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Can dinosaur save community transitioning from fossil fuel   

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Shared from the 3/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition

MOFFAT COUNTY

By Sam Brasch
Colorado Public Radio

CRAIG» (Making the most of your local assets to transition to a sustainable new economy) Walter the dinosaur doesn’t look like an economic savior. At the moment, he’s not even a fully exposed skeleton. His bones remain encased in rock and plaster in the basement of Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Moffat County town of Craig, waiting to be freed by students armed with brushes and tiny hammers. In short, Walter is a fossil, but not just any fossil.

Colorado Public Radio reported that the 74 million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur is at the center of a unique paleontology program. CNCC is one of a few community colleges the federal government has named a legal fossil repository. That has allowed the school to build a program where students seeking associate degrees work on real dinosaurs.

“Students get to prep these bones at 100 and 200 level,” said Johnson, a science instructor and curator for the repository. “We’ve had Ph.D.s come out with us who have never been in the field before — and they’re being taught by 200 level students.”

The program now faces vast expectations from the surrounding community.

Craig has long relied on coal for jobs and tax revenue. In early 2020, Tri-State Generation and Transmission announced that it would close a mine and a power plant in the area by 2030. The news put extra pressure on the community to diversify the economy away from fossil fuels. And dinosaur fossils, such as Walter, are at the top of the list for many community leaders.

The city and county have expressed interest in a small museum connected to the college. The hope is to catch tourists driving along U.S. 40 between Dinosaur National Monument to the west and Rocky Mountain National Park to the east.

“Just the numbers alone that could bring to our community — it’d be a great shot in the arm,” said Craig Mayor Jarrod Ogden.

Northwest Colorado has long been famous for its treasure trove of fossils. Walter himself was discovered by Ellis Thompson-Ellis, a now-retired CNCC science instructor, and her husband outside Rangely in 2014. The pair loved to go fossil hunting with their Great Dane, Walter. They named their discovery after the dog.

Johnson visited the site and quickly realized it was a “once-in-a-lifetime specimen.” The bones stuck straight out of the cliff, and many rocks held impressions of dinosaur skin. The team identified Walter as a hadrosaur — a massive plant-eater from the Cretaceous Period.

While Johnson knew Walter could keep a paleontology program busy for years, the idea wasn’t easy to get off the ground. Literally. Even after the school won a permit from the Bureau of Land Management to house Walter, it had to find a way to lift him out of a steep quarry.

The CNCC team extracted the fossil and split it into a pair of plaster-encased jackets. Each weighed more than 1,000 pounds. To raise the piece to a road, the school enlisted help from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, which had a spare helicopter in the area after responding to a nearby wildfire.

Johnson remembers watching the jackets dangle from a 100-foot cable.

“I’m just like, ‘Please be in one piece. Please be in one piece,’ ” she said. “I’ve never been more nervous.”

Walter made it safely out of the quarry and into the CNCC basement. That’s where 18-year-old student Gabriel Nevolo loves to spend his time, chipping away at the rock and plaster with careful precision.

“It’s like Christmas morning every time,” he said. “Every little piece that you break apart gives you a bigger picture of the puzzle you’re trying to uncover.”

Nevolo grew up in New York and heard about the CNCC program through another student’s Facebook post.

Besides working on Walter, Nevolo has tracked down a discovery of his own: a rock he suspected was some sort of dinosaur skull. He affectionately refers to it as his “potato baby.”

“Just because, when we wrapped it in tinfoil to bring it back — it looked like a giant baked potato,” he said.

The program has also attracted students from Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. Johnson is confident the program will continue to grow and attract participants. She would especially love to retrain local coal miners.

“They already have half the experience nailed with the amount of geology that they’ve done. That is a very easy, quick transition,” she said.

But Sahsa Nelson, director of community education for the school, is careful not to over-promise. She said the coming mine and power plant closures represent an enormous challenge for the region. While she agrees that a dinosaur museum could help, she cautioned that the community simply doesn’t have the resources at the moment. Even if Craig banded behind the project, it would take a lot of help.

“It’s a very big task,” she said. “Maybe as big as Walter.”

