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Acronyms in Aviation Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 30 in the month September, Earth Calendar year 2021. Nowadays there seems to be an acronym for everything. Whether it is for AARP – American Association of Retired Persons (wish I belonged to that), or on our pilot check lists, like GUMPS,(Gas/Undercarriage/Mixture/ Prop/ Safety belts. Other aviation examples are ...
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Exploring an epic Colorado river during record-breaking drought

Climate change is sucking water from the West’s beloved rivers, but there are lessons to be found in the change. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/exploring-an-epic-colorado-river-during-record-breaking-drought On the third day of a six-day trip down the Yampa River, we started walking. A slurry of flash rainstorms had rattled our tents the night before and raised our hopes the river would ...
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Click here for original post An EcoFlight tour flies over some existing wind turbines Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during a Lava Ridge Wind Proposal tour flight near Buhl SHOSHONE — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a commercial-scale wind energy facility that is proposed to be constructed on BLM-managed public land ...
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Groups Push Forest Service to Update Planning Effort

Click here for original post From the air, no clear boundary delineates the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. On paper and in the public sphere, however, the two federal public landscapes soon may become very distinct. If Scott Laird and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership have their wish, “soon” will become “now.” “There’s momentum here,” Laird ...
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Comment period opens for massive Lava Ridge Wind Project

Click here for original post An EcoFlight tour flies over some existing wind turbines Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during a Lava Ridge Wind Proposal tour flight near Buhl. BOISE — U.S. officials are taking comments on plans for a proposed energy project in south-central Idaho that would more than double the amount of wind energy ...
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon reopens to traffic Saturday morning

The roadway is open between mile post 116 in Glenwood Springs and 133 in Dotsero I-70 through Glenwood Canyon reopens to traffic Saturday morning Eric Lutzens, The Denver Post Colorado Department of Transportation crews continue cleanup and repair after several recent mudslides on Interstate 70 in Glenwood canyon on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. This stretch of ...
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Click here for original post A large mudslide in Glenwood Canyon is seen from an EcoFlight Saturday between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs. The canyon might be closed for weeks as crews clean up the mess and repair damage.Chris Dillmann/cdillmann@vaildaily.com Crews work to clear Glenwood Canyon Saturday. The canyon has been closed to traffic since July ...
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The ‘Rocky Mountain High’ singer passed away in 1997 at age 53 https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/john-denver-family-pal-speaks-out Bruce Gordon’s life was forever impacted after befriending John Denver. The singer/songwriter, known for his sunny hits from the ‘70s such as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” was killed instantly in 1997 when his experimental plane crashed into Monterey Bay. ...
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The recurrent theme of our summers of late is fire and smoke. The phrase out of the frying pan and into the fire for our flights has been “out of the smoke and into the smoke.” What a month it has been. Right now, there are 105 fires burning in literally all of our western ...
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The John Denver Only We Know

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