DIA closed until Thursday evening: "KUSA - Denver International Airport closed to all traffic Wednesday afternoon because of blizzard conditions at the airport and expects to stay closed until Thursday evening."
This was big news here a week or so ago. Both King Soopers and Safeway that have Gas stations were affected by the court ruling. I can speak for my local area, and both King Soopers and Safeway were not the low price gas leaders in the local area. In fact they were a few cents higher than the "discount" no name brand gas stations, and a few cents lower than the recognized national brands. What wasn't addressed, is the fact that if either of the companies want to lose money on their gas prices, so what? I seem to remember reading that the gas station/convenience store are using their gas price as a tool to get you to stop for gas, and then in addition, buy something in the store, as you're already stopped. It reminds me of the days of the "loss leader" ads in the newspaper. The local grocery/market or other store would have a "loss leader" that would entice the public to come shop at the store. Then as long as you're in the store for that item, why not wander around to see what else the store has that you might "need." This is no more prevalent than on this coming Friday, better known as "Black Friday."
I like Whole Foods and am certainly surprised that they've stooped to something like this.
Whole Foods' useless wind-power cards: "Mark Frauenfelder:
Whole Foods is selling wind-power cards that looks like gift cards (with dollar amounts on them), but you can't actually use them to buy wind-generated (or any other kind of) power. In fact, the cards don't do anything but enrich an Enron-like energy broker called Renewable Choice Energy.
When you buy a card, you don't get any wind-generated electricity delivered to your home however. In fact, all you get is a card that doubles as a refrigerator magnet. Actually, you don't even get any credits, it's just a word they use to give you a sense of getting something from your money. The money you spend goes towards helping Renewable Choice Energy buy and sell electricity.
The cards are not even an investment, because you won't get any material value in return. It's all going to help another company get rich. Most companies seek investors to secure capital. But in this case, RCE is asking people for free money under the context of doing your part to help the environment.
If I'm in the car most of the day of course the iPod is with me. Radio here in Denver is horrible, and monopolized by Clear Channel.
One in five use iPod at work: "A British survey has found that upwards of 22% of employees listen to their iPod, or other digital audio player, for up to 3 hours out of the work day. Shocking, isn't it? OK, so this isn't big news but it would seem that 30% of British firms surveyed have banned the use of iPods at the work place.
I'm not sure I could actually do my job without listening to music, but at least on productivity expert warns that listening to music might cause people to work less.
So, readers, does your company ban the use of iPods at work?
A day late on info. Another Ski area open. Come November the rest will begin to open.
Wolf Creek Ski Area: "Lifts open: 3/7
New snow last 24 Hours: 0 in.
New snow last 48 hours: 8 in.
Mid-mountain depth: 20 in.
Surface conditions: P/PP
Beginner terrain open: 15%
Expert terrain open: 10%
Comments: Today is opening day!!! Wolf Creek Ski Area will celebrate its earliest opening ever with 65 inches of snowfall from September and October!
Wolf Creek Ski Area is reporting an all-natural snow depth of 20 inches at the midway and 31 inches at summit. Early season conditions do exist.
Treasure, Bonanza and Nova lifts will open at 8:30 AM while construction continues on the new Raven Lift. Montezuma Bowl east to Step Bowl and Alberta Face will be open to experts; 10% intermediate terrain is open along with 5% of the Beginner Trails.
The ski school, rental, sport shop, Wolf Pup Building, Wolf Creek Lodge (the main day lodge) and the Pathfinder Bar will also be open.
Lift Tickets will be $25.00 to Adults; $15.00 to Seniors and Children for this weekend.
Ski the Most Snow in Colorado at Wolf Creek!
Closing date: 04/02/07 "
I certainly understand Vail, as it's one of our household favourite spots to visit. Breckenridge? What am I missing? The streets are crowded even in the summer and parking is near impossible. It's certainly not a destination on my radar when I want to head to the high country.