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Denise Thornton

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN HOW WE CREATE AND USE ENEGRY

I’d like to share my second article that appeared recently in The Dodgeville Chronicle.  I’m  covering a 4-part series of evening presentations called “Floods, Droughts, Land and Energy: What Is Wisconsin’s Future.”  (Check out the first installment How Will Global Warming Affect Wisconsin.”  “We all have a role to play […]

STAYING WARM IN THE BITTER COLD

January 6 was the coldest day in the past 10 years here in rural Ridgeway. A newly-named weather phenom, known as a polar vortex, had descended on the Driftless Area.  In downtown Dodgeville, -22F was flashing out front of the Wells Fargo Bank – and a brutal wind produced a […]

FOILING DEER BROWSE

Deer are the largest and most dramatic wildlife most of us see on a regular basis. This summer we enjoyed watching a mother and her two fawns regularly explore their botanical buffet within feet of our bedroom window.  They were incredibly endearing at such close range, but a cloud hung […]