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Mindy Caruso, Sepp Kuss win Iron Horse

Alternative energy

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4CORE to offer Nissan Leaf rebate, install two charging stations

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced a new electric vehicle group-buy program as well as the installation of two electric car-charging stations around Durango. From...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Solar home, business tour will showcase options

There’s no one way to put sunlight to use. Depending on the infrastructure and the homeowner’s investment, the sun can produce electricity, maintain a house’s temperature and heat water, usually...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Volunteers needed for solar barn raising

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency will host a solar-install volunteer work party for its Solar Barn Raising Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest Horizon Ranch, 44...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Biochar seen as potential market for forest

A type of biomass may be an untapped market for the vast stands of ponderosa pine in the San Juan National Forests that are in dire need of thinning. Ponderosa timber does not have a very lucrative...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango solar company one of country’s fastest growing businesses

For three Durangoans, an interest in teaching others about solar power turned into a multimillion dollar business. Their company, CalCom Solar , designs and installs solar panel arrays for the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk about town: Solar car to be on display

Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Solar car to cruise Durango streets for a couple of weeks

Team Energy Audacity may have come in last in the Solar Car Challenge, but the two teenagers’ grit in the face of obstacles and the lessons they learned make them winners nonetheless. Recent Animas...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High students’ sun-powered contraption qualifies for Solar Car Challenge

More than five months of intense efforts paid off as two recent Animas High School graduates’ car qualified for the Solar Car Challenge. During the so-called scrutineering process late last week,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: What carbon footprint?

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High seniors demonstrate learning in big ways

Many high school seniors are counting the days until they get their diplomas. But Animas High School students are putting in countless hours to complete their senior projects – and they’re loving...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Public Utilities Commission shoots down Xcel’s community solar garden agreement

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday rejected an agreement Xcel Energy reached last month to sharply boost the amount of power it obtained from community solar...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News