35 Burst results for "Rocky Mountain"

US Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban

NPR News Now

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

US Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban

"Sued taxes today over the state's new law that effectively bans abortions after pregnancies. Six week as the court battle heats up. kt z. Logics casey ellington reports abortion providers in surrounding states are seeing an influx of patients from texas abortion. Clinics in new mexico are already booked with texans. Colorado is also experiencing patient load spillover. They coward is the president and ceo of planned parenthood of the rocky mountains which serves both states she says the impacts of the new texas law were immediate on the day that law went into effect. We only had texas patients in our albuquerque. All center coward says the albuquerque clinic is now booked well into october solely with residents from its neighboring state planned. Parenthood of

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Inquisikids Daily

Inquisikids Daily

05:16 min | 3 months ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Inquisikids Daily

"Hi i'm luke and welcome the inquisitors podcast. Do you like the mountains. There are mountain ranges all over the world mountains have been described as breathtaking majestic one of the most spectacular ranges is the rocky mountains located in north america the rocky mountains run from the northernmost part of british columbia canada to new mexico in the united states. The mountain chain is over three thousand miles long and over three hundred miles wide. If you are feeling really ambitious you can hike the continental divide trail that runs the entire length of the mountain range. It will take you about five months to complete it. You can visit nine. Different national parks along your height including yellowstone and grand teton in america and jasper and banff in canada. The rocky mountains are often referred to as the continental divide. This is because it divides the united states into two distinct parts if rainfalls on the west side of the range that water will eventually make it to the pacific ocean however if the rainfalls just a little more to the east and lands on that side of the mountains it's journey will take it all the way to the atlantic ocean. Many of the major rivers in north america. Start in the rockies on the eastern side these include the missouri and the rio grande the colorado the columbia and snake rivers all begin on the western side of the rockies. The highest peak in the rockies is mount elbert in colorado. This massive mountain reaches fourteen thousand four hundred thirty three feet. I this peak was named for samuel. Hitt elbert the governor of the territory of colorado in eighteen seventy three the first person to scale the peak was henry w stuggle in eighteen seventy four often called the gentle giant melt elbert has main trails to the top ranging from just over four and a half miles long to over five and a half miles. It can take as much as fourteen hours to climb mount elbert still. It is considered one of the easier mountains to climb. The rockies are divided into four main sections the southern rockies are the highest part that the southern rockies are the highest part and include the part of the range in new mexico colorado and wyoming the middle rockies which includes the teton range are in utah wyoming and montana the northern rockies go up into canada from washington montana and idaho. The fourth part is called the arctic rockies. This part is also in canada. The weather in the rockies can change in an instant air that has been forced up and over the ridge of the mountain cools zits cool air contains less moisture than warm air low clouds or common. If the air is unstable there can be thunderstorms. The temperature from areas of sun to areas of shade can vary as much as fifty degrees fahrenheit. The night air cools quickly because of the dryness and thinness of the mountainair hikers in the rocky mountains. Need to be prepared for all kinds of conditions this soil in the rockies is not conducive to growing many crops however hardier plants such as potatoes wheat alfalfa and barley can be found in the region. The soil is rich in zinc copper. Gold lead and silver uranium manganese and other materials are also mind petroleum coal oil-shale and phosphate are also plentiful here the streams that flow through the mountain. Range have been harnessed to supply hydro electric power to towns around the area. The rocky mountains are home to a wide variety of trees plants and animals bighorn sheep elk mountain. Lions grizzly bears all make their homes in the forests of the mountains. There have been six different species of hummingbirds cited in the rocky mountains. Visitors can see these tiny magnificent birds in the summer months. Springtime explorers will be treated to the sight of moose and elk calves the cool temperatures of the rockies making a perfect habitat for these animals which do not do well in the heat. Wildflowers are abundant in the rocky mountains. Snap dragons sunflowers in fig warts are among the colorful varieties that have adapted to the ecosystems along the mountain range the rocky mountains and all the magnificent habitats are truly a treasure of north america..

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"Police are stunned to see the case. Take one final twist. Because wall allen was never a suspect before this year a turns out he actually came in contact with law enforcement the night of the murders. Wait what yes. This is the most bizarre like never heard anything like this story before. So according to nine news allen's truck got stuck in the snow on this path on january six eighty two and he only lived to tell about it because a local sheriff just happened to be on a plane. Flying over the exact spot allen was stranded and so this guy looks at the window saul allen flashing his headlights in an sos pattern recognized what that meant and what was happening. He hurries to tell the plane's flight crew who then radio down to dispatch to help him like all of these pieces had exactly in the place for him to be rescued and they did when the fire chief got out to alan and got him out of there. He noted that allen had a big bruise on his face and at the time allen said that he just like clocked himself on his truck door when he got out to p because he was a little drunk in white out conditions and at the time the fire chief didn't think anything of it other than this guy had to be so lucky not to be dead so no one ever put the pieces together that this dude with his massive bruise on his face kind of in the same area who stuck is stuck in the same area with a bruise on his face. Who women were murdered that same day i was going to say like we're recordings in august of two thousand twenty one. This arrest happened literally a couple of months ago and this entire time almost forty years. The sheriff not only saw allen stuck in adrift in the area from a plane from a plane notified other emergency personnel to help him out. And the do-doesn't massive bruce on his face and he was never questioned or addressed or connected or anything ever well. Because if you remember like at the time they wouldn't take bobby joe's missing persons report that night right so like wasn't even involved in the search random plane and i'm you know rescue a guy. You were the hero. This poor guy almost died. That probably didn't make it on anyone's radar. Nobody even thought of that once. This missing person report became homicide became a double homicide. It's unreal to think about today. Alan remains in prison pending. His trial. For bobby joe and annette's families. His arrest means something like closure after a nightmare spanning almost four decades. It's a testament.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie

05:57 min | 3 months ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"Conviction rap sheet whatever was even in colorado time. Bobby joe internet's murderers. Actually he was. I read on. Abc seven denver news. That thomas was convicted of another rape and vicious assault that place in february of eighty two in summit county which is just north of breckenridge and oma so law enforcement is confident that he was in the area and it just so happens after he was arrested for that crime. Thomas bragged to a pair of inmates that he was the person who murdered. Bobby jo internet surprise surprise though when police travel to west virginia to talk to him. Thomas denies having anything to do with either murder in fat. He points out that the crimes don't fit his mo. like a net. And bobby. joe. Were shot while thomas mentions to law enforcement that he tends to use a hammer and he also says something that honestly sends shivers straight down the backs of these seasoned investigators. He says quote the weren't my girls and quote no of course law enforcement doesn't believe a word that's coming out of thomas's mouth especially not after. He fails not one but two polygraph tests. Okay so obviously dude is a disgusting human being but failing a polygraph or two isn't enough to charge him with murder or at least not these murders. No it's not. And so even though thomas remains at the top of polices list along with jeff oberholzer. There's really not much. They can do other than go. Back to colorado and try and take comfort in the fact. That thomas isn't going to disappear. And if when they get the evidence to make a case against him you know he'll still be behind bars so the case stalls yet. Again bobbie joe and nuts. Murderers get like bursts of publicity here and there over the years from shows like unsolved mysteries even oprah and every time a rerun airs. Police do get new tips that they investigate every single time. They all ended up being dead ends despite the heartbreak in frustration. Law enforcement has one beacon of hope science. Dna technology gets better and better every year and law enforcement keeps going back periodically to bobby. Joe's bloody glove to see what new things they can learn from it and finally in nineteen ninety-six one of.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie

05:22 min | 3 months ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"At about three pm to of jeff's friends on skis find bobby. Joe's body near the top of hoosier pass according to the judicial homicide task force website rocky mountain cold-case. She's laying face up fully dressed and she appears to have been shot through the chest. The searchers don't touch anything and they flagged down a police car to come process the scene. But that's a monumental task in and of itself due to the weather and the terrain like it's so easy to move snow around by accident and risk obscuring evidence but they're as careful as they can be do everything they can even collecting vials of bloody snow evidence. Interestingly police only find a single set of footprints the also notice a pair of plastic zip ties. On one of bobby joe's wrists leading officers to conclude that whoever killed her tried to tie her up first and they think that she probably tried to run from her attacker. There is a trail of blood that leads down the embankment toward her body and her head is facing the highway. Well bobby joe's knees are bent kind of like she was sliding almost trying to like regain control of her movements as she ran towards safety in the forest and she almost made it. They continue scanning the area. Police come across a set of keys up in the parking lot on the top of hoosier. Pass hang on when you say pass. I personally at least think of like a road passing between two mountains but since you said there's a parking lot at the top of it. I think i'm wrong. I had to look it up too because like hi. We live in the midwest. It's like flat. As far as i can see your dog away for three days. You're not actually too far off so pass in this case just means it's like how you get over the mountains. The only road between breckenridge were bobby. Joe worked and almo- where she lived goes through hoosier pass away so basically a road. Yeah and it's up on top of this past where the parking lot is. And that's where the keys are that they find. Okay and bobby. Joe's body is down further. Right right right right okay just trying to visualize it got it. Sure so these keys..

