Tuesday, October 28, 2008


For my story I picked CDOT rolls out its I-70 winter plan. In this article they talk about the snow plows and ice melters being more prepared for winter this upcoming snowy season. This matters to me because I am an avid snowboarder. As soon as the snow hits the ground I am ready to tear up the slopes. I hope that CDOT can be prepared for what winter throws at them because I know how un-safe the roads can be during an ice storm or a blinding blizzard, and I have had friends who have been hurt in car accidents on there way to a fun weekend in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. However, they’re not so beautiful when you get in a head on collision with another car.


For my topic I picked the article “US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,188” by the Denver Post. For many people this is a sore subject, because with talk about the war brings talk about the economy and the upcoming elections. This is an especially fragile subject for the military families who have sons, daughters, husbands, uncles and many more fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a subject that I was drawn to because right now my Dad is in Iraq, although he is not in the military he is still in one of the most dangerous places in the world surrounded by extremists who at the drop of a hat would take his life. Sometimes I get extremely worried about my dad when I hear about all the deaths taking place in Iraq. So far the death toll has hit 4,188, and every night I pray to god that my Dad doesn’t make the count 4,189.

Monday, October 27, 2008


In the Nata Village blog many things matter. This is a place where there aren’t many natural resources and the people are extremely poor. In this blog it talks about how the village is prepared for the worst with disaster centers. This is good because now the people of the village can have a place to go in a time of need. This can help people because it will help make sure that they are always safe during anything Mother Nature throws at them. This matters to me because we too have disasters in the U.S. for example hurricane Katrina, during that hurricane we had very little ideas to turn to. Our levees were broken, and FEMA failed to do its duties. This makes me even more attached to the idea so the people of the village don’t have to go through what the citizens of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi had to go through.


In the article Mountain Highways snarled by bad weather by the Rocky Mountain News, it talks about winter just around the corner. They talk about the chilly weather, icy roads, and also snow. With the snow and cold weather brings skiing and snowboarding. I remember the huge snow we got in December of 2006, it was bigger then me! I just started snowboarding again and recently got a new snowboard and all brand new snow gear. When I think of winter, and all of the snow that comes with it I think of Christmas and all of the presents I want to get. The first winter weather of the season brought icy roads, and other hazardous driving conditions, especially in the mountain areas. Ski areas, however, had some natural snow to prepare for opening day which is creeping closer and closer everyday. Denver still hasn’t gotten snow, but the newspaper talks about a bit of snow and rain coming to Denver soon. So everyone be prepared! Because winter is right around the corner, ready to unleash a fury of flakes.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Did You Know- Karl Fisch

I think many things matter in the video “Did You Know” by Karl Fisch. For instance the amount of infants coming into our world every 8 seconds is 34. I think this is important because these little kids shape our future. Without this latest generation the world would come to a stand-still.

In the short film “Did You Know” I learned a lot of new statistics. I realized that without the youth of today our world would be nothing. However, like it says in the short film “What will the world be like, for them?” I think that if we didn’t have the technology that we have today, generations to come would be un-educated, and eventually it would lead to the downfall of human civilization in the long run.

As you can obviously see, the world today relies on the youth of tomorrow. Without the amazing educational programs of the U.K. and the U.S. and many other countries the world would slowly decline.