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Supermarket giant tests growing hydroponic produce in Eastside QFC stores

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Latino Marine vet suing for $1M over wrongful immigration arrest

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Millis girls eliminate Amesbury 2-0, head to Saturday soccer final against Millbury

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Millis girls eliminate Amesbury 2-0, head to Saturday soccer final against Millbury

LYNN — For three straight seasons, Millis and Amesbury High’s girls soccer teams had to go through each other to get the chance to play for the MIAA Division 4 state title. As was the case in the previous two seasons, Millis prevailed. This time, the Tomahawks shut out the Indians 2-0 in the state […]

The Summit Foundation names Howard and Sue Carver as Outstanding Philanthropists for many contributions to community

FRISCO — Howard and Sue Carver, The Summit Foundation’s Outstanding Philanthropists for 2019, have lived in Summit County since 1998. They started their philanthropy when Howard retired from a 35-year career at powerful accounting firm Ernst...

Pa. looking to address transportation funding for PennDOT, Turnpike in next year`s budget

House and Senate leaders say the state should change funding for transit, state police while the economy is strong and money available.

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Teach Inventing To Kids?

dryriver writes: Everybody seems to think these days that kids desperately need to learn how to code when they turn six years old. But this ignores a glaring fact -- the biggest shortage in the future labor market is not people who can code competently in Python, Java or C++, it is people who can actually discover or invent completely new and better ways of doing things, whether this is in CS, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or other fields. If you look at the history of great inventors, the last truly gifted, driven and prolific non-corporate inventor is widely regarded to be Nikola Tesla, who had around 700 patents to his name by the time he died. After Tesla, most new products, techniques and inventions have come out of corporate, government or similar structures, not from a good old-fashioned, dedicated, driven, independent-minded, one-person inventor who feverishly dreams up new things and new possibilities and works for the betterment of humanity. How do you teach inventing to kids? By teaching them the methods of Genrikh Altshuller, for example. Seriously, does teaching five to seven year olds 50-year-old CS/coding concepts and techniques do more for society than teaching kids to rebel against convention, think outside the box, turn convention upside down and beat their own path towards solving a thorny problem? Why does society want to create an army of code monkeys versus an army of kids who learn how to invent new things from a young age? Or don`t we want little Nikola Teslas in the 21st Century, because that creates "uncertainty" and "risk to established ways of doing things?" Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Porsche takes another swipe at Tesla with ‘entry level’ Taycan 4S EV

Hear that, Tesla? That`s the silent sound of Porsche trying to catch up.  Porsche announced the Taycan as its first all-electric vehicle in September, but since that time, the German automaker has already unveiled two variations on its four-door sports sedan. At the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, the company debuted a third variant, the "entry level" Taycan 4S , scheduled for release in 2020. Dat blue tho ... Image: Porsche The Taycan 4S has a shorter range than the Taycan Turbo, with an estimated 253 miles per charge compared to up to 280 miles. (Although the 4S can get even more mileage with an extended battery pack, but that comes at an additional cost.) It also has a relatively cheaper starting price: $103,800. For comparison, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S start at $150,000 and $185,000, respectively. That`s real money, people. Read more... More about Tesla , Porsche , Electric Vehicles , Porsche Taycan 4s , and Tech

Vibes could fall victim to slash of Minor League Baseball teams

In case you`ve been living under a rock and haven`t heard, Minor League Baseball is being threatened with massive cuts. And yes, that means the Rocky Mountain Vibes , which play a short season at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs, might not survive. Or, as the Vibes` president and general manager Chris Phillips says in a letter to the community, "This proposal from Major League Baseball is not just an attack on Minor League baseball, but a threat to the livelihood of communities like ours." Go here for some background on this movement to curtail the minors. Here`s Phillips` entire statement below, or refer to the Vibes` Facebook page for a video of Vibes President and General Manager Chris Phillips reading the statement here : As many of you have probably already read about on social media and have seen on the news, there’s been a lot of discourse surrounding Major League Baseball’s proposed reduction of the Minor League System, which would wipe out over 40 teams across the country, eliminating all teams in states like Colorado and Montana, including your hometown Vibes.…

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

WASHINGTON  | Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine. He said “everyone was in the loop” about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to announce investigations into a Ukraine gas company and the 2016 U.S. election. […]

Little-known protein appears to play important role in obesity and metabolic disease

With unexpected findings about a protein that`s highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and metabolism. The discovery could lead to new approaches for addressing obesity and potentially many other diseases.