 


          

Service Manager (LO) 1 - South Ogden   

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Job Description Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. ?In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as ?Personal Cell? or ?Cellular? in the contact information of your application.? At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers? financial needs and help them succeed financially. We?re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you?ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.? Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.? Consumer Banking is an industry leader in supporting homeowners and consumers in addition to operating one of the most extensive banking franchises in the country. ?We serve mass market, affluent, and small business customers; as well as provide home and personal lending. Our focus is on delivering an exceptional experience for our customers through financial advice and guidance coupled with providing the products and services that will help them realize their financial hopes and dreams. ?We?ve built our team of top professionals by rewarding their accomplishments and ensuring they have what's needed to succeed. As a service manager, you?re an integral part of the branch management team who works together to deliver an exceptional customer and ?team member experience, manage risk, and support growth. ?You will spend most of your time ?directly assisting customers and supporting tellers in serving their customers. ?As a leader, you will coach, motivate and develop your team of direct reports to achieve their full potential and meet established business objectives. Your?responsibilities include: ? Lead the team and serve as a role model by providing excellent customer service including engaging customers in conversations and ?building relationships with them ? Serve as a leader in managing risk; accountable for alignment with applicable regulations, policy and procedure requirements, audit and escalation procedures ? Lead the team to ensure customers are informed of the ways Wells Fargo can help them succeed financially, by making introductions to other branch team members and sharing digital banking options ? Attract, retain and develop talent ? Coach and provide feedback leveraging performance management tools and processes ? Support customers in resolving or escalating concerns or complaints? ? Manage your team?s schedule and lead the day-to-day operations of the teller line ? Work a cash drawer to directly serve customers and perform teller and lead teller duties This LO position has customer contact and job duties which may include needs assessing and referring those customers interested in a dwelling secured product to a SAFE team member.??This position includes assisting customers without taking an application and without offering or negotiating terms of a dwelling secured transaction.??Individuals in a LO position also must meet the Loan Originator??requirements under Regulation Z (LO) outlined in the job expectations below. As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:? ? Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them. ? Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks. Required Qualifications 1+ year of experience assessing and meeting the needs of customers and/or helping with issue resolution 1+ year of experience following policies and procedures 1+ year of leadership experience including coaching, training or mentoring Desired Qualifications Leadership skills including the ability to build, develop, and motivate a diverse work team Experience addressing and resolving complex customer issues Ability to provide strong customer service while actively listening and responding in an appropriate manner Experience working with others on a team to meet customer needs Cash handling experience Knowledge and understanding of retail compliance controls, risk management, and loss prevention Ability to identify potential fraud/risky accounts and take appropriate action to prevent loss Ability to interact with integrity and professionalism with customers and team members Customer service, operations, or financial services management experience within a high volume, fast-paced and constantly changing environment Ability to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, exercise independent judgment, and use critical thinking skills Ability to lead a team to influence, educate, and connect customers to technology and share the value of digital banking options Relevant military experience including working with military protocol and instructions, enlisted evaluations, officer/leadership reporting Relevant military experience including working in personnel benefits management, processing military personnel orders or transitions, wartime readiness operations, human resources or military recruiting Job Expectations Ability to work weekends and holidays as needed or scheduled Individuals in Loan Originator (LO) positions must meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau qualification requirements and comply with related Wells Fargo policies. The LO qualification requirements include meeting applicable financial responsibility, character, general financial fitness and criminal background standards. A current credit report will be used to assess your financial responsibility and credit fitness, however, a credit score is not included as part of the evaluation. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening, if necessary. Salary Information The salary range displayed below is based on a Full-time 40 hour a week schedule. UT-Ogden: Min: $31,200 Mid: $42,000 Street Address UT-Ogden: 3602 Washington Blvd - Ogden, UT Disclaimer All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
          

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Vascular Surgery physician employment in Utah : Vascular Surgery Position in Northern Utah HCA MountainStar invites you to consider practicing in beautiful Ogden, Utah. Join a robust medical staff at a Level II Trauma Center in providing outstanding care to patients in our community. Vascular Surgeon will be responsible for participation in a shared call rotation and will have the opportunity to build a robust practice. The efficient and well-trained OR team at Ogden Regional is prepared to support surgeons in complex, open surgeries and in minimally invasive, endovascular procedures. Living in Ogden provides unmatched access to outdoor recreation, a charming historic downtown, and a family friendly community. Enjoy living in a wonderful area while practicing quality, patient centered medicine.
          

