From the web – Dec 2nd

Have some leftover pumpkin pie, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and peruse the latest batch from Da Web.

From 123RF

Arches National Park. From the Moab Sun-Times.

Edna Fridley was a good friend of the canyon country of southeast Utah for more than 30 years. Every year she returned to the slickrock from her home, back east, to wander and explore what was then one of the most remote and isolated parts of the United States. In the fall of 1962, Edna set off on her last trip down Glen Canyon. The dam, 150 miles downstream, was almost complete. Within months the Bureau of reclamation would close its diversion tunnel and stop the free flow of the Colorado River.

Glen Canyon pre-dam. From Medium

A canal carries Colorado River water to farmland near Poston, Arizona, owned and operated by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, a key player in Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan.
LUKE RUNYON / KUNC

On November 18, 2019, approximately 19 Starlink satellites passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, disrupting astronomical observations and hindering the science being undertaken in a real, measurable way. CLARAE MARTÍNEZ-VÁZQUEZ / CTIO

 

Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction

Ray Jardine

  • And finally, perhaps our simple past time is not so simple afterall?

 

 

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Poking some holes in the conventional wisdom.

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