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NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month flew past Earth TODAY
Jan14

NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month flew past Earth TODAY

A GIANT asteroid discovered by radars only one month ago flew past the Earth in the early morning hours, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 AG3, made a so-called “Earth Close Approach” today. NASA’s scientists at the California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have tracked the asteroid down to a 2.18am GMT (UTC) flyby. The startling revelation comes just one month after the rogue asteroid was first...

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DFRA Demonstrates How to Conduct a Cold-Water Rescue
Jan11

DFRA Demonstrates How to Conduct a Cold-Water Rescue

It takes special equipment to rescue someoine who’s fallen into freezing water.

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Healthy Living: Seek Support When You’re Attempting to Lose Weight
Jan11

Healthy Living: Seek Support When You’re Attempting to Lose Weight

Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why support from other people is critical to meeting your weight-loss goals.

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Earth’s magnetic field has moved unexpectedly, and Scientists aren’t sure why
Jan11

Earth’s magnetic field has moved unexpectedly, and Scientists aren’t sure why

Earth’s north magnetic pole is moving fast and in an unexpected way, baffling scientists involved in tracking its motions. Our planet is surrounded by a magnetic field. It is thought to arise from the electric currents generated by Earth’s core—a solid iron ball surrounded by a liquid metal. This field is one of the reasons life is able to thrive as it deflects the solar wind, protecting us from harmful radiation. However, the...

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Winter Heating Safety Tips from DFRA
Dec20

Winter Heating Safety Tips from DFRA

Do you use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to warm your home in winter? While they may be convenient and inexpensive, wood-burning appliances can be dangerous. Here are a few safety tips for winter heating.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Bill & Business
Dec14

IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Bill & Business

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett and Associates explains the biggest changes to business income tax laws.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Law
Nov16

IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Law

How to prepare for the change in the new tax laws.

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Colleges Looking Beyond GPAs, Test Scores
Nov02

Colleges Looking Beyond GPAs, Test Scores

More and more colleges offer test-optional admission applications. We visit with the college counselor at Animas High School to learn about changing trends in requirements for college applications, and why students who don’t test well can still get into selective and highly selective

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Free Chocolate Franchise Awaits Successful Senior
Oct12

Free Chocolate Franchise Awaits Successful Senior

The Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise has joined forces with the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration to offer a class in Applied Entrepreneurship and Franchising, and the student who writes the best business plan will be awarded a free RMC

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Mapping the Oxbow Park
Oct12

Mapping the Oxbow Park

Big Picture High School seniors learn about geographic information systems and mapping when they map the presence of animals and noxious weeds in the Oxbow Preserve for the Durango Parks and Recreation Department’s management plan.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?
Sep20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.

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Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall
Sep17

Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who has been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station, shared a majestic view of the giant spiral early Friday. “#HurricaneFlorence makes landfall this morning,” the NASA spaceman tweeted to his almost 50,000 followers. Arnold, 54, a flight engineer and former science teacher in Maryland, is part of Expedition 55 that launched to the ISS in March. On Wednesday, he tweeted...

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Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats
Sep17

Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats

https://durangodowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/m52vp21gl6j9e51f2isb.mp4   We tend to think of plants as helpless, passive green blobs, but a fascinating new study, in which scientists used fluorescent light to visualize alarm signals within plants, shows how our photosynthesizing friends are able to mobilize their defenses. New research published today in Science is providing an unprecedented view of the signaling action that...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sep13

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Should you be tested for prostate cancer? That depends . . .

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OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos
Sep05

OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos

In this second presentation of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s John W, Sanders Lecture Series, Aaron Deter-Wolf, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, will discuss “Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos”  Since his recovery from an Alpine glacier in 1991, the ice mummy known as “Otzi” has come to represent a triumph of modern scientific analysis. ...

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Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune
Sep04

Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune

Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it  – it may be hiding. In October 2017, NASA released a statement saying that Planet Nine may be 20 times further from the Sun than Neptune is, going so far as to say “it is now harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine than with one.” But the reason it may not yet have been found is due to that same...

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30 Years of Leave No Trace
Aug24

30 Years of Leave No Trace

The San Juan Mountain Association celebrates 30 years of sharing the ‘leave-no-trace’ philosophy with wilderness users.

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It All Starts with Good Night’s Sleep
Aug24

It All Starts with Good Night’s Sleep

The foundation of your students’ academic success is a good night sleep and a healthy lifestyle.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: Get Inspired
Jul20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: Get Inspired

Find it difficult to plan for your financial future? Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett and Associates knows how to inspire a change in your financial planning.

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Pueblo to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing
Jun15

Pueblo to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing

Pueblo Community College will offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing beginning Fall 2019.

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