Bobbe Jones

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Tracy Fugere

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Bobbe Jones

Resolve to try forest bathing in 2020

I’ve been looking forward to 2020. My daughter graduates from high school this year, and references and jokes about clear vision have coursed through our family for a long time. Now that the new...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Resolve to be curious about the natural world

We’re almost to mid-January. How are those New Year’s resolutions going? I’m still vacillating over whether or not to actually make any resolutions. I have a number of goals for 2019, but I view...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Winter survival depends on animals’ ability to adapt

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an official El Niño warning for this winter based on temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. An El Niño doesn’t always mean colder...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

On Earth Day, consider your role in planet’s health

Earth Day has focused on many things since its inception in 1970. When it began, there was very little concern on a political level about the perils of human impact on our planet. Rachel Carson’s...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Nature Studies Kingfisher reminds us to take solace in dark days

The holidays are upon us whether we’re ready or not and with or without the snow. The winter solstice Dec. 21 is the year’s shortest day and brings with it the official onset of winter. It also is...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

This bird of Thanksgiving is cunning in the wild

November is a time of thanksgiving, and for some reason, the turkey is the symbol of our thankfulness. I say “for some reason” because historians are not absolutely sure where this tradition...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Check out energy savings at local libraries

Since 2009, Empire Electric has helped its customers understand and potentially reduce their electricity usage with the use of Kill A Watt electricity usage monitors, available on loan through five...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Empire strives to provide reasonable rates

Most of us dread seeing a rate change letter come in the mail. In December, you received such a letter from Empire Electric Association's General Manager Neal Stephens notifying members of an...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

New lighting standards: Five myths and misconceptions

Empire Electric promotes energy savingsMyth #1: The government is banning incandescent lightbulbs and forcing you to buy CFLS.There is no ban on any technology and incandescent lightbulbs are not...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Appliances still use energy in the off position

If your cell phone charger is left plugged in after charging your phone, does it still use electricity? Does a screen-saver reduce the energy use of your monitor? The answer to both these questions...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Construction begins on new engineering/operations building

I am pleased to report that construction has commenced on the engineering and operations complex about 1.8 miles north of our current headquarter building in Cortez. Grand Junction-based Chamberlin...

DATE: June 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Retrofits help companies save

Many people have heard the phrase, “It is the little things that add up to big changes.” For Tri-State members, it’s the lighting changes that are adding up to big savings.Basin Electric Class A...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

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