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S/U Grading Options for Spring 2020   

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Students have the option of declaring one or more of their courses as S/U grades. The deadline for indicating that courses they want to designate S/U is April 20.

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Augustana is monitoring and responding to the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. This is the Academic Dean's message.

As of Friday, March 27

Dear Students:

Below, please find the policy for S/U Grading Options for Spring 2020. I am grateful to the faculty and staff for their important work on this timely issue, and I am likewise grateful to the members of ASA whose input is reflected in the final draft.

Thank you to each of you for your extraordinary resilience and patience during this first week of modified instruction, and thank you for the kindness and patience you have shown your classmates, faculty, and the AU staff and administration. Be well and be safe.

Very sincerely,
Dr. Colin Irvine


S/U Grading Options for Spring 2020

Students have the option of declaring one or more of their courses as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grades. The deadline for indicating that courses they want to designate S/U is April 20. (Note: students may elect NOT to take any courses S/U.)

The means for allowing students to declare their preference per course is currently being developed, and more information regarding the process of declaring the S/U is outlined below, and more details will be forthcoming.

  • With the exception of a number of accredited programs, this S/U option applies to all courses in the students' major or minor, as well as to Civitas courses.
  • Pre-Professional (Pre-Med, Pre-PT, etc.) students must consider that some prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Students may consult Dr. Egland or their academic advisors.
  • S/U Grading is NOT allowed for any course with a NURS prefix. Supportive Nursing courses MAY be S/U.
  • As part of the modified S/U process, faculty will be able to see who in their courses declared S/U grading. As a reminder, S = C- or better and U = D+ or lower. Neither S or U will count toward the student GPA (importantly, please note that the spring 2020 S/U grades will not count toward the two S/U grades the student is allowed under current institutional policy.)

Timing: PLEASE do NOT submit an SU form until you receive instructions on how to do so. The mechanism for students to declare which courses they want to keep letter graded and which to convert to SU grading is currently being developed.  We will send communication and instructions to you once it is ready. You have until Monday, April 20, to declare your S/U classes, so keep working hard and give yourself time to adapt to the enormous number of changes and challenges.

S/U Grading FAQ

Q. What is the difference between S/U and Pass/Fail?
A. Following are the options.

  • S = Satisfactory C- or better
  • U = Unsatisfactory D+ or lower
  • Pass would = D- or better
  • Fail would be a Failing or F grade

Augustana already has the S/U process in place. By choosing SU/ versus Pass/Fail students will be able to count S courses toward their majors and minors, where normally a C- or higher grade would be required.

Q. Declarations are due by April 20. When should I declare S/U grading?
A. It is recommended that you wait at least until you have your midterm grades, and have gotten into the rhythm of this new style of taking classes before you make a decision about letter vs. S/U grading. No conversion of Letter to S/U grading will be made in the system until after Monday, April 20.  It is okay to wait and see a little. This will give you time to adapt, for graduate schools to weigh in on what they recommend you do, and for you to see how you are doing in each of your classes.

Q. I am a Civitas student - am I allowed to SU my CIVT class?
A. Yes. Please contact Dr. Swart if you are currently completing your CIVT 395 Vocation project for details on how that would work.

Q. I am planning on applying for a professional program (Pre-Med, Pre-PT, Pre-PA, etc.), should I take my classes SU or letter graded?
A. Students who are planning to apply to health professions programs such as medical school, must consider that some courses should be taken for a letter grade. Students may consult Dr. Egland or their academic advisors.

Q. I am on Financial Aid SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Warning or Probation. Should I S/U my courses?
A. According to the recently passed stimulus bill, Augustana is allowed to exclude terms impacted by a qualifying emergency (COVID-19) in the calculation of a student’s SAP.  In other words, S/U will not negatively impact your SAP calculation if you’re currently meeting all the benchmarks. If you are currently on warning or suspension, choosing S/U will not help your cumulative GPA (it has no impact on your GPA). Earning an S will boost your completion rate and a U would hinder it.

Q. I am a student-athlete. Will there be any issues with declaring S/U for my classes?
A. Your successful completion (S grade) of a minimum of 9 credit hours is still required for this semester, as well as successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours for the 2019-20 academic year.  If your cumulative GPA is near the eligibility line, you should consider keeping some letter-graded coursework to raise your GPA.