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie

03:07 min | 3 months ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"Eighty to a phone in colorado rings a man named jeff oberholzer picks up the call and on the other lines his twenty nine year old wife barbara who. Everybody calls bobby joe. And she's calling to tell him some great news she just got a promotion at work where she'll be going from a receptionist to office manager. Of course jeff is thrilled for her promotion. Means more money more responsibility more respect you know feeder professional milestones totally. Yeah and bobby. Joe says that she's going to go out for some drinks with her co workers to celebrate. She says i'm not gonna be too late. No need to come pick me up because my coworkers are just going to give me a ride home. Because bobby joe works in breckenridge about a half an hour. North of alma jefferson expecting her home before seven thirty or like maybe eight at the earliest. I mean yeah like an hour or so to celebrate and then the home that totally makes sense. So in the meantime jeff decides he's going to use that time and do something special for her big news he's going to make the nc dinner. He's pulling out all the stops here. He's lighting some candles getting out. The nice plays doing everything he can to make. Bobby joe feel amazing. Seven thirty comes and goes eight. O'clock with no. Sign of bobbie jo. Eventually jeff sits down and before he knows what's happening he falls asleep. Jeff sleeps for a few hours than wakes up just before midnight as the hey starts to clear from his mind. He instantly remembers that. Bobby joe was supposed to be on her way home. Maybe she got back on him asleep and decided not to wake him up totally like just let him sleep but when he goes to check their bedroom bobby joe. Isn't there a bit of chill passes over jeff but as he told unsolved mysteries. He doesn't panic yet. He knows that the bars don't actually close until the two. Am and bobby. Joe did just get a promotion so jeff's thinking like even though this is a week night maybe she just got carried away maybe she just lost track of time so jeff weights but two am comes and goes then to thirty. She should be home as the clock keeps. Ticking jeff's heart starts to pound keep in mind. it's january in the rocky mountain so it is freezing cold outside. We're talking like thirty degrees below zero. It is snowing super hard and the roads are treacherous. So jeff starts to worry that maybe something had happened on that trip between breckenridge and olma according to the on the case with paula. Zahn episode about this case called rocky mountain mystery. Jeff runs to the phone and immediately called the two colleagues. Bobby joe was outwit hoping one of them can shed some light on where she might be but as soon as he talks to them they tell him a story that makes his heart sink. They say bobby. Joe had left the bar alone around seven thirty. Pm she left alone. I thought she didn't have a car. she didn't. She told them that she was going to hitchhike home. Did she have like an argument with her. Co workers or something like it feels a little bit extreme..

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States in the West Face Water Cuts

Environment: NPR

02:31 min | 3 months ago

States in the West Face Water Cuts

"Residents in arizona. Nevada and across the border in mexico will have to cut their water consumption starting next year this the day after the extraordinary announcement by the us government of a first ever water shortage on the colorado river. Here's npr's kirk siegler. Some forty million people and countless farms rely on the colorado river and its tributaries. The shortage comes amidst a mega drought on the river basin. That's so far. Lasted twenty two years and as desert cities like las vegas and phoenix. Continue to grow at among the fastest rates in the us the entire reservoir system including lake mead with it's alarming white bathtub brings behind the hoover dam is now it just forty percent of capacity. Here's the department of interior secretary for water. Tanya trujillo we are seeing the effects of climate change in the colorado river basin through extended drought extreme temperatures extensive wildfires and in some places flooding landslides and now is the time to take action to respond to them. Arizona will be the hardest hit initially with these cuts. Losing almost a fifth of its entire river allotment for now california will not see any cuts because it's water rights are senior under century-old river laws. This shortage is monumental but it was also widely expected western. Water officials have been planning for this eventuality by ramping up conservation and water recycling. Tom bukowski directs arizona's department of water resources. This is a serious turn of events but not a crisis for now. Most cities won't see water. Supplies cut but farmers will in arizona. Thousands of acres of fields are expected to go fallow. Ironically the arid southwest is a huge producer of water intensive crops like cotton and alfalfa water law experts like marks quill lachey at the university of colorado say climate change will force this region to rethink how it uses its limited water. So many people rely on. We can't handle anymore stresses we're looking at a pretty dire situation right now on the river. School laci says climate. Change is drying out the soils and leading to rapid. Evaporation even a near average winters. Like this last one in the rocky mountains where snow melt feeds the river. That dry soils are acting like a sponge and they're soaking up a lot of water before that water can make it into the reservoirs. And that's likely to continue and federal water. Managers warned the shortages to will continue and probably get more severe. They'll reassess whether more cuts are needed in the next year.

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Professional Ultra Runner Hillary Allen on How She Discovered Skyrunning

Marathon Training Academy

02:38 min | 4 months ago

Professional Ultra Runner Hillary Allen on How She Discovered Skyrunning

"Cell pretty soon. You're doing sky running up. It's kind of crazy because hell things exactly like you said like how things can happen so quickly and really it was that for meaning i grew up in the rocky mountains in colorado i. I'm based in boulder however groping for college just down the street. Go down the street in my terms. Like away So i knew about trails. Knew about being outside knew more about hiking and so when i discovered that people would trail run. I literally just became enthralled. And just curious to learn as much as i could so trailing right it's anything that's off the pavement But then in the definition of trumpeting. There's so many different avenues that you can do. Most of them are ultras because they're more than a marathon and so i was really curious about that because you could just go so much further in see so much more things in find more bugs in explore more terrain but then the other aspect i love about throwing was going uphill and that's where i kind of just happened upon this thing called sky running where you know. It's basically combined some of the the just mountain summits in just steeper terrain. And i discovered. I had a knack for that like the birth of my nickname. Hilly go and so it just happened to be drawn to that terrain just because i like to get above it all and see you know. Be curious like oh can make it to that peak. And then once i was there it was just amazing to be able to see where i came from and then to figure out that they were racist also included that kind of thing i was just i was just hooked so so we'll sky running usually involves a mountain peak. Is that right yet. So for example there races in united states like Run the rut It's in big sky montana and the summit of that course. The highest point is lone peaks to actually do summit at eleven thousand foot peak in the course of fifty k. Another example is broken. Arrow sky race in squaw valley in california and you are basically running Kind of at the ski resort and but you you summit katie peak. You know that's right there from the from the valley and you need to do these loop courses that are around some of these pretty steep. Mountainous terrain Speedboat fifty k. In outside of snowbird and it's summits like mount baldy believe is But again that's like an eleven thousand foot peak so yeah you candidate combine these than in europe. As i started racing more in europe. It was just like another level because you could actually start at sea level in like summit these mike eight thousand foot peaks in start from touching the sea and then might go up to this mountain peak. It's it's pretty

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Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?

Around the House with Eric G®

01:54 min | 5 months ago

Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?

"Well today. I wanted to talk a little bit about storm. Prep and we talk about this from time to time. But we're kinda getting into the season of it. Now we're watching a tropical storm hurricane. Come up the You know west coast of florida heading up that going to cruise up to east coast. We've got Wildfire season that is full swing out on the west coast and who knows what tornadoes and things happen across the central part of the us. We've got a lot of different storm's going think it's going to be an active summer sore. You ready for that now. Ready can mean a lot of different things. If you're in a area where you've got hurricane coming. Maybe you need to have that generator. She you can power up and if you're down for a week or two you've got power to to run that you've got enough fuel. You get generator. You keep that food fresh. Maybe even the house cool. If you've got a big enough one and the same goes out on the west coast you know rocky mountains west because with fire season you're gonna see a lot more power outages and rolling blackouts. You're going to see more of that. I mean hack we just about. We're running out of power out here just in the pacific northwest because we had a huge wave. Last week that he wave well that could have caused rolling blackouts. Had win with that. We could have been out of power for awhile so you would have wanted to have of course water you would of course wanted to have a backup power system but think about this. Are you ready for all that. You know things that i want you to think about our your precious most prized belongings. Are they in a place that if someone came up to you and said you got a half hour to get out of your house. Could you get them in the back of your car easily. Are they in a good spot for that. Make sure they're in a good spot for that

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The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

Short Wave

01:41 min | 6 months ago

The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

"On the show today. Migration there are many hundreds if not thousands of species of birds that migrate. there's caribou across canada wildebeest in africa. There are migratory fish like salmon and also a lot of marine animals migrate long distances like sea turtles and whales. But right now. Let's turn our attention to the humble but tenacious monarch butterfly. I think of monarchs is the tanks of the butterfly world. so they're small they way only a half a gram but they can travel thousands of kilometers in the wild. This is sonia. All tyzzer many colleges at the university of georgia so i study the ecology of animal migration and sonya says monarch butterflies are different because their migration is multi generational so the same monarch never makes the journey twice. It's their grand offspring and great grand offspring of the migratory generation that will migrate again the following year sonya's specifically talking about a migration path east of the rocky mountains. These monarchs travel thousands of miles across international borders every year. Ecologists think they're looking for the precious milkweed clamped in arguably the most important driver for them is food and especially milkweed plants where the females can lay their eggs. Another reason why they migrate is to ride out the winter in the sierra madre mountains near mexico city

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Colorado Steel Mill Explosion Leaves at Least 7 Injured

WBZ Morning News

00:36 sec | 6 months ago

Colorado Steel Mill Explosion Leaves at Least 7 Injured

"Seven steel mill workers injured three critically in Pueblo, Colorado yesterday when an electric arc furnace inside the building exploded. Assistant Fire Chief Keith Miller of the Pueblo fire departments is fire from the exploded furnace was on three different levels of the ever as Rocky Mountain Steel mill. 130 tons of steel inside that furnace that Max temperatures so they had it sounds like a cooling system failure, which is how water was introduced, which is potentially what caused the explosion. Most of the people injured were being treated for bruises and dust inhalation.

