Double D Ranch

18 Apr 19
Carrot Ranch Literary Community

When you have nothing but the sack slung over your back, beggars can’t be choosers. But does lack or a downturn in circumstances really negate choice? Who says, “Beggars can’t be choosers”? Writers explored the proverb and its potential for stories. Pack a little sack, fling it over your shoulder, and come with us on […]

17 Apr 19
JC Flooring

Contents Tankless water heater install. fence Water heater install. fence. counter tops Flooring cost guide offers Popcorn ceiling texture calculator. Carpet Installation Fox Lake Hills Il Cooper's Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care is Local and Trustworthy. Mchenry & Lake County Illinois. Carpet … Just minutes from: Algonquin, Antioch, Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Fox […]

16 Apr 19
Party on the Trails

I was going to write something last week and discuss the past couple weekends but I just too busy. I would say the main thing that has been happening, is that I have been consistent with the bigger volume weeks. Which is awesome! Haven’t been able to achieve that ever. Another thing is that the […]

14 Apr 19
The Yellow Pine Times

Thunderbolt (Warm Lake area) Thunderbolt Mountain Elevation 8,652 ft This granite dome is viewed as you approach the summit. [1990] Copyright Tom Lopez; Idaho: A Climbing Guide — — Thunderbolt Mountain is located in central Idaho’s Salmon River Mountains, just north of Warm Lake. Tom Lopez says this peak may have the best views in […]

13 Apr 19
Energy in Demand - Sustainable Energy - Rod Janssen

Jesse Barron writes a long article on the New York Times website about how big business is hedging its bets in the energy transition. It will take you a few minutes but it is worth reading. How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse Rex Tillerson stood under a 32-foot pipe organ at the Morton […]

12 Apr 19
1-2-3 SPORTS!

25 Years Ago, Michael Jordan Played Double-A Baseball, That’s Insane Here’s a great read with an interesting angle on Michael Jordan’s season playing minor league baseball, which is – I can’t believe this – twenty-five years ago. First, let’s take a moment to appreciate how insane this scenario was. Michael Jordan, the best basketball player […]

12 Apr 19
Update News Portal

Rex Tillerson stood under a 32-foot pipe organ at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, explaining how the world worked. It was May 2015, in the middle of an oil-price crash, and Exxon Mobil’s earnings had fallen 46 percent compared with the same quarter the year before. But Tillerson, then Exxon’s chief executive, […]

12 Apr 19

PAYIN’ ATTENTION by Carole Jarvis “I told ya’ once, it’s the second gate, and leave the thing open! Close the one with fingertrap; that’s where they’ll water—I’m hopin’. “Now pay attention; watch fer cows; make sure the fences are up. Keep yer mind on what we’re doin’ out here, and quit lookin’ fer buttercup!” Then […]

12 Apr 19
The Denver Post
The best place to live in Colorado isn’t Aspen, Boulder, Cherry Creek or even Washington Park. According to the website Niche, it is Holly Hills, a census-designated place in Arapahoe County. Out of the 513 areas in Colorado that Niche ranked, the neighborhood of around 2,800 people was named as the best place to live, the best place to raise a family and the best place to retire, a rare triple crown. A view of the Holly Hills neighborhood from Google Earth. “Holly Hills rose to No. 1 by excelling in factors like cost of living, local housing, area public schools, diversity, and walkability,” said spokeswoman Jessica Hair in an email. Accolades aside, even Colorado natives may not be familiar with Holly Hills, which is about halfway between downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center. It is nestled between Monaco Parkway and Interstate 25, north of Hampden Avenue and south of E. Iliff Avenue. RELATED: Colorado has a lot to lose if recession hits, but many experts say that isn’t imminent “I have lived in this neighborhood for 30 years and I love the proximity of it to all areas of metro Denver. Where I live is close to the light rail, Highline Canal, and several shopping areas, it’s like a mini city in and of itself,” wrote one resident on Niche. “Very family friendly with the bonus of great Cherry Creek Schools without having to go all the way to the suburbs, making the commute much easier,” wrote another reviewer. Niche, a Pittsburgh company that rates workplaces, schools and communities, studied a long list of items to come up with its 2019 rankings. Some of the weightier measures include the cost of living, the share of residents with a college degree, available and attainable housing, the quality of public schools and the diversity of residents in terms of age, ethnicity and incomes. Pine Brook Hill, a town of about 1,000 outside Boulder, was named the second-best place to live in the state. Median home prices there are double those of Holly Hills, but nearly half the population has a master’s degree or higher and households earn a high income. The schools receive high grades, but the area was docked for a lack of diversity. Two Denver neighborhoods claimed the third and fourth spots for Colorado — South Park Hill and Wellshire. “Even though Park Hill is in the middle of a big city, it does not feel that way. The neighborhood is busy and welcoming, but not overwhelming,” commented one resident. Superior in Boulder County was named the fifth-best place to live in Colorado, while Eastridge Ptarmigan Park in Aurora claimed sixth. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Locations in metro Denver generally received grades of B or higher. Aurora neighborhoods offered the greatest diversity and ranked highest for housing affordability. Capitol Hill, downtown Denver and Highland were ranked as the best neighborhoods for young working professionals. Three communities in Colorado received a D grade and came up at the bottom of the rankings in Colorado. They were Johnson Village in Chaffee County, Segundo in Las Animas County and Bark Ranch in central Boulder County. Niche’s system of rating communities produced very different results than a ranking on Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report, which awarded Austin, Texas; Denver and Colorado Springs the gold, silver and bronze. Niche’s ranking gave Bluemont, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., the top spot nationally, followed by Carmel, a town in Indiana, and Overlake, a neighborhood in Redmond, Wa. Holly Hills, despite leading in Colorado, took the 95th spot nationally out of more than 18,000 communities studied.
11 Apr 19
Grand Canyon Caverns

After the most wet & cold winter in decades, Spring has finally arrived! We are completely green and our forest has never been happier. We are ready for you to come visit. …

10 Apr 19

From coast to coast, we’re celebrating festivals dedicated to music, art, sport, and food. Plus, we’re introducing some weird fests to love.

06 Apr 19

Ashes “La grange aussi? Totalement? Tres bon. Merci.” He and Hope looked on as she set the phone down. “What’s the news?” Startled, she brought them into focus. “Oh. Do you think Luciene would mind the animals? I want to go across the border in the morning. I want you and Hope to go with […]