Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas

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With Wyoming and South Dakota in our rear view mirror, we look toward Colorado, and a hot spot I have been anxious to visit. Trinidad Colorado is located just a few miles north of the Colorado – New Mexico border, and home to the Trinidad Reservoir. Trinidad Colorado

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Backyard farms growing trend in Southern Colorado

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COLORADO SPRINGS - It's becoming more common than ever to have chickens and even goats as your next door neighbors. As families become more focused on knowing where their food comes from, the practice of urban farming is a growing trend in Southern Colorado.

The Scariest thing in Colorado.

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These special interests have amassed over $4 million to convince Coloradans to surrender their right to initiate important changes to Colorado law. Relephant: Why your Mindful Vote Matters in Colorado.

ABA Field Guides to Birds of Colorado and Florida

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Like the two previous books in the series, the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey by Rick Wright and the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado by Ted Floyd (photographs for all three primarily by master photographer Brian E. From the ABA Field Guide to Birds of Colorado. But, the ordering gets tricky in Colorado , in which space allocation per species is highly variable. (It Reviews ABA Colorado field guide Florida

Colorado Bans Greyhound Racing


This week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the prohibition of greyhound racing in Colorado. This makes Colorado the 39th state in America to ban greyhound racing! Read More The post Colorado Bans Greyhound Racing appeared first on Ecorazzi.

What is the State Bird of Colorado?

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Colorado is unique in many respects, so it comes as no surprise that its residents went in a different direction when selecting their state bird. Instead, they are summer visitors, moving up to Colorado in the warm months to breed before returning to wintering grounds in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. Birds Colorado Lark Bunting state bird

A Colorful Finch in Colorful Colorado

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Now, here in Colorado this is the season for the high-country birds. This is my time of year to explore thin air and look for unique Colorado breeders. Try hiking a Colorado 14,000 foot mountain and your chances of having these guys at your feet rise exponentially.

Gunman Enters Planned Parenthood in Colorado.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Colorado mass shooting planned parenthood SpringsAt least 11 people were injured, including 5 police officers. The suspect is in custody after a standoff that lasted more than 5 hours.

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

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When I first became director for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, quite a few folks told me I was crazy. . The Colorado River is a lost cause,” they said. . There are countless stakeholders who all depend on the Colorado River. .

Debunking Colorado Stereotypes (Sort Of).

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I’m seeing a lot of Colorado stereotypes being thrown around with the recent legalization of weed, so I thought I’d take a moment to debunk (some) of them. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Denver Colorado crunchy mile high Native stereotypes

Hope on the Prairie: The Black-Footed Ferret Returns to Colorado

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Once believed extinct, black-footed ferrets are now returning to native habitat in Colorado and other states. By Matt Moorhead, The Nature Conservancy’s Southeast Colorado Project Director . It’s likely that ferrets have been absent from eastern Colorado for more than 100 years.

Xcel Energy seeks to buy the votes of Boulder, Colorado.

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” Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Steve Fenberg of New Era Colorado. Boulder, Colorado, voted to get more green energy. Xcel Energy: “A Major Corporation Masquerading as a Fake Organization to have Serious Influence over our Electoral Process for their Financial Gain.”

Yogis With Guns: Thoughts on Arapahoe, Colorado. ~ Erik Vienneau

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How to Stop the Imminent Threat of Fracking in Boulder, Colorado.

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Colorado’s biggest hotel gets 4 Green Key rating

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Colorado’s biggest hotel gets 4 Green Key rating is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Colorado Denver Hotels News North America United States Green Key Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel| Green Travel News |.

Why your Mindful Vote Matters in Colorado.

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And, what does it say about Colorado that our ballot contains a measure that would limit our democratic rights (71), but two initiatives (75 and 78) that would protect us against fracking didn’t make it on the ballot ? So how do we vote mindfully in the upcoming Colorado election?

In Colorado, “Pot Belly” Has a Whole New Meaning.

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In Colorado, the typical customer who stood in line for opening day of recreational marijuana sales was middle-aged and a little paunchy. Was it the potato chips?

A Stylish Way to Support Colorado Flood Relief: Wherever You Are. {elephant Partner}

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By now, the entire country has heard about the devastating flood in Elephant Journal’s home of Boulder Colorado.

The Colorado Democracy Wars. ~ Cliff Willmeng

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Conscious Media Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. {Sponsor} ~ Una Morera

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Sweeping awards in major festivals around the globe, this film will open the Conscious Media Film Festival—a two day event with nine films that will expand your mind.