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The Challenges of Protecting an Endemic Mint

In Defense of Plants Podcast

02:08 min | 6 months ago

The Challenges of Protecting an Endemic Mint

"All right. Hi sarah johnson. Hello thanks for having me. Yeah we're going to do this a more casual way just because the audience should be pretty familiar with you at this point but for those that aren't or haven't listened to save some of our bonus episodes over patron. How about we start off by telling everyone a little bit about who you are and what it is you do sure. My name is sarah. Johnson and i am currently a recent at master nunca defender and i am a graduate student of rare plant conservation at the university of illinois. Finish campaign pain specifically working through the illinois natural history survey and i studied a rare mint in the panhandle of florida and also do many miscellaneous other cool projects through our natural history survey. I love everything you have going on. It's really interesting work. But what made you want to jump into plants because originally when we first met you a bernard to put it scientifically. Yeah i i always liked a lot of different things. I've gone through many different avenues. In my you know navigations you finding a career. Which i think actually is a good thing to talk about because a lot of people think think there's one way to get to your career or say how did you figure it out. How did you identify what you wanted to do. And honestly the only answer i have. Greed is trying a lot of different things and you know succeeding or failing at a lot of different things When i started undergrad. I had thought that in order to do science i had to do something related to humans being raised in buffalo new york. You know we have five cancer research. Many hospitals in it seemed kind of the natural things do so. I went to school for pre med. I loved my classes especially my anatomy and genetics courses but Took a field course my junior year which took us to the rocky mountains to alpine

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US West Prepares For Possible First Water Shortage Declaration

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

US West Prepares For Possible First Water Shortage Declaration

"Federal officials are projecting historically low water levels in the western U. S. over the coming months the bureau of reclamation's twenty four month outlook forecasts less water will cascade down the Colorado River from the Rocky Mountains and intellect Powell in lake Mead water levels in the two lakes are expected to drop low enough for the agency to declare an official water shortage for the first time threatening the supply of water that feeds cities and farms across the southwest seven states rely on Colorado River water Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Utah and Wyoming by November of next year twenty twenty two the agency projects lake Mead could drop to levels that would threaten Hoover dam stability to generate electricity I'm Ben Thomas

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen to Limited Visitors This Summer

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 8 months ago

Yosemite National Park to Reopen to Limited Visitors This Summer

"Haitian involves a trip to a national park. You might have to do a little extra prep hitting the Great wide open will require an advance reservation this summer. Under the new rules, advanced reservations will be required for day use visitors who enter Yosemite National Park from May 21st to September 30th. It's to allow social distancing. Rocky Mountain, National Park and Glacier National Park are putting in place similar rules. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News Still to come in

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Interesting If True: Give 'Em The Goat!

Interesting If True

07:40 min | 9 months ago

Interesting If True: Give 'Em The Goat!

"Well. Today we're going to feature a pig in a couple of jack asses you and me sadly this week show is one jack short. So in steve. Stead give you a fantastic tale of a canadian war donkey. Sergeant bill billy goat. He's done a donkey. He's a goat that's true. That's true those animals are not related but that joke necessitated me not knowing that out. I didn't know a word of war donkey was a thing. i guess. That's what this brings us to the i. It turns out that goats and donkeys lake together are the next two animals that are most popular as mascots after dogs and cats like military brands. And things like that okay. Cool actually i. i read recently. Something about donkeys goats goats donkeys goats being like the next fully domesticated house animals. Dogs were like that's been theorized. I don't mind goats that much but they are less cuddly. they've got horns and hooves heightens if your wife got her hands on a pygmy goat. It would be living in sleeping in bed with you and you know it awesome awesome. I sure i'm glad we don't know anybody who has a of goats and jim through glad. I don't know the code to get into your house to leave all those bunches of go. So our story begins in august of nineteen fourteen. Which for those interested started on. Thursday for greg and a wednesday for julian saw charlie chaplin's debut film making a living and that kerfluffle europe was having was picking up steam. I love your many history lessons kind of one of my favorite thing. They're they're they're good. That's important stuff to know. Don't you know and that brings us to broadview a small town in saskatchewan with a goat. Was anyone living in canada. Nineteen fourteen other than this guy with a goat. Yeah there were. All dave was a weird weird. Oh yeah i know david. He's a good guy. I met him down morton. Timmy's he's a buddy friend. Hoya on august twenty third. The soldiers of the freshly formed. V western cavalry expeditionary force had stopped in broadview to pick up some recruits. Wow queuing for the train spotted a girl with a goat. her name was also dave evans. Also dave develop. It's a nice day and wanting it for good luck charm and also because it was nineteen fourteen and you could just take stuff from people. They took the goat from young deasy. Kerr wayne to make it their mascot. They just they said sewri a ton a ton but they still took her took her so sorry. So this is art goto. Yes sorry. Dave oh so. Sorry so sorry. Davis zarko sources all agree. That daisy agreed. Soldiers could have it but there's never any mention of payment or how a group of soldiers from nineteen fourteen demanding a little girl give or pet to the war effort might have influenced her willingness to part with billy. Frankly i find it all suspect. I'm pretty sure some dude stole. They stole it from a little girl. I'm pretty sure they very politely stole ago. Do you think during the war. They'd like they'd like have a really easy missionary. Like god that was like stealing from a little girl right and then with the advent of candy after yield got over being terrible pre stealing candy from babies it was stealing goats from girls So so private. Bill was now properly conscripted. He lived in trained with the fifth in canada and their base. In england they pay for bill to cross the pond. They flew across the pond. Yeah yeah okay which was apparently quite some doing because when we get to the other goat like the british weren't big fans of foreign goats. I didn't. I would have thought so one of those things you don't think about but apparently it was a big deal so the fifth would soon be deployed to the front and i guess no mascots were allowed in the trenches just as like a general rule to the goat is something. They're gonna aim for all around the goat operation. Mutton went well the sheep but whatever so as you can imagine. This didn't set well. With the boys. The fifth who like many other regiments and both world wars found a creative way to endanger the life of their dear animal. Caban gosh do. They put him in a trench coat. Dress them up like a like a general. Like talk to general billy that way he will die. There was some officer related headbutting. We'll get into so according to sergeant herald baldwin author of holding the line quote. We cannot part with billy. The boys argued that we could easily get another colonel but it was too far to the rocky mountains to get another goat. I love that all right. all right. you can't fault as lodge racks tracks. The difficulty was continuing the quote. The difficulty was solved by buying a huge creative oranges from a woman who was doing brisk trade with the boys. I assume that doesn't mean she's a whore but she might be an orange for. Two-horse consists of bricks brisk trade. She was throwing oranges or briskly trading and tundra a continuing. The oranges sold like hotcakes. And in a jiffy. The orange box was converted into a creighton billy with shanghaied into the crate and smuggled aboard the trade. God that poor go-to person was stolen from a bomb. A tiny little girl that it was forced to train in battle and then it was stuffed in a box and then they put it in a box on a train and sent it to world war. One this is a tragic story. Eric why are you bringing such tragedy. This is this is just to say this is not having a great day so there you go now. You're a goat and just like a certain young naive aristocrat from famous askari. You're lost in a world wind of action intriguing warm beer. At least there's beer. Which apparently the soldiers beer rations and paperwork were apparently his favorite foods. All right at least. He got his paper foods. Yeah right like that could have been a lot worse and bill. You know you would go on to have a distinguished career for a goat. Are i mean you know more seriously. Though at this to sound a goat mix. I believe will. Apparently the british called it wires. Bill was found in a shell crater standing over a wounded russian soldier despite having his own shrapnel wounds guard goat guards you. Wow i what how would you feel oppression soldier waking up to a goat standing over your body protecting you in a shell crater. Lucky to be waking up yeah. I don't know what i would do. I would worship goats. I would worship right. I felt like i was trying to take an. It's gotta be warmer under the goat than it is under fire as yes later in the second battle of apis oh private. Bill stood his ground with brave canadian soldiers. Now famous for not retreating from germany's first major deployment of poison gas and despite what should have been a goat ending toxic cloud. He was found the next day no worse for wear like went on tin helmet or something like that some around ten helmet using their their orders. Then yeah that's right off orders. Just he really must have got their goat. Sheep goat for his steadfast valor. He was promoted officially to the rank of sergeant and february of nineteen fifteen at nouveau chappel. So that's nice. it's a good one. I feel like a for a goat. That's a good

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Cloud seeding can boost mountain snowpack

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 9 months ago

Cloud seeding can boost mountain snowpack

"In the spring melting snowpack in the rocky mountains feeds the colorado river which supplies drinking water to forty million people across seven states but as the climate warms snowpack is shrinking prompting concerns over water shortages. One technique that can help increase precipitation is called cloud seeding is been used in some areas. Since the nineteen fifties a machine or airplane releases particles such as silver iodide into developing storm clouds. The particles attract molecules of water vapor. And if the conditions are right those droplets for more rain or snow. Mohammed mahmoud is with the central arizona water conservation district which is funded cloud seeding projects in the rocky mountains for years. The type of cloud seeding we're interested in is winter cloud city and what that does is enhance the snowpack so that ultimately in the spring that enhance no pack increase the runoff that water users rely on downstream. The practice remains controversial but researchers have found that cloud seeding can increase the amount of precipitation that falls the storm by up to fifteen percent so it can help reduce the impact of climate change on critical water supplies.

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Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher speaks up about climate change

Climate Connections

01:11 min | 10 months ago

Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher speaks up about climate change

"Gallagher knows about determination as a professional trail runner. She competes in hundred mile races over rugged terrain and when she's not running. She's focused on an even bigger challenge. Climate change gillanders activism began in two thousand sixteen that year president trump was elected and she won the leadville one hundred and ultra marathon through the rocky mountains in colorado and those two events for me coincided. They hit together. Like a su- nami where i had this privilege to run in mountains across the world seeing landscapes that i never would normally see and knowing that so many of our ecosystems are imperilled right now due climate change knowing that my own president was beginning to roll back climate regulations. She was compelled to act so she began contacting her elected officials and using social media to engage others. She also hosts frequent events where she talks about climate. An air pollution clean air. I think should just be a way of life. There are miles to go in the race to limit climate change. But she's determined to stay the

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What Was The Westward Expansion?

Can We Health You?

07:49 min | 11 months ago

What Was The Westward Expansion?

