50-fold increase in its manufactured lot size of aviptadil, with a concurrent 90% reduction in the cost of its peptide...

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Slice of the Pie
Jul22

Slice of the Pie

Pizza party or a night out, pizza is always a great go-to option! There are so many possible combinations, it is a win for everyone! In our laid-back mountain town, Durango has many local pizzerias to enjoy a slice and a brew after a long day in the mountains. Here are a few top picks. Perhaps the biggest pizza presence in town, Homeslice has three locations serving up fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas satisfying both New York and Chicago...

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$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August
Jul09

$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August

  DURANGO, Colo. – Over the coming weeks, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will disburse $1.5 million in Capital Credits to its members. This special retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. The amount members receive is relative to...

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