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Movie Review - Sully

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By Bob Garver

"Sully" tells the story of eponymous pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), who on January 15 2009, after a dual engine failure in midair, landed a large passenger aircraft in the middle of the Hudson River. The landing was rough, unconventional, and controversial, but it saved the lives of all 155 passengers and crew on board. Though there were many heroes that day, including First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), Sully was proclaimed the biggest hero of all.

Fall Is a Great Time to Mulch

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"I know we're supposed to do something to our trees in the fall, but what?"

Tree owners often feel compelled to spray, prune or apply something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis. But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to "do" to keep your trees healthy is apply a layer of composted mulch.

Seeking Mrs. Kiowa County for the 2017 Mrs. Colorado America Pageant

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The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Kiowa County as a State Finalist in the 2017 pageant being held on April 8, 2017 at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House Theatre in downtown Denver. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen, and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

Be Sure to Know Where You're Hunting

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Harvesting a deer or elk in the wrong Game Management Unit is not only illegal, it can be very expensive. Consider the experience of an Oklahoma couple hunting in southwest Colorado.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer drove into their camp late one morning during the first rifle season. When he asked how the hunt was going the husband explained that they had each killed a cow about a mile away from their camp.

Movie Review – Pete’s Dragon

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By Bob Garver

"Pete's Dragon"

Disney has had a lot of success lately with live-action versions of animated classics like "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book." Now they're trying to have success with a live-action version of a 1977 film that was half animated and half live action. Actually, the dragon this time is computer generated, so it's still a mix of live action and animation.

Low-Flying Aircraft to Count Prairie Dogs in Eastern Colorado

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is advising residents and hunters in the northeast and southeast regions of the state that biologists will be using a low-flying airplane to conduct aerial prairie dog surveys in the coming weeks. 

Flight dates are weather-dependent but, generally, the flights will start around Sept. 14 and conclude by Oct. 1.

"These surveys will primarily be north and east of the Denver metro area and south of Lamar," said Species Conservation Coordinator Tina Jackson.