"Today we're talking about westward expansion. Yes earnings comforting. Yes in the united states yes so in eighteen zero three president. Thomas jefferson bought the territory of louisiana from the french government. For fifteen million dollars. This was known as the louisiana purchase. That was a lot of money back then. It was a ton of money. I wonder what it translates to today. Do that just curious know sure. It's like billions of dollars. Yeah so that. Land stretched from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains and from canada to new orleans so that like mid section it doubled the previous size of the then young united states and as as soon as jefferson signed the treaty. He sent the explorers lewis and clark to find a route to the pacific ocean. Many other explorers made the journey as well and so began the expansion of the country to jefferson. Westward expansion was the key to the nation's health. Jefferson believed that a republic depended on an independent virtuous citizenry for survival and that independence. Virtue went hand in hand with landownership especially up small farms. He wrote quote those who labor. The earth are the chosen people have gone. Wow yeah it doesn't correlate to me but okay yeah right so you're virtuous visuals and land or work. Yeah ok you work. Land make something from it. Honest work i suppose. Yeah if you're thinking kind of thing you take away like what we know about him. I'm think stop thinking of him as a person and the right he wanted the country to expand. And i think he planted the seed for the pioneers. Till i look you know you can go right. Make something something for yourself. Yeah so in. But in order for jefferson's dream for the country to come to fruition expansion had to happen so he maybe the country the dream of the country came first. And then thought okay. I need to have more land People to do So while the westward expansion is one of the defining themes of the nineteenth century american history. This growth was certainly fraught with struggle and won't get into that way by almost about forty years later. Nearly seven million americans forty percent of the nation's population now lived in this area. Well they know that way from eight eighteen three from eighteen hundred eight forty k. So pretty quick. Wake seven million. That's pretty big. Most people left their homes in the east and followed lewis and clark across the country as promised they were searching for economic opportunity like jefferson. Many of these painters believed that they would find land to farm trusting that ownership would lead to freedom in nineteen eighty five. Sorry wow a lot in eighteen forty five. A journalist named john o'sullivan put a name to this idea. That helped pull the pioneers to the west. He said that it was americans. Manifest destiny to carry quote the great experiment of liberty to the edge of the continent. O'sullivan wrote that. The survival of american freedom dependent on it and it was their duty to quote again Overspread and to possess the whole of the land which the providence has given us an quote the providence of meaning. I think the providence of light. What they were given like the land that was before them. It's here so is ours to take. Even though it wasn't i mean. Is that kinda what they get this kind of the way. I remember from Es three class and talking about manifest destiny asked yeah so this became a widely held cultural beliefs which carried the following themes the special virtues of the american people in their institutions the mission of the us to redeem in remake the west in the image of the east and an ear irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty so was disappointed was so arranged of area. Right ideas are planted in their head. Like if you go out there you will make your money. you'll survive you'll be happy. Happiness is just. Yep exactly yeah you'll have your own lambs have all the freedom that you'll have yeah So that term became controversial. You know throughout time. Meanwhile meanwhile while this kind of happening the question of whether slavery would carry onto to the west was at hand around this time. The missouri compromise was made which attempted to resolve the question of whether or not slavery would be allowed in the new western states That the louisiana purchase sort of like you know was responsible for create Them so this whether slavery would be in. These new states shadowed almost every conversation about the frontier. The compromise admitted missouri to the union as a slave state and may had to change main to a free state had they needed to have. They had to preserve the fragile balance in congress between us owning states in nonstop hunting state. Yes i say. I'm surprised that main was asleep. At i mean because she just think of the south. But i know. I'm know an i don't really know actually slave-owning or they like the changes such. Yeah just to keep that the same number okay. Half-and-half just have to say i know going. Forward as policy was made progressing through that it was always taken into account those southern states or the slave owning states. How making sure that they get what they want. It always had to be part of the conversation. Yeah it's crazy for another strong decade. A yeah i think even on that of course of an attorney but while they're formation was been the biggest conversation sure. Oh yes right. See that the okay. So the missouri compromise also stipulated that slavery would be prohibited north of the southern boundary of missouri. So the the thirty six degree latitude line okay It couldn't be north. Slavery couldn't be north of that but missouri was north of that so i think like after missouri said that they were going to be a slave. Nobody else could that was it. Yeah grandfathered in so many. Many thought of sullivan's manifest destiny was a secret term for spreading slavery. Really yes who thought that the people that wanted slavery or did not want to read. You know the people in the north okay. They thought it was. They thought it was like a secret term for light taking it over there. Really conspiracy theory Despite the many conflicts Far more complicated detailed for wondering really what. Everybody's wondering about the food. Because that's what i talk about sure. That's what we're here for

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Man who found Forrest Fenn's famed treasure reveals identity

Kottke Ride Home

05:15 min | 1 year ago

Man who found Forrest Fenn's famed treasure reveals identity

"So in an episode over the summer i talked about the treasure which had finally been found by an anonymous treasure hunter in june and after being adamant that he never wanted to reveal his identity. The finder of the treasure chest has just gone public blowing. The lid on most of his secrets in an article written by a fellow treasure hunter. In outside a quick recap though forest finn was an air force pilot who later opened an art gallery in santa fe new mexico one filled with plenty of forgeries as arts as tried to do people unclear in nineteen eighty eight. He received a terminal cancer diagnosis and decided to hide treasure chest in some outdoor location for people to find but then he recovered from the cancer. Still he didn't wanna give up on his treasure hunt idea so fast forward to two thousand and ten when quoting outside thin treasure chest containing gold and other valuables estimated to be worth at least a million dollars somewhere in the rocky mountains not long after he published a memoir called the thrill of the chase which included a mysterious twenty four line poem that if solved would lead searchers to the treasurer fended suggested the loot was secretive. Way at the place where he had envisioned lying down to die back when he believed his cancer diagnosis terminal since the hunt began in two thousand ten many thousands of searchers had gone out in pursuit at least five of them losing their lives in the process and the chase became an international story and quote. And yeah i mean the whole thing really has been a wild story people have lost their lives and livelihoods there have been countless lawsuits. You can read all kinds of articles about that have been published over the last ten years leading up to this year when in june the treasurer was finally found and the man who found it decided to stay anonymous because he knew how intense the community of treasure hunters is any feared for his safety but then quickly announced that he had met the winner and verified. He indeed had found the chest the to also decided to keep the location a secret so that it wouldn't become a kind of tourist site where people might injure themselves getting there were risk damaging the nature around it but all of that anonymity lack of closure did not sit well with people who had dedicated years of their lives to finding the treasure there was instant suspicion and then in september fourth fin passed away. The one man who could maybe smooth things over was gone and those left behind were even more dedicated to making sure. His wishes were upheld. With all of that has come a number of court cases in particular one from a woman claiming that the finder of the treasure hacked her emails to steal part of the puzzle that she herself had solved. She doesn't seem to have too much of a case however since she thought the chest was in new mexico and it turned out to be in wyoming but the case is still proceeding in the winner knew that his name would be released to the public as it goes on so he decided to preempt that by outing himself on his own terms the winner. Is jack still a thirty two year. Old medical student originally from michigan. He's keeping as many personal details as possible under wraps to protect his privacy but he does have a bit of a digital paper trail before to med school. He worked briefly at the onion and as a freelance writer. In fact he is the guy who wrote that totally inaccurate article eight years ago trying out matthew inman of the oatmeal as a far right wing. Republican in article buzzfeed had to issue a public apology for and which. I didn't realize until today that i still believed even after meeting matthew in minutes out by south west that same year back in two thousand twelve and discovering that he was a super nice guy. I still thought. Oh but some article made it. Seem like he secretly a jerk. I wonder if that's true. Which is a lesson for me in media literacy and not believing everything that i read especially when it seems pretty off base but also for all of us that no matter how many corrections or apologies you might issue online. There will still be tons of people who only ever see the mistake. That's a lesson that jack stiff learned early on in his career as a comedy writer and is probably part of why he has taken so many pains to remain anonymous in the case of backlash to him finding the prize. If and win all the court cases die down. What will still do with his findings. What does one do with an actual. The goodness treasure loaded up with jewels and artifacts. Stuff says he'll use it to pay off his student so yup the most accurate millennial answer possible to coming into unexpected fortune of. I still have to get the chest appraised which he hasn't done yet and between fins knack for forgeries and his wish that part of the chest displayed publicly so people can visit it. Who knows how much stuff will actually end up getting for all of his efforts but we finally have a few more pieces to the story. If you want to learn more keep an eye out for a book coming out next year called chasing the thrill written by daniel barbara. The writer and fellow treasure hunter. Who got checks to to go public

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Gas stoves can generate indoor air pollution

Climate Connections

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Gas stoves can generate indoor air pollution

"I'm dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections about one third of. Us residents are cooking with gas natural. Gas stoves are common but research shows that they can pose. health risks. Brady seals is with the rocky mountain institute and environmental think tank. She has natural gas. Stoves can produce toxic indoor air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide which can harm people's lungs and carbon monoxide many of these same pollutants that we find from our car. Tailpipes are also omitted from our stove. When we're cooking. She says the federal government does not regulate indoor air quality but when people use gas burners ovens simultaneously the indoor air pollution can rise to levels. That would violate outdoor air standards. People smaller homes and older appliances are the most at risk so seals recommends using electric stoves. Instead when you switch to electric you can eliminate some of this potpourri of pollutants that comes while cooking in many parts of the country. Electricity is produced using fossil fuels but seal says that as utilities transition to more wind and solar electric stoves will increasingly run on clean. Renewable energy so cooking with electric will be healthier for people and the climate

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How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?

Short Wave

09:51 min | 1 year ago

How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?

