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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

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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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Winter Maintenance Tips
Feb23

Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips A cold front has hit the country and the winter storm is bringing some serious cold weather, unexpected ice and snow fall in places that hardly ever see weather like this. Residences in many areas of Texas woke up to a winter wonderland this week without power and many without heat. Not being prepared for winter weather can put you in a difficult situation. Below is a list of winter home maintenance tips that...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits
Jan28

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $21,400 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in December 2020 and January 2021. Annie’s Orphans, the Salvation Army’s Durango office, Archuleta Seniors, Inc., Fort Lewis College Engineering and Physics students, the Be Frank...

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LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships
Jan13

LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships

LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships; virtual information session slated for February 4, 2021 DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is now accepting applications for nine scholarships for graduating high school seniors – including GED graduates – in its service territory. Scholarships range from $500 to $28,000 and can be used at any accredited school in the United States. Applications are due...

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Why was Stonehenge built?
Jan09

Why was Stonehenge built?

Why was Stonehenge built? Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern-day city of Salisbury, England. Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about 10,000 years. The structure that we call “Stonehenge” was built between roughly 5,000 and 4,000 years ago and was one part of a larger sacred landscape that included a massive stone monument that was 15...

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Challenges to Manufacturing in 2020

As we finish the year 2020, we have learned a lot when it comes to Manufacturing. Many manufacturers have made a pivot to adjust to COVID requests for PPE. Some have seen an opportunity and made a Pivot in a different direction. . How do you know when the time is right to pivot in manufacturing? Join us as we hear from experts around knowing when to pivot. The World Trade Center will discuss import and export matters both in and out...

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Hubble Identifies Strange Exoplanet That Behaves Like the Long-Sought “Planet Nine”
Dec12

Hubble Identifies Strange Exoplanet That Behaves Like the Long-Sought “Planet Nine”

heic2021 — Science Release Hubble Identifies Strange Exoplanet That Behaves Like the Long-Sought “Planet Nine” 10 December 2020   The exoplanet HD106906 b was discovered in 2013 with the Magellan Telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert. However, astronomers did not then know anything about the planet’s orbit. This required something only the Hubble Space Telescope could do: collect very accurate...

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Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19
Nov02

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19 “We’re in for a whole lot of hurt,” warned the nation’s top infectious disease expert. By Mary Papenfuss The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, painted a grim future in a bombshell interview on COVID-19 with The Washington Post Saturday, warning that the nation “could not be positioned more poorly” to battle the pandemic. “We’re in for a whole lot of...

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‘Fireball’ meteorite
Nov02

‘Fireball’ meteorite

‘Fireball’ meteorite that crashed in Michigan holds extraterrestrial organic compounds Meteorite hunter Robert Ward with the meteorite on Strawberry Lake near Hamburg, Michigan By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 5 days ago The space rock landed on a frozen lake on Jan. 16, 2018. A meteorite that landed on a frozen lake in 2018 contains thousands of organic compounds that formed billions of years ago and could hold...

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Begun Racing Towards Siberia
Oct31

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Begun Racing Towards Siberia

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Begun Racing Towards Siberia (Credit: Livermore et al. 2020 arXiv) The magnetic North Pole has left Canada, passed the geographic pole and is now heading towards Siberia. The Physics arXiv BlogBy The Physics arXiv BlogOctober 28, 2020 10:15 AM In 1831, the British explorer James Clark Ross determined the position of the magnetic North Pole to within a few miles for the first time. He found it on...

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Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure
Oct19

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure

Old schoolhouse building remains closed to in-person visits   Courtesy of the Animas Museum The Animas Museum, a repository of everything historical in La Plata County, including its people, places and events, has been closed to in-person visits since the onset of COVID-19. In the meantime, staff members have been busy creating online exhibits, now totaling 10 with more to come, said Jeremy Foote, president of the board of...

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