Monday, May 1, 2006

Bob Turner

And speaking of talented friends, here's one of Bob Turner. Bob plays locally, in and around Denver. Go to for Bob's schedule and other goodies. Notes from Bob: June 2 & 3 - Celtic Crossing Pub – Friday & Saturday - 8:00 to 12:00 – with Mel Scott - The Celtic Crossing is located at 363 Village Square Lane (I 25 & Castle Pines Pkwy - 1/4 mile West). Non-Smoking Room (smoking room next door) - 303-663-6644 - No Cover. June 9 & 10 - Plantation House – Friday & Saturday - (formerly Sweet Fanny Adams Tavern) - 7:00 to 11:00 Located in Moore Dale west of Bailey. 57922 US Hwy. 285 - 303-816-0619. No cover. Non Smoking Section in front of Stage. Kate will offer the “Music Lover Special” Rates. Call Kate at the Bailey Lodge 303-838-2450 for rooms.(next door) Celtic Isles – IS CLOSED. Thanks Mike and Chris for your support of the Local Acoustic Performers. We’ll miss you. June 24 – Bailey Days – Saturday Festival with music and crafts. I’ll be performing with The Dynamic Property Band about 1:30pm. Band includes Barry Gordon, Brandy Herbert, and Sandy Reay. June 30 & July 1 – Plantation House – see above for time and location July 11, 18 & 25 - Mead Street Station - Tuesdays - New hours 9:00 to 12:00 - with Terry Dalton - Come spend a Tuesday evening in one of Denver’s "best local’s restaurant and watering holes". Mead Street is located at 3625 W. 32nd (W. of Lowell) - 303-433-2138. No Cover. For CD’s, email me. $15/per. Bob Turner "Denver Man"; Turner & Crowley "Well Seasoned"; T & C "Finger Lickin’ Good". Visit for updates and to find out about other music acts and venues. Great Web Site. Add it to your favorites list. And don’t forget to save this or print it out. See you soon. ...Bob

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Buying Silver

I present this as a public service announcement. From Jason Hommel at The question people ask me the most is:What kind of silver should I buy, and where can I get it? Here's my report: A Brief Guide to Buying Silver:What kind of silver, and where to get it. COIN DEALERS have bullion (sometimes), but that's where you go! Many barely have a single bag or bar of silver in stock!But there are now reports of many of the major coin dealers running out of silver, and that the public is swamping the coin dealers, cleaning out their inventory! It was reported to me that Canadian dealers are out, that the large dealer in So. Cal, California Numismatics is out,that Klaus, in Denver (one of the largest there) is out,and that he could sell $1 million a day if he had inventory! You can look up "coin dealers" in the phone book, or Now you can search for a Coin Dealer near you!Search by name, by State, or by zip code! If you found this email useful, please Forward this email to your family and friends. Powered by 19543 Explorer Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Colorado Blogs

Sorry if I've been slow in posting to this blog, but I've been having more fun at Astounding News. That said, here are a number of other blogs where you will find more action. Soapblox Colorado Colorado Lib Heading Left YAL Vestal Vespa Unbossed Talkleft CO Democrat Wash Park Prophet Raf Noboa Progress Now

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Blackouts Come Rolling In

When was the last time you remember this happening, rolling electrical blackouts in Colorado from a lack of natural gas supply during extreme cold? Has it ever happened before? Frozen liquid? Where is all of our local natural gas going? From Channel 9 DENVER - A shortage of natural gas forced Xcel Energy to impose controlled outages early Saturday from Grand Junction to metro Denver, where below-zero temperatures broke at least one record. A natural gas supplier to Xcel had equipment problems, causing a significant loss of electricity generation at the company's natural-gas power plants, company spokesman Tom Henley said. Frozen liquid at the supplier's well head slowed the flow of natural gas. The problem was enhanced by increased demand because of the freezing temperatures. Beginning about 8:45 a.m., up to 100,000 customers in the Denver area, Grand Junction, Vail, Aspen and Basalt lost power for about 30 minutes at a time. The outages occurred during a two-hour period. By 1 p.m., Henley said, supply problems were ending. "Those gas supplies are starting to flow again to Xcel Energy's generation system," Henley said. "Those generating units on natural gas are starting to come back online." But he could not guarantee the outages were over. "We don't expect any more, but that situation could change at any time," he said. "We feel like we set ourselves up to the point where we shouldn't have any more issues." Between 3,500 and 5,000 customers remained without power Saturday afternoon in mostly isolated incidents, some of which were caused by the frigid weather. But.....from Aflatoxin at "Natural gas wells are probably not going to freeze. They use Dehydrators at the well heads or CDP, and just in case, there is plenty of Methyl alcohol. Once the gas makes it into the interstate pipeline system, it is bone dry, about 95% methane, 2% N2, 1.5% CO2 and a little ethane and heavies. Water is a big problem in pipelines, the gas people worked out ways to remove all of it 50 years ago."