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Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight
Jan23

Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight

The first full moon of 2022 rises tonight (Jan. 17) alongside the Martin Luther King holiday in the United States and you can expect a dazzling (if chilly) view of Earth’s neighbor, weather permitting. The January full moon, also known as the full Wolf Moon, reaches its peak tonight at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT). However, skywatchers will begin to see the moon rise about 24 minutes before sunset. For New York City observers, the...

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Living with Wolves – Photographic Exhibit
Jan18

Living with Wolves – Photographic Exhibit

December 18, 2021-March 27, 2022 Location: Historic Boiler Room The Living with Wolves exhibit offers you a rare glimpse inside the lives of wolves. Jim and Jamie Dutcher documented the lives of the wolves of the Sawtooth Pack on the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. This photographic exhibit explores the science of wolves, vividly depicting wolf family interactions and providing important insights about wolf behavior, ecological...

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Massachusetts schools are using dogs to detect Covid-19
Jan15

Massachusetts schools are using dogs to detect Covid-19

(CNN)A Massachusetts school district has invited two new police officers to patrol its buildings, only these cops have four paws and aren’t detecting crime. They’re detecting Covid. A pair of specially-trained dogs, 14-month-old labs named Huntah and Duke, began their training in May 2021, and now roam the halls of schools in the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District. The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office worked...

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What existed before the Big Bang?
Jan08

What existed before the Big Bang?

  How our Universe was born from nothing or if there was something that existed before it remains a mystery, but that is not stopping some physicists from trying to figure it out. My understanding is that nothing comes from nothing. For something to exist, there must be material or a component available, and for them to be available, there must be something else available. Where did the material come from that created the Big...

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7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally
Jan05

7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally

  Most of us have an overworked liver that needs a little detox love here and there…  Here are some of the best natural foods that will cleanse your liver naturally… 7 powerful foods that cleanse your liver naturally (new article from our friends at PaleoHacks)   The Death of Black Coffee: Latest studies have found that 1 tiny tweak to your morning coffee puts your body into fat-burning mode for the rest of the...

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Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus
Dec18

Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus

    DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will today launch the area’s first electric – and Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) enabled – school bus. In February 2021, District 9-R was awarded a grant of $328,803 through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels Colorado program. Augmented with $120,000 from LPEA to cover electric charging infrastructure, the...

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Do You Have A Winter Health Issue Or COVID-19? Here’s How To Tell.
Oct17

Do You Have A Winter Health Issue Or COVID-19? Here’s How To Tell.

  There are telltale signs that differentiate winter allergies from COVID-19. (Photo: Antonio_Diaz via Getty Images)   Ah, winter ― a time where we find ourselves constantly asking if we’re sick or if it’s just a reaction to the weather and all that comes with it. And during the coronavirus pandemic, those average winter symptoms feel even more alarming. “As we go into these winter months, symptoms may be due to different...

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7 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Rock
Oct17

7 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Rock

    Millions of people around the world don’t consider their day to be started before their morning cup of joe. Great news for coffee lovers, this energizing and delicious drink is super healthy and can deliver a major helping of antioxidants. One caution, however, taking a daily trip to Starbucks for your extra caramel frappuccino doesn’t count and is incredibly detrimental to your health due to the high sugar content and...

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How many stars are in the universe?
Oct05

How many stars are in the universe?

    Look up at the sky on a clear night, and you’ll see thousands of stars – about 6,000 or so. But that’s only a tiny fraction of all the stars out there. The rest are too far away for us to see them. The universe, galaxies, stars Yet astronomers like me have figured out how to estimate the total number of stars in the universe, which is everything that exists. Scattered throughout the universe are galaxies – clusters of...

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U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct
Sep29

U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

An ivory-billed woodpecker specimen is on a display at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2021. | Haven Daley/AP Photo   BILLINGS, Mont. — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government is declaring them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government...

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A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta
Aug21

A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta

                “Now is a critical time,” Israeli Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz said as the 56-year-old got a COVID-19 booster shot on 13 August, the day his country became the first nation to offer a third dose of vaccine to people as young as age 50. “We’re in a race against the pandemic.” His message was meant for his fellow Israelis, but it is a warning to the world. Israel has among...

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New York Times Link for U.S Western Fires
Jul22

New York Times Link for U.S Western Fires

Check out the site from The New York Times

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When to See the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ the Last Supermoon of 2021
Jun24

When to See the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ the Last Supermoon of 2021

The last supermoon of 2021—the Strawberry Moon—is poised to light up skies later this week.   Photo: Kresimir Rajakovic (Shutterstock) If you’re an avid stargazer, June alone has been a crowded month in an otherwise busy year of celestial events. A solar eclipse, a planetary conjunction, and an asteroid careening within a reasonably close distance of the planet have added a nice bit of cosmic intrigue as the days get warmer and...

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LPEA June 2021 Newsletter
Jun24

LPEA June 2021 Newsletter

Dear valued member, We just concluded our 2021 director elections and want to thank those who took the time to cast their vote! Voter turnout this year was just 24%, lower than in previous years, so we hope to see a higher return in 2022. The future of LPEA’s power supply was a big point of discussion this election season. To address some of the questions, concerns, and misinformation out there, LPEA’s CEO Jessica Matlock...

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The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative
Jun05

The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative

By Joe Yonan March 26, 2012 It’s been four months, and yet if somebody asks me about that day, my voice will crack. By “that day,” I mean the day I came home from work to find my Doberman, Red, splayed out on my bedroom floor, his head to one side, his body lifeless but still warm. It’s an image I can’t seem to shake, as much as I try. ¶ I’m no stranger to death. I was a mess of anger and confusion when my father, suffering the...

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LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members
May19

LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors today approved the special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members. This retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to LPEA members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so the $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. Thanks to legal...

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Become a Licensed Electrician with Colorado electricians Continuing Education
May11

Become a Licensed Electrician with Colorado electricians Continuing Education

The electrician shortage across the United States is a bit worrying for the nation due to commercial projects and green resource demands. Due to the high demand for electricians in the country, more people have started adopting courses to become a licensed electricians. Did you know you can even renew your electrician licenses online? Everything you want to know about Colorado Electricians Continuing Education is given in this post....

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Colorado woman killed in rare black bear attack, authorities say
May09

Colorado woman killed in rare black bear attack, authorities say

A 39-year-old Colorado woman died in an apparent black bear attack, just the fourth fatal mauling in the state since records began in 1960, authorities said on Saturday. The woman’s boyfriend found her body on Friday night near the town of Durango, about 350 miles south-west of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. The man told police he arrived home around 8.30pm and found the couple’s two dogs outside and his girlfriend missing....

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6 Gaslighting Phrases People Say To Manipulate You
May01

6 Gaslighting Phrases People Say To Manipulate You

Toxic relationships are rife with this kind of language. By  Kelsey Borresen 04/27/2021 07:11pm EDT Gaslighting, a manipulation tactic often wielded by emotional abusers, gradually makes you question your own judgment, feelings, memories and reality. Because of its insidious nature, it can be hard for victims to recognize it as it’s happening. Abusers use gaslighting as a way to gain and maintain power and control in the relationship....

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Latest round of PPP loans will help the smallest of businesses
Feb23

Latest round of PPP loans will help the smallest of businesses

Latest round of PPP loans will help the smallest of businesses By Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter DURHAM, N.C. — President Joe Biden unveiled new changes to the PayCheck Protection Program on Monday. Starting Wednesday, a two-week application period begins for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Self-employed and independent contractors can now qualify for more money. And business owners with student loan defaults or...

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