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Holiday Weekends

The traffic piled up as the car with the red and white plates motored along at a blazing 20 miles per hour.  The driver appeared oblivious to the fact he was driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit.  But I’m sure for him or her, driving a winding…

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The “Wiley” Coyote?

Driving down Ridge Road in the dark, the glowing orbs caught my eye.  A dog?  A fox?  Then, its gray, fluffy tail caught my eye along with its pointy nose.  The coyote slunk across the road and meandered off through the snow.  Scrounging for food, I’m guessing. Perhaps no wild…

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A Rare January Snowstorm

As a skier, I religiously read OpenSnow.  OpenSnow is the website dedicated to forecasting powder for skiers everywhere.  Started in Colorado by Joel Gratz, it has now gone nationwide. A week ago, I took a couple of minutes reading Joel’s blog for Colorado, and got excited over the long-term forecast. …

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Your Carbon Footprint

It can be rough keeping up.  You’ve probably heard the term, “Keeping up with the Joneses.”  Usually that phrase applies to people buying fancier cars, bigger houses, and more stuff so that they can compete with their neighbors or friends. But I feel like those words have new meaning in…

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