Positively Karen

Now and Then Spring, earth awakens from its winter slumber. My rose bushes are covered with petite unfurled leaves. Bulbs have burst, sending verdant stalks up three inches above the soil. Doves have built their nests (of sorts) and laid their eggs. One egg has already slipped through loosely woven twigs to land unbroken on…

Take Mom Fishing!

Popular Mother’s Day event known for great fishing and fun Norwood, CO, 5/1/17: It’s time once again for the Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby, at Miramonte Lake on Sunday, May 14, 2017, from 6a-3p, with $500 in cash and more prizes up for grabs. Miramonte Lake, located in the Dan Noble State Wildlife…

Dolores River Rafting Is Back!

A New Perspective from the Beautiful Dolores River via Rafting By Molly Mickel, March 16, 2017: For the first time in over a decade the Dolores River will receive consistent flow releases from McPhee reservoir. That means consistent rafting on this extremely special and unique river. A true classic western river, the Dolores is on…

Road Runner Has New Wheels

The Durango-Grand Junction bus route gets an upgrade The Colorado Department of Transportation has leased a newer bus to serve the Durango-Grand Junction inter-city bus route. The bus has been serving the Bustang regional service operated by CDOT on I 25 and I 70. It will replace a 1999 bus. The bus comes equipped with…

The Sunshine #8-2 Apr/May 2017

More Than This “I could feel at the time There was no way of knowing Fallen leaves in the night Who can say where they’re blowing As free as the wind And hopefully learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of turning” ‘More Than This’, written and sung by Bryan Ferry, is…

Engineers Design “Tree-on-a-Chip”

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power Engineers have designed a microfluidic device they call a “tree-on-a-chip,” which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and other plants. Image: news.mit.edu Requires no moving parts or external pumps, able to pump water and sugars through chip at steady flow rate for days March 20, 2017: Trees and other…