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Vic and I just returned from a brief getaway over the Memorial Day weekend. We stayed in the Palm Springs area at a resort with our son, daughter-in-law, and four small grandchildren, enjoying desert luxury. One expects a desert to be hot and dry. Palm...
Tags: Energy Saving, Golf, Gene Autry, Bob Hope, Environmental Issues
Vic and I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival this past weekend. Naturally, Vic and I focused on environmental documentaries. We saw three films, "A Fierce Green Fire,""Last Call at the Oasis,"and"Bitter Seeds." "A Fierce Green Fire" is based on...
Vic and I just returned from a scouting trip to the Eastern Sierra. Vic will soon lead a spring birding trip there for Sea and Sage Audubon, along with co-leader Linda Oberholzer. We like to visit ahead of time to reacquaint ourselves with the area....
Tags: Global Change, USA Today, Landforms, Weather, Mountains
While we luxuriate here in Southern California under bright and balmy skies, Alaska is on course for its snowiest winter ever. Vic and I expect Alaska to be snowy in the winter, but the amount of snow that they're getting up there is truly mind-boggling....
Thursday is Groundhog Day. According to legend, if a groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees its shadow on this day, we will have six more weeks of winter. We sure could use more winter. Since California, like most of the United States, hasn't had...
Joe Shaw believes in community spirit and protecting the environment. And he killed his own lawn to prove it. Shaw, who is making his second run for City Council, was on the Public Works Commission in 2009 when the city urged residents to curb water...
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
Lake County homeowners with underground sprinkler systems in the village of Buffalo Grove will soon have the option of using separate irrigation meters to gauge outdoor water usage. "The irrigation meter is just another option to give customers the...
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners, Washington County Board of Education, and Hagerstown Mayor and Council: WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Hager Hall Conference and Event Center 901 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown Tuesday,...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Elections, Diabetes, Tooth Decay, NAACP
A new $55 million power plant south of Aberdeen is ready to provide electricity during peak demand. The 60-megawatt NorthWestern Energy plant was commissioned April 30 after performance testing. "The Aberdeen peaker plant illustrates NorthWestern'...
Tags: Plant Openings, Business
Staff WriterThe amount of water that the Imperial Irrigation District is expected to pay back to the Colorado River keeps rising. In addition to nearly 180,000 acre-feet of water that the IID ordered in excess over the last two years and a projected overrun for...
Tags: Environmental Issues, Conservation
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