"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great

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Coronavirus surge has caused hospitals in rural America to reach full capacity

All Things Considered

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus surge has caused hospitals in rural America to reach full capacity

"Officials in rural America are struggling under the weight of the Corona virus pandemic in the upper Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. They warned that hospitals are at or nearing capacity. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Here's how things look in Rural America to Dr Andrew Pervy ahead of infectious diseases at the University of Utah Hospital, So the situation really has to be described his dire, especially in the northern Rockies and upper Midwest states that weren't hit that hard when the Corona virus raged in American cities last spring. Via traces the current crisis to colleges and schools here opening back up, as did sports and most extracurricular activities and states. Seeing the most new cases like Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota have generally not good, many restrictions in place. Nor is there much enforcement on large gatherings because of the local politics. They're probably not As drastic as firm measures is, we really needed to turn the tide? So I think that situation in 2 to 4 weeks is going to be groom. Hospitalizations usually go up two weeks after a spike in cases deaths a month later. Hospitals in cities like Salt Lake, taken overflow patients from surrounding states, which had shortages of specialists and intensive care beds before the pandemic in North Dakota Cove in 19 hospitalizations were up 60% over this time last month, and it's not just capacity that stretched This week, The state said it would begin allowing medical staff who test positive for the virus, but asymptomatic to keep treating Covad patients here's Republican governor, Doug Burgum. This is particularly important for us to help get healthcare workers on keep them in the game at a time when health care workers is the key constraint in our ability to provide Care for everyone, Burgum says. Some people still don't believe the virus Israel he pleaded for them to be compassionate anyway, because hospitals are filling up. Kirk Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise

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U.S. cant meet Paris goals without federal leadership, researcher says

Climate Connections

01:19 min | 1 year ago

U.S. cant meet Paris goals without federal leadership, researcher says

"I'm Dr Anthony Lewis, and this is climate connections. After president trump announced that the US will exit the Paris climate agreement many US states, cities and businesses stepped up with their own commitments to cut carbon pollution. Carla fresh with the Rocky Mountain Institute a nonprofit think tank. She's part of a team that's been crunching numbers to figure out what's really happening on the ground in the united. States on climate and figure out what's the impact of those actions so what does it really add up to? The researchers estimate that in ten years if the state cities and businesses fully implement their plans, us. Greenhouse gas emissions will be twenty five percent less than they were in two thousand five that significant. But to stay in line with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US needs to cut emissions by almost twice that. The researchers found that making those larger cuts in carbon pollution is still feasible but I says, it will require a nationwide commitment to transitioning to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Among other strategies, we have to have federal leadership and we have to have leadership from states and cities and businesses. So this is not an either or situation, but together, we can put on track to drastic emissions reductions.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

07:05 min | 1 year ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

"Say Marquette. Knutson puts together is three strikes blog for us here. Thirteen ten KFI DOT COM also a contributor to woody page DOT COM mark. No Rocky Mountain showdown man, what's what's going on in the world of college, Football or college? Sports in general I should say. ESTA people paid attention by the way I'm coming to you from the most inappropriately named town in the United States America. Liberal Kansas. Think about that for yeah. Yeah, that makes. As you know I'm pitching coach for the really grazing. You're you're you're you're playing the three game series and liberal and we'll be back. Thursday Nelson Farms if people want to come and watch US play. Man wholesome anyway because we don't get to watch rocky mountain showdown, there's a segue by the way now I don't get to watch. And I told you that I wrote in May I wrote in the middle of May. There would be no rocky mountain showdown this year, and that is a big victory for Carl Durell. Now. No College football coach got the shorter sticks from this code thing called Terrell. He comes in late 'cause Mel Tucker decisions he doesn't get spring. Valley barely gets to meet. His players gets I mean he got. No breaks at all from this right. And so, this is an opportunity to break because people. Oh, the buffs are better. You know on paper you better, but it's your quarterback issue as a better receiving core right now see. She was going to have home field advantage the first time ever in this game. There's no way Colorado comes in prepared to this game the way they normally would, so it's a big. Big boost call now. If you play this game, it's. He doesn't WANNA play the game the first place so any opportunity to not play. With them yeah I agree with you one hundred percent. This is huge for you. Because I had issue winning this game, I say like easily, but I didn't think they'd problem. Even though both coaches are new but established quarterback. In football as long as you have that, and maybe he's not established, but he's more salvage must see you has so. Go Go ahead mark. No you're right and dog, you remember got a couple of weeks of spring ball before any longer before the pandemic shut everything down, so he did have any chance, even though he said he's I got yeah. Yeah, no, so that I mean there's no doubt on that side. It makes sense for C. You. How about the rest of the pack twelve though? A. Lot of people are saying hey, see us going to go to go to Arizona this year a few weeks after that and that's going to be fine, but not they're not gonna be able to go forty five minutes north. It's not about traveling. It's about flexibility in scheduling. It's about having been able to move games around if games get cancelled, if see you and tissue game gets cancelled, and then they have to try to play the time. Opening on their schedule. So. Confidence came. They control their conference scheduling. They can move games around. They're probably going to play games or maybe ten and some open weeks. They're move games. If there's a problem with a couple of there's test positive and somebody needs to shut it down now. They can do this way. This is just all about the cops. Taking control of their own schedules big tend to in the same thing. It's just a controlling all that. as opposed to worry about the travel which Magin they would be able to do I mean. Most of the teams travel very far for Non Conference Games big ten team. Some do some don't but for the most part Yeah it'd be easy for you and tissue to play from logistically, but if PAC twelve feels like they need to moving back a couple of weeks or a month and see if she doesn't have an opening then. How do you risk that game? So I think that's what it's all rows in the distance travel. Yeah, well and also, if you say okay well PAC twelve, you can keep your non conference games if they're within your state. Then, that becomes Kinda hazy to, and if they if they see you play that game against cs you then. They're going to have to do a for everybody then. It's Kinda like what was the point in the first place. Here's another thing. With Notre Dame Notre Dame. Couldn't. Stanford and and USC both have no imminent schedule. What what? What would you be shocked in the PAC bill? Made? Exceptions Notre Dame, which would drive PSU Fan? So. I would miss surprised that happened He's in the same boat with what you're gonNA. Do because they don't see his penance. Schools are really outgoing. Hanging out there brees. It's can't play conference game yeah. So I mean if I mean again, I've always been frustrated with the the independence. It drives me crazy when you look at Notre Dame and I get it. It's a lot of people really love it especially if you're notre dame fan, but. This just again I know. This is the most crazy of examples will ever have with corona virus, but it's another example of why this doesn't make any sense to me in the world of college football. Yeah in the on such as college football. You're absolutely right and think about this. There are changes are going to be happening in the landscape. I wrote about this new three strikes blog this week so going to be monumental changes in baseball. They're going GONNA. Be Permanent from that. It's GonNa happen a lot of different things. There's a lot of things that that we go through this. You know terrified road on the DOT. com that media availability that we've kind of taken for granted. These years is now obviously. Much more regimented, it's virtual and all that that may be permanent. Do Yeah, let me be allowed things permanent about this, but you're right about the independence. At some point, it won't be like that. Did you see that forty wrote in sports illustrated last week? The redoing ten major conferences read. It was brilliant. People have. Dot Com. He reads structure in in the Rocky Mountain Conference USA issue. Wyoming Air Force Boise State, and it was really good as look at it. It's really gonNA. Be Big Competitive Football. It'd be great at that actually happened, but that's the only way we get hit this because right now. Notre Dame the MOTIV- motivation. Join the conference we'll be while you probably would. If they had the opportunity win. The PAC twelve notre dame can stay arrogant as long as they want. As long as people come to them to play game. Yeah, no, it. It's going to be very interesting to see how everything is kind of rework. We've set it on the professional side. What how this is all going to work out, but yeah I'll be very curious to see. What long term you know situations come out of this ramifications, come out of all of these restructurings and rescheduling. What what bothers me the most is the idea moving college. Football's the springs which being that Horley terrible idea, urban Meyer the best. You don't put you. Don't play two thousand reps and then. Then two months off and try to play again. You can't play to college football teams one calendar year because they're assuming they're going to try to play next year on normal normal basis and somebody said well. Maybe they can just do to eight-game seasons. I mean that is set by next year to try to squeeze this year and I'm not so sure that yeah I know playing two. Teams and one count. Here's a terrible idea, so they have to Redo the the the the scheduled. Take out the Non Conference Games this year and they can play a ten game season. We should all feel thankful for that because that would be the best case scenario under what we're going through right now. So how we feel on Today on the Thirteenth Day, of July, about college football in general preps football in general how you feeling this is going to be a go, or are we starting to lose? I talked to somebody at chess on Saturday and I think what what's because obviously you hear all these rumors about flipping the season's around and so on, and obviously that affects me as a high school baseball coach so..

