Author: Michael Turner

Powerful Spring Storm

Mary Jane Snow Stake The snow piled up on the Snow Stake at Mary Jane on May 19th. Snow Blankets the Valley A powerful spring storm dropped feet of snow blanketing the valley. The Central Rockies was pelted by a powerful, slow moving snowstorm on Thursday that caused traffic delays, highway mayhem and postponed  Governor Hickenloopers visit to Silverthorne for a bill signing. The National Weather Service expects the snow to continue falling into Friday evening, with total accumulations as high as 36 inches in some areas. By noon, a foot of snow had fallen at the Winter Park Times...

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MPHS Celebrates 9 NHS Inductees

Middle Park High School recognized 9 National Honor Society inductees - 2 Seniors & 7 Juniors on May 16, 2017 The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states,...

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Meet Cary Kennedy

Cary Kennedy Cary Kennedy Gubernatorial candidate for Colorado 2018 held a meet and greet reception at the Inn at SilverCreek Steakhouse on May 15, 2017.  I spent a little over an hour discussing philosophies, policies, vision and problems Coloradans face in the coming years. Here are some of the excerpts from our discussion. Cary grew up in Evergreen and Denver and graduated from Manual High School in Denver. Growing up, Cary had a large family with three brothers and sisters who joined her family through the foster care program and a sister who joined her family through a faith-based...

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Spring Clean Your Small Business

Spruce up Your Finances With summer quickly approaching, mud-season is an ideal time to reevaluate your services, solutions, and products to make sure they still align with your short-term and long-term goals. Doing so will enable you to keep a watchful eye on your finances, and devise a new budget if necessary. Revamp Your Web Presence Spring is also the perfect time for small business owners to give their approach to marketing a quick and easy face-lift. As consumers increasingly depend on Google searches to find local businesses, it’s more important than ever for companies to command a strong...

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Global Climate Change

Whether a proponent, opponent or somewhere in between, global climate change studies have come to the consensus that our planet is changing. The federal government National Climate Assessment paints a grim portrait of climate change’s impacts on the United States. The 841-page report is full of graphics explaining how the rise of greenhouse gas emissions is already transforming the American West and the rest of the country. In the coming decades, changes to the West’s snowpack will create ripple effects far beyond the ski slopes. Near-term changes in the region’s hydrological cycle will impact water supplies, forest health, agricultural...

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