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Opinion - Missed Opportunity:  FHWA’s Infographic on the Importance of Rural Transportation

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On October 3, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published an article and infographic titled the "Importance of Rural Transportation" in its Tuesday Transportation release. The title grabbed our attention as advocates for rural transportation. Once it was pulled up on a computer, it was very disappointing that the infographic was created with a very narrow scope. While transit is certainly important to rural transportation, the narrow scope left major roles of rural transportation unaddressed.

Solar Decathlon in Denver Demonstrates Efficient Homes

PICT Solar Energy Decathlon 2 - USDOE

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette kicked off the highly anticipated Solar Decathlon 2017 event in Denver this week. The international competition shows consumers how to save money and energy with affordable energy products available today. Hundreds of collegiate students from the United States and Europe have assembled at the 61st and Pena Station in Denver to showcase their highly energy-efficient, innovation-packed solar houses for competition.

Hunting Tips - Hunting Gear Checklist

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Preparing for a hunting trip is a major effort. Listed below are a few common items that hunters often forget as they get ready to go into the backcountry. 

* First aid kit (include mole skin/duct tape for blisters); 

* Compass and high-quality maps; 

* Fire starter for use in the field; 

* Knife sharpener; 

* Extra batteries; 

* Rain gear; 

* Blaze orange vest and cap; 

* Extra fuel for camp-stove; 

New Campsites Planned for Arkansas Headwaters

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The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) will designate 25 primitive campsites at the Salida East Recreation Site, acquired recently under a lease with the Bureau of Land Management.

The 19-acre Salida East site, which features a boat ramp and a vault toilet/change facility, sits on the south banks of the Arkansas River about three miles east of Salida along U.S. Highway 50. It will be added to 16 existing recreation sites AHRA already manages under a lease with BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office in Canon City.