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

"Forfeit all not forfeit, but to to not have any games outside of the conference, no non conference games, and of course that means no rocky mountain showdown at least for what we believe, PAC twelve say, and they're totally fine with see you making the trip to Arizona, which were hearing is a hotbed right now for corona virus, but they're not okay with the CU buffs drive and forty five minutes north to go play Colorado. Colorado state at Canvas Stadium which two weeks ago we heard or a week ago we heard that there were as far as the athletes were concerned. There were no positive tests tests for corona virus there between their football players, viable players, people players that were actually there on on campus, playing and practicing and things like that involved in camps so boy. Why is that Oh I don't know why's man wants to follow the money. And you follow the money. The PAC twelve is not gonNA LOSE PAC twelve games. There's a lot of money there. They don't care about the Colorado State Game Twenty five minutes after the hour. We'll talk more about that. Markets joins me in a moment. We'll talk AB- sure we'll. We'll figure out something to yell at each other about later on in the program so much more to get to the whole show powered by energy right here, northern Colorado's voice, Thirteen ten K of K. You're listening to the hall's show powered by PDC energy, thirteen ten KFI. K. A. Brady will be back after the break. Get Your Day started right with up-to-date news, weather and.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

06:02 min | 1 year ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

"No Rocky Mountain showdown man. What's what's going on in the world of college? Football or college? Sports in general I should say. ESTA people paid attention by the way. I'm coming to you from the most inappropriately named town in the United States America Liberal Kansas. Think about that for yeah, yeah, that makes. As you know I'm pitching coach for the really grazing. You're you're you're? You're playing the three game series and liberal, and we'll be back. Thursday Nelson Farms if people want to come and watch US play. Man wholesome anyway because we don't get to watch rocky mountain showdown, there's a segue by the way now I don't get to watch and I told you that I wrote in May, I wrote in the middle of May. There would be no rocky mountain showdown this year, and that is a big victory for Carl. Durell now no college football coach got the shorter sticks from this code thing called Terrell. He comes in late 'cause Mel Tucker decisions. He doesn't get spring. Valley barely gets to meet. His players gets I mean he got. No breaks at all from this right? And so this is an opportunity to break because people. Oh, the buffs are better. You know on paper you better, but it's your quarterback issue as a better receiving core right now see. She was going to have home field advantage for the first time ever in this game. There's no way Colorado comes in prepared to this game the way they normally would, so it's a big. Big boost call now. If you play this game, it's he doesn't WanNA play the game the first place so any opportunity to not play. With them yeah, I agree with you one hundred percent. This is huge for you because I had issue winning this game I. don't say like easily, but I didn't think they'd problem. Even though both coaches are new, but established quarterback means a lot in football as long as you have that, and maybe he's not established, but he's more salvage must see you has so. Go Go ahead mark. No, you're right and dog. You remember got a couple of weeks of spring ball before any longer before the pandemic shut everything down, so he did have any chance, even though he said he's I got yeah. Yeah, no, so that I mean there's no doubt on that side. It makes sense for C. You. How about the rest of the pack twelve though? A lot of people are saying. Hey, see us going to go to go to Arizona this year a few weeks after that and that's going to be fine, but not they're not gonna be able to go forty five minutes north. It's not about traveling. It's about flexibility in scheduling. It's about having been able to move games around if games get cancelled, if see you and tissue game gets cancelled, and then they have to try to play the time. Opening, on their schedule. So! Confidence came. They control their conference scheduling. They can move games around. They're probably going to play games or maybe ten and have weeks. They're to move games. If there's a problem, a couple of test, positive and somebody needs to shut it down now. They can do this. This is just all about the cops. Taking control their own schedule. Big Tend to in the same thing. It's just a controlling all that. as opposed to worry about the travel which Magin, they would be able to do I mean. Most of the teams travel very far for non conference. Games big ten team. Some do some don't but for the most part Yeah it'd be easy for you and tissue to play from logistically, but if PAC twelve feels like they need to moving back a couple of weeks or a month and see if she doesn't have an opening then. How do you risk that game? So I think that's what it's all rows in the distance travel. Yeah, well and also if you say okay well PAC twelve, you can keep your non conference games if they're within your state. Then that becomes Kinda hazy to, and if they if they see you play that game against cs you then. They're going to have to do a for everybody. Then it's Kinda like what was the point in the first place. Here's another thing. With Notre Dame. Notre Dame. Couldn't. Stanford. And and USC both have no imminent schedule. What what? What would you be shocked in the PAC bill? Made Exceptions Notre Dame, which would drive PSU Fan. So. I would miss surprised. That happened He's in the same boat with what you're gonNA. Do because they don't this schools who really outgoing? Hanging out there brees. It's can't play conference game yeah. So I mean if I mean again, I've always been frustrated with the the independence. It drives me crazy when you look at Notre Dame and I. Get it. It's a lot of people really love it especially if you're notre dame fan, but. This just again. I know this is the most crazy of examples will ever have with corona virus, but it's another example of why this doesn't make any sense to me in the world of college football. Yeah in the on Sundays College football. You're absolutely right and think about this. There are changes are going to be happening in the landscape. I wrote about this new three strikes blog this week so going to be monumental changes in baseball. They're going to be permanent from that. It's GonNa happen a lot of different things. There's a lot of things that that we go through this. You know fly road on the DOT COM that media availability that we've kind of taken for granted. These years is now obviously. Much more regimented. It's virtual and all that that may be permanent. Do Yeah, let me be allowed things permanent about this, but you're right about the independence. At some point, it won't be like that. Did you see that forty wrote in sports illustrated last week? The redoing ten major conferences read. It was brilliant. People have. DOT, com He reads structure in in the rocky. Mountain Conference. USA Issue Wyoming Air Force. Boise state and it was really good as look at it. It's really GonNa be a competitive football. It'd be great at that actually happened, but that's the only way we get hit this because right now. Notre Dame the motive motivations are not to join the conference. We'll be while you probably would. If they had the Opportunity Win, the PAC twelve notre dame can stay arrogant as long as they want. As long as people come to them to play game. Yeah, no, it. It's going to be very interesting to see how everything is kind of rework. We've set it on the professional side. What how this is all going to work out, but yeah I'll be very curious to see. What long term you know situations come out of this ramifications, come out of all of these restructurings and rescheduling. What bothers me the most. Is the idea moving college football's the springs which being that Horley terrible idea, urban Meyer the best you don't put you. Don't play two thousand reps, and then two months off and.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast

Seek Outside Podcast

14:32 min | 1 year ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast

"Hello and welcome back to another episode of the seek outside podcast. My name is Dennis and today Kevin and I are joined by Terry Myers Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society which is based here in Colorado we spend most of the time talking about bighorn sheep in Colorado in the challenges they face. The conversation got going very quickly. Selena hit the record button in just started talking so be patient with our first couple minutes. As we're hashing out a few details in launch right into the podcast without further ADO Terry Meyers Yeah. They're they're apples then Wednesday but we're gonna be doing other stuff throughout the summer so You know probably right after this ends. We'll be doing something else so We we don't have to get it out soon and I can just mentioned there. You know stuff available. I would like to get that out there possible. If you don't mind me mentioning that stuff. I would like to mention it. Yeah let's a think we could shoot to get it out in the next couple of days. thinking Kevin. We have one scheduled for Friday to publish that. I can just push next week that we could do that and then I can work to try to get this done by again. Amin earliest tomorrow sometime. We push it out to the world. Oh yeah that'd be great. I mean these. These raffles are the ones that we normally dried our our banquet which was cancelled so we lost all our banquet sales But you know we're doing okay but Yeah it'd be great to get a little more interest before we. We closed down next week looking. While I'd never thought about that impact on our this far as Govan stuff like your guys is rivals stuff a doug you guys on having your big event this year either right. We were supposed to pull these winners of these raffled that are banquet in March Do we had to cancel and we had to work with the state drawing postponed to give us more time to sell tickets otherwise we would have been way down what took were wisdom good call. We'll do a recording. We can we can jump right back into Maybe carriages give us One maybe Welcome to our guests and then just give us a little rundown of Who you are in why Why while cheaper important to you. Sure I'm the executive director of the Rocky Mount Baker in society The society has been existence since nineteen seventy five. We're an affiliate of the National Wild Sheep Foundation but we've actually been in existence longer than Nashua wild she foundation we're based here in Colorado. We do a large portion of our working Colorado but we have done Bighorn sheep conservation projects throughout the West We're we have about members We represent people from over forty states and As well as Canada and Mexico and you know I think that while cheaper kind of the iconic species of the West at least to me and you know they're the the state mammal for Colorado the Wildlife Agency. Where's the patch of big Horn on their shoulders And I think that for a lot of people big chief just kind of represent the mountain west the ruggedness that the the wilderness places that we all love love to visit and now want to protect and I think that it's an easy uh progression to what attack. Protect those species. That are I. Can't I kind of Those those habitats that we love and a bigger cheaper facing a lot of challenges throughout the West and they need our help They're not doing as well as many of our their big game species. That's interesting because that was kind of going to be one of my questions for you as I drive through my valley right and I can see fifty elk. I might even see a hundred and fifty. Petek couple back roads this time of year but maybe I see five sheep. Why why are they are not the same numbers of shape the well bighorn sheep and Colorado face many challenges and a lot of them were probably pretty familiar with you know. We know that there's a loss and fragmentation of habitat because You know every year we have more and more people we have more development more more impacts to those areas that are very important to bitcoin shape. There are some other issues like habitat. But we're really not short on habitat for big horn sheep in Colorado As far as quality habitat We do have those impacts from recreation and things like that There's maybe some some Predator issues but they're really not factor in in a lot of heard drop the state for because the one thing that is challenging are bighorn herds. All over the Western slow disease and diseases benefactor for these issues for as long as we have been here And that's the primary reason why we have not been able to recover bighorns the way we have recovered all the other species that were in great decline around the turn of the twentieth century. We we were seeing declines and all the big game species back in early nineteen hundreds and through the efforts of conservationists and hunters and and the groups that were formed to protect wildlife. We were able to bring all those populations back to really incredible numbers except with the exception to species and one being the Bison and the other being bighorn sheep and diseases is a challenge for bighorns continues to be a challenge because we have really left the vectors on the landscape that the vectors of that disease or domestic sheep and we have domestic sheep grazing all over Western Colorado. She might be aware and very often and bighorn. Sheep habitat and so our bighorn sheep. Continue to be exposed to the bacteria that causes the these Respiratory illnesses that really hinder our herds from growing where they could be can. Can you talk about the disease itself in or maybe there's multiples In the do they affect domestic sheep or that killing domestic cheaper. They are domestics. You've just carriers Recap AKON WHILE CHEAP. Well for the most part. Domestic sheep are seriously affected by these bacteria that they carried that do affect Bighorn SHEEP. They domestic sheep can get pneumonia. They can suffer from pneumonia You know they might see less weight gain and she. That are suffering from pneumonia. But it's not really a big issue for the domestic sheep producer but when these when these bacteria were brought over when domestic she brought over you know two hundred three hundred years ago. Wild sheep were naive to these bacteria and they had no defenses built up and they still really haven't Developed those defenses and so As as exposure continues to happen We still see these suppression of these wild hers. And the only the only real way to prevent that from happening now is keeping domestic sheep and wild sheep separate We can talk about some some ideas that people have on other ways that we might be able to accomplish. Some good things for bighorns but really separation is recognized. Does the only real solution at this point to keep disease from affecting wild sheep? So it's kind of like what's going on in our World Today. You have basically a a a symptomatic possible. Eysenck demanded areas bringing something to someone who has no immunity built up for something and social. Distancing is the best answer really i. I think it's a good analogy where you know The biologists and the scientists have some issues with comparing them because once virus ones bacteria. But really it's the same solution right. We we have to keep separation or social distancing bighorns and domestic need to be distance a lot further than than humans. Do to keep the disease from spreading But it really is a good analogy. I think and I'm hopeful that people have a better understanding of the bighorn sheep. Domestic Sheep Disease Issue After experiencing what we are going through right now tortoise and so in one maybe differences well as Reading an article published a couple years ago. any wild sheep dinner found anywhere close right where they mingle with domestic sheep. They're typically euthanized. Is that right? The policy of Colorado Parks and wildlife is to euthanize bighorn sheep. That are known to come into contact or close proximity domestic sheep and really. That's a policy. That aren't BS supports because the risk of disease is so great and the outcome can be so devastating for wild sheep purchase. It's really the only solution we have right now. We can't treat We can't treat those sheets that come into contact because there's there's nothing that's been proven to be effective Some people have suggested that we capture them and take them to research facilities to to study them. It's not really feasible either because there are limited research facilities in the state where we can have where we can hold bighorn sheep. And it's it's not feasible transport those sheep to those facilities so the only solution. We have to utilize them. And it's fortunately we don't have to do that very often like unfortunately it's probably because we don't detect the events when they happen very often. It's not that they're not happening. But it's not very common for us to be in the right place right time to detect those those interactions and to be able to intervene. Sure to actually be maybe in the mountains when the cross paths right and a lot of times what will happen is somebody will see the interaction and you know. They can't report it right away. You know when you're up in the mountains you might not know who to contact or you might not have cell service you know it might be a couple of days before that occurrence is reported and then there's really no way to track down that big word They were they were exposed or potentially exposed and euthanize them so we have a lot. We have a lot of What we suspect we have a lot of unrecorded contacts and then we also have contacts. That are reported at a later date when we really can't do anything about it so the the times when we actually get tyler report making. Go Out and do something. It's not very often. So what about what about goats some domestic goats. 'cause I know pack goats are used a fair amount the backcountry do they present the same issue? That's that's a good question. There are a lot of people looking into that right now if you look in Colorado Parks and wildlife bighorn sheep and mountain. Go hunting brochure. They ask you to leave your pet goats at home and the reason is that pack goats are known to carry the same bacteria. The domestic sheep do that caused diseases in wild sheep There have not been very many documented cases of of transmission between domestic goats and wild sheep but there have been some recent genetic studies that have shown that the exposure that wild cheap have had to these These bacteria throughout the West have almost exclusively at introduced by strains that are carried by domestic sheep and domestic goods so there is genetic proof out there that there has been transmission in the past. We just don't win. That has happened and so There have been some testing studies done on domestic pack. Does that show that the prevalence of these bacteria is much lower In goats than it is in domestic sheep and so there has been some question about whether we really need to restrict the use of domestic goats in the back country but I think the wildlife professionals right now. Are Airing on the side of caution. You know there may be an opportunity in there in the future to To develop some kind of testing system and kind of a a certification system that you know pack goats are are Bacteria free or something like that. You know that's a that's a way down the road and there are some. There are some challenges to doing that. But it's probably worth looking into further but for now you know. Our advice is to leave the pack goats out of occupied bighorn. Sheep Habitat so how close to these animals actually have to get to each other. And how long is an issue? Obviously they don't need to get to where they're co mingling and a domestic sheep is wondering with the wild sheep her or or what I mean. What does it look like? What's the distance and time