Q. I receive Veteran Education benefits. Am I allowed to declare SU for my courses?
A. Generally it is important for students receiving Veteran Education benefits electing to S/U a class to receive an S. The VA considers a U grade the same as a withdrawal, which can change your benefit status. If you are currently receiving Veteran Education benefits and considering choosing an S/U grade please contact emily.studenski@augie.edu. The VA is issuing new guidance regarding Veteran Education benefits and COVID-19 daily. At this time there has been no new or revised guidance on this subject.
 

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Statsfinansiert rallykjøring, spør Finnmarken i denne artikkelen fra 1970. Til stor glede både for kjørere og publikum arrangeres det nå flere snøscooterrallies hver eneste vinter. Siden det til nå ikke er noen som har reflektert på dette, vil vi herved gjøre det - dog fra en annen synsvinkel.At en reineier kjøper snøscooter til bruk i sitt daglige virke, skal vi ikke kommentere. Det vi imidlertid vil sette et spørsmålstegn ved er rallykjøringen som bedrives idag, da det i de fleste tilfeller er de samme som driver innen reindriftsnæringen som er deltakere i kappkjøringene. Når man ser hvordan et slikt redskap behandles i et rally, kan man begynne å undres.Subsidiene som ytes fra moder stat, er skattebetalernes penger. Reineierne har statssubsidier for kjøp såvel på kjøretøy som på bensin. Det er det ingenting å protestere mot ettersom det er en kjennsgjerning at reindriftsnæringen ikke er blant våre sterkest stilte arbeidsplasser, økonomisk sett.Hvert eneste år kjøpes det scootere fra jevnt 3 millioner kroner i Finnmark. Av dette beløp utgjør statssubsidiene omkring 20% eller 600 000 kroner. En har da ikke tatt med tilskuddet på bensinen som gis etter faste satser. Er det ment at dette skal brukes til rallykjøring. Vi bare spør.Noe som også slår en i ansiktet er at arrangørene av rallyene vanligvis er de samme som selger produktet. Mange gode historier verserer om rallykjøring, men vi skal begrense oss til å ta medet par av de groveste. En av de brave i reindriftsnæringen kjøpte for en tid siden en splitterny snøscooter av et såkalt kurant merke. Fjorten dager etterpå kom den samme personen innom et verksted i distriktet og fikk skiftet innen ny og større motor. Den gamle var verdiløs da den var totalt nedkjørt - han hadde trent til rallyet i Nuorgam. Motoren kostet over 2000 kroner, men i dette tilfellet var det «fattern» som betalte for sønnens kostbare sport.En reingjeter fra Nuorgam bestilte ny motor til sin scooterden gamle var for liten. Nyanskaffelsen var på hele 46 hestekrefter. Med slike motorer og små vinger skulle det ikke by på nevneverdige problemer å lette fra Moder Jord. I rallyet som ble arrangert i Nuorgam for en tid siden fikk en av deltakerne så stor skade på kjøretøyet at fagfolk mente det ikke kunne repareres. Med det samme vi er inne på dette rallyet kan vi få opplyse at skader på scootere beløp seg til over 20 000 kroner. Heldigvis var dette både for de finske og de norske kjørerne. Men er det dette vi arme skattebetalere er med på å finansiere en del av?I en samtale med lappefogd Ole K. Sara i Kautokeino får vi opplyst at Kautokeino med omliggende distrikter ikke er nevneverdig berørt av problemer av denne art. Etter det han vet bedrives det ingen form for rallykjøring i hans distrikt. På spørsmål om hvordan lappefogden stiller seg til spørsmålet om reineiere skal ha adgang til å skifte scooter hvert år, sier Saraat han går inn for dette.Et annet spørsmål som også melder seg i denne forbindelse er om dagens snøscootere tilfredsstiller de kravene en stiller for å kunne drive rein på et rasjonelt og rimeligvis. Alt det ekstrautstyret som finnes pluss de store motorene som en kan få montert, skulle ikke være nødvendig for reindrift i sin alminnelighet Hvorfor ikke, dersom det skulle være ekstrautstyr, automatisk lasso eller noe i den duren?Nei, rådende myndigheter. Nå må snart skjeen tas i en annen hånd før problemene vokser dere over hodet. Rallykjøring må enten finansieres privat eller av fabrikkene som lager kjøretøyene. Lek med andres skattepenger må det bli slutt på.Denne saken sto på trykk i Finnmarken 20. mars 1970.
          