Yoga Journal Colorado is Here! Join us or enter to win 2 tickets. {elephant Sponsor}

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Poetry from a Colorado Wildfire. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Colorado Woman Breastfeeds Labrador Puppy to Save His Life


A beautiful act of compassion towards another species was displayed, when a Colorado woman shared her breast milk with a newborn mixed-breed Labrador puppy. Read More The post Colorado Woman Breastfeeds Labrador Puppy to Save His Life appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Colorado Town Bans Fracking


Fracking and its safety continue to be on everyone’s minds, and one town in Colorado has become the first in the state to outlaw the oil and gas drilling practice. The Colorado Oil and Gas

Mindful Giveaway: Enter to Win Passes to Yoga Journal Conference Colorado. {elephant Partner}

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September 22-29, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado. elephant journal is excited to partner with Yoga Journal to give away two passes to the Yoga Journal Conference, Colorado in September to you, our wonderful readers! Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Yoga — Featured Events asana Colorado free free tickets health meditation mindful yoga journal yoga teacher yoga teacher training Giveaway: Enter to Win Two Day Passes to Yoga Journal Live in the Rockies!

It’s a Big Day for Boulder, Colorado. ~ Rob Jackson

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Colorado’s First Annual Cross-Cultural Shamanic Conference. ~ Jyoti Wind

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Alyssa Milano Tweets to Help Animals Stranded by Colorado Flood


Alyssa Milano tweeted to encourage those in the northern Colorado area to help the Colorado Horse Food Bank deliver hay to animals stranded by the flood. Read More The post Alyssa Milano Tweets to Help Animals Stranded by Colorado Flood appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Colorado Communities to Come Together for Flood Recovery

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Last month, historic flooding slammed Colorado, and the effects and loss are still being felt. Colorado Flood Recovery Weekend events will be taking place in Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, and Greely, among some of the hardest hit places.

Shelter Dogs and Cats Become Colorado’s Official State Pet


Colorado''s governor recently handed shelter dogs and cats the great honor of becoming the official state pet. Read More The post Shelter Dogs and Cats Become Colorado’s Official State Pet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

5 Reasons Why Wanderlust Colorado Fulfills All Your Wildest 4th of July Weekend Fantasies. {Partner}

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A Big Step Forward: Civil Union Bill Passes in Colorado.

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The True Story of a 4-year-old Colorado Cannabis Refugee.

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Solar Financing Finally Reaches Colorado Non-Profits

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Thanks to a new program, developed by Colorado-based solar integrator Bella Energy, non-profit solar financing has finally reached Colorado. Former Director of Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, Diane Dandeneau, developed Community Solar Partners to help Coloradans, who had no solar financing programs available, afford the switch to solar. Specializing in mid to large scale solar electric systems, Bella Energy is one of Colorado's largest solar energy companies.

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I feel so sad, tonight. ~ Waylon Lewis, on Boulder, Colorado.

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I feel so sad tonight.

Jon Cooper, ebbu, Denver, Colorado, on Tips for Self Leadership

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Self-leadership occurs when you are your own boss. This may mean that you literally are your own boss because you own the company, or, it could mean that you are taking ownership of your own performance by self-managing. The following tips will prove to be very helpful when engaging in self-leadership: Hold Yourself Accountable The […].

Walk the Talk Show: Waylon Lewis on “Club Yoga” at Wanderlust, Colorado.

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elephant reviews: Bohemian Biergarten in Boulder, Colorado.

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10 Reasons Biergarten is the best thing to happen to Boulder lately: I went last night for the first time—the Biergarten’s first Saturday night. It was packed, line out the door.

The 3 Most Wanderlust-Worthy Waterfalls in Colorado

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Whether the water is crashing from the highest heights or trickling from a bubbly brook, the mere sound of water in motion is enough to strike awe, summon peace, and stir wonder in it’s spectators. For those of us that have wanderlust brewing in our souls, witnessing the world is an integral part of the […].

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Colorado RE Power Generation Company – Cool Energy, Inc. – Achieves Record Performance Numbers

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a clean energy power equipment company with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, set new records for its advanced Stirling Engine technology that recovers waste heat and exhaust from commercial sources. Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office.

Artist’s Plans to Cover Arkansas River with Miles of Fabric Halted; Opponents Sue Colorado Park Board

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One of their artistic aspirations was to drape shimmering silver-colored fabric over several miles of the Arkansas River in Southern Colorado, a project called ‘ Over the River ‘ And Christo, still working on this dream, made headway in late June when the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Board decided to support the endeavor. Click here to view the embedded video. You may have never heard of the artist, Christo , by name.

Colorado Air Quality Rules a Step in the Right Direction

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Photo by Sarah White, courtesy of Conservation Colorado. By Catherine Collentine, Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas Campaign Representative, Colorado. These rules are an exciting step forward for Colorado in regulating oil and gas emissions across the state.

Last Chance to catch early bird pricing for Wanderlust Colorado.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to secure advance price tickets for Wanderlust Colorado—an epic yoga and music festival in the mountains.