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

09:59 min | 1 year ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"National audience three dimensional well nestled at the base rocky mountain this show is about empowering you people and organizations that want to optimize their assets minimize taxes and empower their authentic well folks you have probably heard me talk about my you tube channel where and I released every single day and answer this is usually an eight to twelve minute answer to a specific financial question that is been asking anywhere from thirty to three hundred times every single month for the last several months and so I'm going to answer a few of those questions for you here and then the next segment and I get asked this question many times dot got a what is the best way to save for long term goals now a long term goal I would define as any financial goal where you were setting aside money for I I need to want five years or longer down the road it would definitely include to saving for retirement or maybe for a major purchase a home or what have you maybe college funding for your children or grandchildren and so that would be a long term goal and I've often said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is they choose short term investments for long range goals that's not the way to go that would be putting money and maybe a bank or credit union in a savings account earning the apathetic one percent rate of return for example when the curtain of inflation coming down at three or four miles an hour you're rowing upstream one mile an hour you're going backwards another mistake people make is they choose long term investments as if it was a short range goal in other words they put money into a long term investment like a mutual fund and then they treat it like it was a drive up window at a bank and they dip into it in a year or two or they get antsy because maybe they think they're missing out on opportunities what have you so the first thing is you want to choose a long term investments or strategies for long range goals now in the various books that I have written and I've been very blessed to write eleven thus far I am working on my twelfth right now and I talk about my a test of a prudent investment and it spells an acronym laser okay the L. stands for liquidity the S. stands for safety and the R. stands for return a rate of return and if there is any tax benefits that's sort of like icing on the cake and so this is what motivated me to co author with my two sons are most recent best selling book the laser fund because I have a particular Fundo wear I think it passes that laser test with flying colors in other words I think IT prudent investments first of all should be liquid to be able to access that money when you need it with maybe an electronic funds transfer phone calls and it doesn't incur penalties by the IRS if you dip into it because an IRA or four oh one K. if you touch that before age fifty nine and a half there's a ten percent penalty and so forth and so it's not as liquid there's penalties or you have to pay tax and so that's not really an investment that would pass the liquidity test real estate doesn't pass the liquidity test because you usually have to sell all of the real estate sometimes it may take you weeks or months to do that or you have to borrow the equity back out and it may be hard to qualify to borrow the equity out when you need the money the worst is the hardest to get to qualified so there's lots of investments that do not pass the liquidity test with flying colors my favorite vehicle which I called the laser firing I could access money in twenty four hours if I needed it most emergencies don't you don't need the money in twenty four hours usually a day or two or three and so many of the clients that I have coached through the years and my mentees they like the laser Fonda to be able to access money when they need it that's liquidity that's number one whenever I've gotten into trouble financially is because I lacked liquidity number two would be safety and I'm not just talking about the safety of the institution where my money is yes you want a a strong financial institution ranked high by many of the ranking agencies alike guys standard and poor's and the the various methods by which financial institutions with their acid test ratios on their assets and liabilities on their liquidity would pass the safety test but I'm also talking about the safety of principal that whenever I set aside money I don't want to lose at the principle that I've set aside especially due to market volatility and in the years that I make my name I want to have that become newly protected principle I don't want to ever lose in the future money that I've made in the past few years I was just having lunch with a very successful and businessmen and he is very savvy and it has made millions of dollars in real estate and in the market and so forth and he understands it really that if you can get an average return of seven eight nine even ten percent average especially this tax advantaged that will outperform most money in the market when you have some years where you have twenty and twenty five percent games but other years you have twenty thirty and forty percent losses and I can prove this mathematically all day long because when you have your money in the market and you lose let's say thirty three percent a hundred thousand goes down to sixty seven thousand eight thirty three percent loss has to be followed by a fifty percent gain to get back to break even C. sixty seven thousand have to have a fifty percent an increase to get back to your to your hundred thousand level many people in two thousand eight suffered a fifty percent loss a hundred thousand went down to fifty thousand well a fifty percent loss has to be followed by a hundred percent gain to get back what you lost I would just as soon not lose when the market goes down and make money every time the market goes up and that's what I call the laser fund and it is done through indexing so for example in two thousand one two thousand to two thousand three I may not have made very much money but I didn't lose most Americans lost forty percent and it took four years until two thousand seven to make back what they lost in that seven year period because I actually averaged a seven point two three percent and then by a re balancing a little over ten percent a million dollars in two thousand it was worth two million at the end of two thousand seven most people if they had a million Bucks in the year two thousand it dropped down to six hundred thousand and barely came back door a million in two thousand seven then one single year two thousand eight it dropped forty percent again a a million went down to six hundred thousand I didn't lose any money in two thousand seven two thousand eight I didn't make much of anything but didn't lose the first ninety days of two thousand nine many people following our indexing strategies locked in gains of sixteen percent tax free after not losing a dime at the end of the decade they had definitely double their money at the end of twelve years two thousand twelve most people that have their money in the market we're barely back to the million dollar break even point people following that indexing strategies had tripled their money a million was worth three million dollars this is because they did not lose when the market went down and they started making money again when the market recovers data going back up again you're not having to make up for the losses you just pick up where you left off more more or less and this is called lock in and reset which is one of my favorite strategies and so the dream solutions for long term goals like retirement or college funding is all talk about or any type of a goal where you're saving money for maybe a new home that's five years out I would strongly recommend that you choose a vehicle that passes the liquidity test safety test rate of return test with flying colors and if it has any tax benefits that's icing on the cake the reason why I like the laser funders because it's totally tax free is the only vehicle that I'm aware of in the Internal Revenue Code that allows you to accumulate access and transfer your money tax free when you ultimately die and it blossoms in value see municipal bonds do not blossom in value when you die a Roth IRA does not do that so this knocks the socks off of all of those and it usually produces at least a hundred percent more in net spendable retirement income if that is your long term goal then the same amount of money put into a traditional IRA or four oh one K. or even a Roth IRA or four oh one K. that's right the laser fund is often referred to by savvy CPA's in tax attorneys as the rich man's rod I wish I had more time in this segment but join me for the next segment but if you have to go over teaching and educational events and if you happen to live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area we're coming.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Blowtorch of the rocky mountain west good morning Kaling newsradio time five o'clock AM April's as far top story on this twenty second day of July a missing child alert is in place in Denver will explain what's going on next first traffic and weather together ten minutes on the our house is this early morning well it got construction and we got our first crash the morning drive already April got a record the west side of town westbound I. seventy at ward road looks like the left lane is blocked off cruiser there they've got a cold off there so it's a serious wreck could be there for a bit again that's westbound I. seventy a war or does some construction a watch out for cross town let's start out for the good news they pick up the cones there on eastbound I. seventy I. approaching the I. twenty five interchange that that blocked off for the overnight hours there you had to use a detour but they've got all that picked up now so those ramps are accessible watch out for the left lanes blocked off south down to twenty five Parker not sing major delays yet just travel through there with caution the ramp from what's worth east bounty for seventy closed until this Wednesday for construction you'll have to use an alternate route he's bound for seventy remains close between what's written Santa Fe until about five thirty this morning watch out for construction has that ramp eastbound I. seventy six to southbound I. twenty five blocked that should wrap up by about five thirty as well this report sponsored by express pros dot com August eighth is national interview day for express employment professionals apply now to start the search for your next job this is express pros dot com slash interview day for more information don't forget job seekers never pay a fee at express next updated five ten on K. away newsradio Colorado's news traffic and weather stations good Monday morning we're gonna see a mix of sun and clouds today thunderstorm activity should get going a lot earlier today than it did for most of us yesterday so in.