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Dodging the Roadkill: Riding the Rockies

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyColorado Springs, CO – I just returned from my first trip to Colorado.  What an experience!  I’ve never seen such beautiful country!

One of the many day trips I took was through the Rockies.  It took me a couple of miles before it REALLY hit me that I was actually in THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS!  Almost a surreal experience.

The first thing I noticed was the smell.  The cool crisp mountain air filled with the fresh smell of pine trees.  It’s a beautiful entrance to one of the world’s most famous landmarks.  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Tennessee Lady Vols release Non-Conference Schedule

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas headline a challenging non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released Thursday by sixth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick.

Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when the information is approved for release.
 
UT returns two full-time starters (Mercedes RussellJaime Nared) and a part-time starter (Meme Jackson) from a team that finished 20-12 overall and 10-6 in the SEC (fifth place) a year ago vs. the nation’s No. 5-rated schedule. Warlick also welcomes the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class to Knoxville, including guards Evina Westbrook and Anastasia Hayes, wing Rennia Davis and post Kasiyahna Kushkituah.

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT Athletics)

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Frazier Allen: Where Medicare Falls Short

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s never too early to start thinking and planning for retirement, especially when it comes to the top three expenses: housing, transportation and healthcare. You may have a clear vision of your ideal retirement, but that dream could fade if unexpected healthcare costs start to eat away at your hard-earned retirement savings.

The fact is, even with Medicare, quality healthcare can come with a hefty price tag. There are still premiums, copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses that must be accounted for.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place March 2nd, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum March 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in March at the Museum are: Radnor Lake: The Photography of Lisa Ernst, Marilyn Murphy: Short Stories, Chris Hornsby: Fracture, Forward March, A Fine Note, and Spring Break Model Trains.

Forward March at the Customs House Museum

Forward March at the Customs House Museum

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Tennessee Highway Patrol stops Vehicle for Traffic Violation, Arrest Human Trafficer Smuggling 12 People

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On February 8th, 2017, Trooper Jeremy Miller of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) stopped a white Toyota Sienna on I-40 eastbound in Hickman County for a traffic violation.

Upon speaking to the driver, Trooper Miller asked for a driver license which the driver stated he did not have. The driver identified himself as Bernado Mateo-Lucas.  Trooper Miller continued to question the driver asking how many people were in the van.  The driver stated there were four additional people in the vehicle.

Trooper Miller observed six people counting the driver with an additional person lying under a blanket in the floor behind the driver’s seat. 

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average Drops for 21 Consecutive Days

 

AAATampa, FL – Continual growth in the number of U.S. oil rigs and the increased drilling it implies are raising expectations for a climb in domestic oil production. Additionally, increased U.S. crude oil production coupled with lower driving demand has kept downward pressure on the national average price at the pump, which has fallen for 21 consecutive days.

Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.27 per gallon, down four cents versus one week ago, five cents less than one month ago, but 47 cents more per gallon year-over-year.

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Nissan Stadium to host U.S. National Soccer Team’s opening group round doubleheader in 2017 Gold Cup

 

Nissan StadiumNashville, TN – Nissan Stadium was announced today as one of 14 venues in 13 host cities for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On July 8th, 2017, Nissan Stadium will host Group B’s opening round doubleheader with the United States National team playing in one of the games.

The other teams involved in the matches will be named on a date to be announced next year. Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup tournament features teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean and is the official championship of the region.

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA says Drivers will Welcome a New Year and Higher Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – Retail averages have increased 28 of the past 30 days and prices have moved higher by fractions of a penny since Friday. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.29 per gallon, which is five cents more than one week ago, 16 cents more than one month ago and 29 cents more year-over-year.

Heading into 2017, gasoline demand is expected to drop drastically during the month of January following the busy holiday travel season.

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AAA reports Non-OPEC Countries agree on Oil Production Cut

 

AAATampa, FL – The upward trend continued at the gas pump last week, as the national average rose 4 cents in the past seven days. Pump prices also shot-up 4 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 5 cents in Tennessee.

“Gas prices are moving in concert with crude, which has pushed higher since OPEC announced plans to cut production in January,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “After rising for nearly two weeks, gas prices leveled-off on Sunday. However, the upward trend could resume this week, depending on how the oil market responds to news of a new production-cut agreement from a number of non-OPEC oil-producing countries.”

Gas prices rose 4-6 cents in the past 7 days

Gas prices rose 4-6 cents in the past 7 days

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