“We hear from people all over the world who watch the cameras of Glacier while they’re at work in busy cities,” Lauren Alley, the public affairs officer for the park said. “Our snow family is a really popular one. Kids from around the country watch that one. It’s popular in classrooms in places like Florida, where they can watch and learn about the snow.” … [Read more...] about Watch: Black Bear Wakes Up From Hibernation In Glacier National Park
—The last mile: In Puerto Rico, more than six months after Hurricane Maria hit, there’s still a group of communities without power, The Post’s Arelis R. Hernández reports. “Many residents report that having been without power for so long has led them to lose faith in the state-owned power company and, ultimately, the island’s government,” she writes. And as more than 1,200 FEMA-provided generators still provide the primary power source for many of the island's hospitals, police and fire stations, correctional facilities and water pumps, residents are wary that another hurricane season is just months away. … [Read more...] about The Energy 202: Fox News disrupts Scott Pruitt’s otherwise friendly conservative media tour
Dec. 1: Lighter Side of Christmas Parade - "Christmas in the Stars" — 6 p.m., downtown Woodland Park.Dec. 1-31 Christmas Lights Helicopter Tours — 6-10 p.m., Colorado Springs Airport, 1575 Aviation Way. Call or go online for prices and registration: 868-5580. … [Read more...] about Santa, Christmas Carols, light displays and so many more events for the holidays
At the end of another dirt road sits Black Mesa Community School, where principal Marie Rose does her best to deliver an education to the 63 students despite the vagaries of the roads. While occasional snow days are familiar anywhere, the challenge for Black Mesa comes when melting snow turns dirt roads to mud. On a good day the school bus ride is two hours each way for some children. One family lives 80 miles away, but the route becomes 140 miles when a wash floods a road a few times a year. Students can end up missing two weeks of school over January and February because of the roads, leaving only March uninterrupted to prepare for the standardized tests of April. To pass the time on a bus marooned in the mud, the children will watch movies on the bus driver’s phone or sing a traditional Navajo peyote song. “A human rights abuse is what it is,” Rose told me. “The kids have a right to an education, but we don’t give them 100 percent because of the road … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?