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Can dinosaur save community transitioning from fossil fuel   

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Shared from the 3/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition

MOFFAT COUNTY

By Sam Brasch
Colorado Public Radio

CRAIG» (Making the most of your local assets to transition to a sustainable new economy) Walter the dinosaur doesn’t look like an economic savior. At the moment, he’s not even a fully exposed skeleton. His bones remain encased in rock and plaster in the basement of Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Moffat County town of Craig, waiting to be freed by students armed with brushes and tiny hammers. In short, Walter is a fossil, but not just any fossil.

Colorado Public Radio reported that the 74 million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur is at the center of a unique paleontology program. CNCC is one of a few community colleges the federal government has named a legal fossil repository. That has allowed the school to build a program where students seeking associate degrees work on real dinosaurs.

“Students get to prep these bones at 100 and 200 level,” said Johnson, a science instructor and curator for the repository. “We’ve had Ph.D.s come out with us who have never been in the field before — and they’re being taught by 200 level students.”

The program now faces vast expectations from the surrounding community.

Craig has long relied on coal for jobs and tax revenue. In early 2020, Tri-State Generation and Transmission announced that it would close a mine and a power plant in the area by 2030. The news put extra pressure on the community to diversify the economy away from fossil fuels. And dinosaur fossils, such as Walter, are at the top of the list for many community leaders.

The city and county have expressed interest in a small museum connected to the college. The hope is to catch tourists driving along U.S. 40 between Dinosaur National Monument to the west and Rocky Mountain National Park to the east.

“Just the numbers alone that could bring to our community — it’d be a great shot in the arm,” said Craig Mayor Jarrod Ogden.

Northwest Colorado has long been famous for its treasure trove of fossils. Walter himself was discovered by Ellis Thompson-Ellis, a now-retired CNCC science instructor, and her husband outside Rangely in 2014. The pair loved to go fossil hunting with their Great Dane, Walter. They named their discovery after the dog.

Johnson visited the site and quickly realized it was a “once-in-a-lifetime specimen.” The bones stuck straight out of the cliff, and many rocks held impressions of dinosaur skin. The team identified Walter as a hadrosaur — a massive plant-eater from the Cretaceous Period.

While Johnson knew Walter could keep a paleontology program busy for years, the idea wasn’t easy to get off the ground. Literally. Even after the school won a permit from the Bureau of Land Management to house Walter, it had to find a way to lift him out of a steep quarry.

The CNCC team extracted the fossil and split it into a pair of plaster-encased jackets. Each weighed more than 1,000 pounds. To raise the piece to a road, the school enlisted help from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, which had a spare helicopter in the area after responding to a nearby wildfire.

Johnson remembers watching the jackets dangle from a 100-foot cable.

“I’m just like, ‘Please be in one piece. Please be in one piece,’ ” she said. “I’ve never been more nervous.”

Walter made it safely out of the quarry and into the CNCC basement. That’s where 18-year-old student Gabriel Nevolo loves to spend his time, chipping away at the rock and plaster with careful precision.

“It’s like Christmas morning every time,” he said. “Every little piece that you break apart gives you a bigger picture of the puzzle you’re trying to uncover.”

Nevolo grew up in New York and heard about the CNCC program through another student’s Facebook post.

Besides working on Walter, Nevolo has tracked down a discovery of his own: a rock he suspected was some sort of dinosaur skull. He affectionately refers to it as his “potato baby.”

“Just because, when we wrapped it in tinfoil to bring it back — it looked like a giant baked potato,” he said.

The program has also attracted students from Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. Johnson is confident the program will continue to grow and attract participants. She would especially love to retrain local coal miners.

“They already have half the experience nailed with the amount of geology that they’ve done. That is a very easy, quick transition,” she said.

But Sahsa Nelson, director of community education for the school, is careful not to over-promise. She said the coming mine and power plant closures represent an enormous challenge for the region. While she agrees that a dinosaur museum could help, she cautioned that the community simply doesn’t have the resources at the moment. Even if Craig banded behind the project, it would take a lot of help.

“It’s a very big task,” she said. “Maybe as big as Walter.”

 


          

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