This Surprisingly Affordable Wine Has Been Tapped as the Best of 2019

Wine Enthusiast has named its top 100 new wines of 2019, and you can pick up their top pick for just $18 a bottle. Yep, you read that right. This year`s winner is Nino Franco NV Rustico Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore). Priced at an absurdly affordable $18, the budget Italian wine was ...

Performance Pick: Vibration Group at LACE

A space commune of chosen fam seeks refuge… Vibration Group is a new sci-fi rock opera from Anna Luisa Petrisko and company, but visitors to see its performances at LACE on Hollywood Boulevard this weekend are transported off-world way before the music starts. Combining the elegant quirk of a DIY aesthetic with a slick, retro-futurist […] The post Performance Pick: <I>Vibration Group</i> at LACE appeared first on LA Weekly .

FBI investigating “criminal enterprise” in connection with arrested Epstein guards

Zero Hedge | The FBI is treating Epstein`s death as a criminal matter, according to Bloomberg. The post FBI investigating “criminal enterprise” in connection with arrested Epstein guards appeared first on Intellihub .

A beloved staple of the holiday season in a new medium

It’s a Wonderful Life, a new opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, started its performance life with a workshop at CU Boulder in 2016, then went to its world premiere in Houston, followed by performances in Indiana and San Francisco, and now it returns to Boulder. Based on the much loved film […] The post A beloved staple of the holiday season in a new medium appeared first on Boulder Weekly .

Supermarket giant tests growing hydroponic produce in Eastside QFC stores

The first harvest of greens at those stores will come next week, and the company plans to expand to 15 QFCs in Washington and Oregon by April.

GoFundMe started to raise money for victims of weekend structure fire near Elk Mountain

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Lifelong Routt County resident David Stone has always been one to help others during a hard time and rarely asks for anything in return. But when a structure fire on Sunday destroyed his mechanic...

Polis says he’s not playing favorites in Altitude Sports dispute

Comcast donated $25,000 to Gov. Jared Polis`s inauguration earlier this year. But that donation, Polis said Wednesday through a spokesman, played no role in the governor`s decision to publicly apply pressure last week on Altitude Sports, which is locked in an ongoing contract dispute with Comcast.

Wildlife Window: Swans can be found a-swimming on Colorado waters

Tundra swans — long-called “whistling swans” until an official name change a few years ago — regularly visit Colorado in late autumn with a few lingering through winter.

Late Night Randomness (22 Photos)

Late Night Randomness is a collection of photos we have found in searching the web that doesn’t necessarily fit in with our other posts or is perhaps a little too edgy to present earlier in the day. They’re still cool and beautiful, so we wanted to share them with you. Do you have an image … The post Late Night Randomness (22 Photos) appeared first on Suburban Men .

Injury-plagued Avalanche hangs on to beat Flames, improves to 5-1 in last six games

Some big names not on the Avalanche`s injured list came through with big games Tuesday night as the Scotiabank Saddledome.

As Apple’s Austin expansion takes shape, questions remain in Boulder

BOULDER — Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) announced Wednesday the start of construction of a major expansion of its Austin operations hub. Meanwhile, the company continues to be tight-lipped about its growth in Boulder.  The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is building a $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Texas’ capital, with the capacity to house as many as 15,000 employees. That facility is expected to open in 2022 and will initially be a home base for 5,000 workers.  The Austin expansion plans were first announced in 2018 — the same time Apple said it would add hundreds of new jobs in Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York. This growth is part of the firm’s plans to create 20,000 jobs in the United States by 2023. Details about the firm’s plans in Boulder remain scant, but BizWest recently confirmed Apple employees have begun working in a new office space on Sterling Drive. Apple has declined in the past to disclose specific employee counts for its Boulder offices, but has provided a range of 100 to 250 employees. That headcount could jump to 250 to 500 by 2022. Requests for comment from Apple were ignored Wednesday. The new campus in Austin will produce, among other products, Apple’s new MacBook Pro. “Building the Mac Pro, Apple’s most powerful device ever, in Austin is both a point of pride and a testament to the enduring power of American ingenuity,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “With the construction of our new campus in Austin now underway, Apple is deepening our close bond with the city and the talented and diverse workforce that calls it home.

