Education

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past
Apr10

Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past

Canyon of the Ancients is a desert masterpiece. It’s many abstract rock formations and caves are complimented by a spectrum of different colors and vibrant plant life. This natural wonder also happens to contain countless relics and artifacts that remain from ancient peoples you have come and gone with time. Ancient structures and evidence of many kinds are present throughout this seemingly holy landscape. As the seasons turn...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other
Feb20

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Image credit: phys.org Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other. A team from the University of Cambridge has found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbours. Using an experimental dune ‘racetrack’, the researchers observed that two identical dunes start out close together, but over time they get further and further apart. This...

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Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?
Feb14

Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?

We have laws that prohibit us from using our cellphones while driving because of the distractions they present. Durango middle schools now are considering a ban on phone use during school hours.

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Financing Options Using Assets as Income
Feb04

Financing Options Using Assets as Income

For homebuyers entering their golden years, who may not have a steady income stream from working, both Fannie and Freddie allow access to retirement-related funds and assets for use as income.   Recent changes to Freddie Mac’s (FHLC) guidelines have made this the more optimal of the two programs, but this general overview might be helpful in picking and choosing which might work best for you. Often the asset stream is used to...

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Fort Lewis 101: Becoming a College Student
Oct12

Fort Lewis 101: Becoming a College Student

Finding the dining hall, let alone the Registrar’s Office can make the first year of college intimidating for any new student. So Fort Lewis College has started a program for first-time students to help with retention and student success.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD
Oct12

Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD

CBD oil is the top trendy ingredient on the market right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024. In case you’re wondering what is CBD, exactly?, here’s a quick refresher: CBD is a naturally occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants. There’s no THC in it, which means it can’t get you high, no matter how much you take....

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Bayfield Now a College Town with PCC
Sep12

Bayfield Now a College Town with PCC

A new era of education opened this month in Bayfield: Pueblo Community College opened a satellite campus in the town to offer a variety of post-secondary courses in the community.

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Keeping an (Electronic) Eye on 9-R Kids
Sep06

Keeping an (Electronic) Eye on 9-R Kids

In a world of almost daily mass shootings, Durango School District 9-R is spending $1.1 million on security measures, including a new, video-surveillance system that can be accessed on the Internet.

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PCC Dean Focuses on Building Community
Aug29

PCC Dean Focuses on Building Community

Sam Dosumu, the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest, wants to put the ‘community’ back in community college. We visit with him on the first day of the fall semester

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‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland
Aug23

‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland

Andrew Yang’s assertion that people move away from the coast at the last Democratic debate is the completely rational and correct choice for NASA scientists in Greenland. “There is enough ice in Greenland to raise the sea levels by 7.5 meters, that’s about 25 feet, an enormous volume of ice, and that would be devastating to coastlines all around the planet,” said Josh Willis, a NASA oceanographer, to CNN....

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Boy Turns School Project into Board Game
Aug16

Boy Turns School Project into Board Game

Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.

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FLC Makes Tectonic Shift in Mission
Aug09

FLC Makes Tectonic Shift in Mission

Under the first-year leadership of President Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis College is changing its image and mission from a public liberal arts college to a comprehensive regional college and university.

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Building a Website for Your Small Biz
Jun10

Building a Website for Your Small Biz

Join us for a 2 hour workshop to learn how to build a basic website with our web master, Nathan Morris! Nathan has been building websites since 1994 – since before there was a dot-com. Learn what web hosting sight will be the right fit for you, how to review a website, how to build your site, and then how to optimize your SEO. When: Thursday, June 20th from 9am – 11am Where: TBK Bank (259 W 9th Street in Durango) Cost: $25...

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7 Life Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors
Apr14

7 Life Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors

In the last few years, CBD has sparked a massive shift in the health and wellness communities as people everywhere are finding natural relief for their health conditions. Based on the findings from multiple research studies, CBD can provide natural relief for over fifty conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, numerous stress-related disorders, and more. While its properties can certainly benefit individuals...

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Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System
Apr11

Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System

It wasn’t very long ago that scientists discovered a mechanism for the brain to remove toxins, called the glymphatic system, and now can link its efficiency to the quality of sleep. The glymphatic system behaves much the same way as the lymphatic system but is managed by glial cells in the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) supplies nutrients to and removes toxins from the brain. The glymphatic system is like plumbing that surrounds the...

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Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27
Apr09

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Whalen Gymnasium. About 480 students will graduate in three ceremonies held at 3pm on Friday, and 10am and 1pm on Saturday. “Our graduating students are ready to do great things with their degrees from FLC, and as an institution we are already so proud of what they’ve accomplished and look forward to supporting them as alumni,” says...

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Durango High Culinary Students Shine at Dinner
Mar29

Durango High Culinary Students Shine at Dinner

Durango High School culinary-arts students shine when they show off their skills at a school-district special event to highlight the need for a tax increase to support vocational education.

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Physicists reverse time using quantum computer
Mar15

Physicists reverse time using quantum computer

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The study is published in Scientific Reports. “This is one in a series of papers on the...

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