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Wildlife

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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Weather/Climate

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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Weather/Climate

Blow Over

Driving home tonight seemed uneventful.  It had been a clear but windy day on the plains. But as we drove up Boulder Canyon, the snow started to fall.  Gently at first, and then swirling around violently as we neared Nederland.  Where did the snow come from? The people who started…

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