Inside People: Jane Hull, first female editor of the Trail-Gazette?

Her name was Jane Hull. She was a summer resident of Estes Park from approximately 1926-1932. She was very popular with the community, attended many events, published poetry and was photographed by famous photographers. And she was the first female editor of the Estes Park Trail, which is the forefather of the modern-day Trail-Gazette. She […]

Housing, Eurozone construction, Singapore, Consumer comfort, Air freight

You can see from the charts how depressed this cycle has been, and how housing has stalled out overall for the last few years, and all with ultra low mortgage rates: Permits which are more volatile have ‘spiked’ back to 1965 levels when the population was about half: A relatively small economy but the drop […] The post Housing, Eurozone construction, Singapore, Consumer comfort, Air freight appeared first on The Center of the Universe .

Latino Marine vet suing for $1M over wrongful immigration arrest

A Michigan-born Marine veteran who was wrongly detained by immigration agents for three days last year has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the federal government.

RHONJ Recap: Teresa Gets `Draining` Call from Joe, Then Flirts with Tony the Pool Contractor

"Look at you! Mamma mia! You want him, huh?" a stunned Joe Gorga says to his sister.

Dayspring Christian plans to turn the tables on Sedgwick Country in 8-man playoff

The Dayspring Christian Academy football team took time to exhale on Saturday — but only for a brief moment. As the Eagles scrambled to get past Vail Christian 38-30 in a Class 1A 8-man quarterfinal... The post Dayspring Christian plans to turn the tables on Sedgwick Country in 8-man playoff appeared first on Greeley Tribune .

Boulder’s Gregory Allen Isakov’s ‘Evening Machines’ receives Grammy nomination

Boulder-based singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov has been nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, the musician spends much of his time on his Boulder County three-acre farm, where he can be found cultivating crops to sell to area restaurants. The farm is on […]

Ambassador Gordon Sondland chooses to save himself, not Trump

WASHINGTON — Minutes after he took his seat Wednesday in the House impeachment hearing, Ambassador Gordon Sondland made himself clear: He had come to save his own reputation, not the president’s.

WATCH: Heavy snow on Vail Mountain, On the Hill with John LaConte

Take a run down Slifer Express with John and Polina LaConte on the first snowy day of Vail`s 2019-20 season.

Kevin Dillon Divorce Finalized, He Keeps House and Cars But Owes $2 Mil

"Entourage" star Kevin Dillon`s ongoing divorce drama is finally over, and although he probably won`t be shouting, "VICTORY!" ... it seems like a pretty good deal. According to new docs, obtained by TMZ ... the judge signed off on a final judgment…

Care and Share needs thousands of turkeys for holiday giving

Care and Share Food Bank is aiming to collect 2,500 frozen turkeys by Dec. 16, and everyone can help. Care and Share team members and volunteers will be collecting frozen turkey donations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at six participating King Soopers locations, according to Chief Operating Officer Shannon Brice. The nonprofit collected […] The post Care and Share needs thousands of turkeys for holiday giving appeared first on The Colorado Springs Business Journal .

Lamar Police Report: Customer allegedly threatening employees at Pilot Flying J Truckstop

Nov. 15 Officer responded to 300 block of N 11th Street on a report of a cold domestic violence. Upon further investigation, Raiko Garcia, 30, of Lamar was placed into custody and transported to the Prowers County Jail, where he is being charged with criminal mischief and related charges. Mr. Garcia is being held on […]

Senior Planet Center’s Grand Opening in Denver Ushers In A New Era for Older Adults in Colorado

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Planet Center in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood.  The center will provide a home for dozens of free programs and courses for people [...] This post Senior Planet Center’s Grand Opening in Denver Ushers In A New Era for Older Adults in Colorado previously appeared on North Forty News .