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Watt blowtorch of the rocky mountain west news radio time is six o'clock I've gory Lopez our top story impeachment off the table but the dams in Congress still on the president will I be tales on that traffic and weather together job Morrissey real self drive door like on watch were to get a fresh westbound I. seventy past what's worth the jamming up that drive back into the R. Madikeri back I seventy six and then sell them walk through the two eighty five and handed you've got an accident that falls in big delay just try to get on the two eighty five in the tech center got a crash involving a motorcycle at orchard in Buckley also eastbound Arapahoe pass your cleaning up two separate accidents let's get you back to back to I twenty five on I twenty five downtown a pair of stalled semis both in and around twenty third one northbound I. twenty five twenty third the rightly one block at the at the on ramp from twenty third on the north and I twenty five forcing drivers to go through the grass and then over the curb and then through the dirt and then merge on the highway like the coming of the pits of Daytona this report is sponsored by American finance you refinance use your mortgage to save a thousand dollars or more each month without restarting your term it only takes ten minutes to get started when you choose American financing three oh three six nine five seven thousand or merited financing dot net analysts number one eight two three three four regulated by the division of real estate next update six fifteen K. we news radio Colorado's news traffic and weather day today temperatures made it to the mid nineties tonight we're looking at sixty nine degrees a few clouds out there and tomorrow we.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Rocky Mountain west. KOA NewsRadio time is five o'clock. I've Cory Lopez. Our top story, the battle over a census question for twenty twenty s eating up have details on that. I check in with John Morrissey. See what's going on the road. Couple of cars have broken down in their your way this afternoon. Dallas outside northbound I twenty five Lincoln avenue that stall. They just cooked it up and got it out of your way up at your back to back toward Surrey ridge. Northbound I twenty five at eighty four that's a right lane. Still got you back to into downtown new credible. Deterrent pike eastbound thirty six mccaslin. That's the heaviest part of the boulder turnpike. That's gonna really back trying to get where you need to go down door Denver. And in the Denver area in the downtown area. A lot of traffic leftover from that Rockies game I seventy six with a couple of problems eastbound, I seventy six twenty five got a couple of left lanes blocked by crash there. You're backed up volley back to the Wadsworth exit, westbound I seventy six seventy four. That crash. You got you backed up. All we back before commerce city I should back toward eighty eight and a crash. Northbound two to five at seventy is causing slowdowns in the Aurora area. This report sponsored by blue EMU blue EMU to Kane cream and blue EMU maximum arthritis cream boulder. Deep penetrating and odor free beat the bane Jewish and live life blue works fast and you won't stink available at nationwide retailers. Next update five fifteen KOA, NewsRadio Colorado's news, traffic, and weather station. Here in Colorado. Lots of sunshine, fifty three degrees tonight in Denver tomorrow, we were.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Thousand watt George of the Rocky Mountain west. From ABC news. I'm Michelle Franzen. New Zealand in shock from the deadly mass shooting that killed fifty injured. Nearly three dozen others. Police Commissioner Mike Busch says residents in church Christ Church will go back to their routines Monday and a new normal. We'll see a highly visible police presence on the streets are annual businesses. Our annual skulls and even in the air right across the country. So you will feel safe. A gunman stormed into two mosques during Friday prayers. Police say the suspect Brinton Tarrant is a self-described white supremacists. Who posted anti-immigrant documents online and stream some of the killings on social media. New Zealand Prime Minister just into Archer. And obviously these social media platforms have wide reach. This is a problem that goes well beyond New Zealand head has played out and other parts of the world. So whilst we might have seen action taken here that hasn't prevented them being. Related beyond museum shores as book criticized for allowing video stream and replay on its social media site issuing an update this morning that it's removed one and a half million videos of the attack former vice president and potential twenty twenty candidate Joe Biden, catching himself in mid sentence at democratic events in his home state of Delaware last night for the most progressive record of anybody running for the.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"George the Rocky Mountain west. From ABC news. I'm Richard Cantu. Ready for partial government, shutdown part to it happens. Friday of congressional negotiators can't agree on border security. And there at present bogged down bipartisan group of lawmakers at an impasse over the number of beds available to undocumented immigrants arrested by ice without enough bed. They would not be able to detain thousand ABC's. Tara Pell Mary, President Trump travels to El Paso on Monday to hold a campaign style rally in support of his border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has arrived in Afghanistan a previously unannounced trip during which you'll meet with US commanders and Afghan leaders. Amidst the push for peace with the Taliban. He told reporters on the trip over there that he'll stress to the Afghans. They must decide how to make peace with the Taliban Amy klobuchar. The Senator from Minnesota joined the growing field of democratic presidential wannabes for twenty twenty our nation. Must be governed. Not from chaos, but from opportunity not by wallowing over what's wrong. But by marching inexorably toward what's right, no easing of Virginia's political turmoil. An embarrassed right now to be from the Commonwealth of Virginia governor and attorney general mired in controversies over black face, the Lieutenant governor facing accusations of past sexual assault all say they won't resign. Governor Ralph north and thinks he's qualified to address racial inequality, but interviewed by CBS news had problems remembering that black people did not come to the US voluntarily the.

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"NewsRadio the fifty thousand watt George of the Rocky Mountain west. From ABC news. I'm Richard Cantu. Show them the money with another partial government shutdown looming. A lot of federal workers say they still haven't been paid since the last one here's ABC's Brian Clark, nearly two weeks later, many federal employees say they either haven't been paid or only received a small part of what they're owed to unions that represent FAA workers said their members are still owed money. The census bureau says about eight hundred fifty employees are owed money expects to pay them all by Friday. The White House office of management and budget says the administration took unprecedented steps to make sure employees were paid within a week. Ryan Clark ABC news. The administration is lifting consumer financial protection bureau regulations governing a controversial lending industry nnounced on Wednesday that they plan to roll back its rules for payday lenders. These are the financial institutions that give people emergency loans, one of the things that they're looking at saying that the payday lenders would no longer have to ensure that the person has the ability. To pay back the loan ABC's and Flaherty in Milwaukee. Twenty six year old man is in custody after seventeen year veteran police officer Matthew Rittner was shot and killed while trying to execute a search warrant chief Alfonso. Morales says the suspect is Jordan Frikkie the members on scene utilize tremendous..

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"rocky mountain" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"rocky mountain" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The population service because a lot of fruits would not be available without insects. And of course, they also provide some other services like decomposition. They are recycling. Nutrients say we've moved the Dong and the carrion which is on our fields allies, we will be completely swamped with this. Hawkish estimates. That ninety percent of all species are bugs, we don't even have names for most of them yet. We know so little about life on our planet, and we are searching for life out of space somewhere in trying to find aliens. But we have not even found all the species on our planet. And this means that we really need to intensify. Also, the research on these species because we only can preserve what we know take the mystery of the Rocky Mountain locust refused. Very very large swarms, which are described as the largest accumulations of insects ever seen on our planet. So these billions and trillions of individuals and even covering a surface larger than France us again fronts. Yeah, that's the beginning of the twentieth century and in my team far this. Species became extinct. We don't know exactly why we assume that these breeding places where destroyed by the transformation of natural habitats into agricultural farmland. There are clever ways to get at the health of today's population. Hawk Kirsch leads teams which track grasshoppers what my favorite one is the crow plane cross above which is endemic to step in southern France behaves, like a stone. It looks like a stone doesn't really jump. If you come closer. So we found that when we want to monitor the species that it was very very difficult. So what we did is now to use detection dogs, which are much better in finding these insects docks. So you can actually train docs, very well for finding everything and they're even good in finding a single insect species. So they are maybe fifty different grasshopper species in this area. But only finds this one species research for there's a picture of one of the dogs on our. Website. Her name's hero. And there's a crow playing grasshopper sitting on her nose. The team's work has helped establish that that species is now critically endangered..

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