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2012-09-12 23:03:05

As the summer festival season winds down, the spectacular aspen-covered mountainsides provide breathtaking views and the perfect backdrop for this upcoming autumn events season here in Telluride,

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2010-09-21 08:25:00

Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.

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2008-02-25 10:00:00

Railroads, ranching and livestock brought West its own 'Dust Bowl' in 1800s.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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