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Startup Weekend for Education coming to Western Colorado

September 2, 2014
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Western Colorado’s communities are working to improve educational outcomes. Leadership by the Aspen Community Foundation is bringing the Cradle to Career Initiative to communities. Startup Weekend for Education is a 3 day event that offers educators, innovators, parents, students and opportunity to pitch ideas, build teams and launch startups to help change educational outcomes. Thursday Sept 4th at CMC Spring Valley, leaders in the...

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The Great Washington Shake Out

April 5, 2014
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Register your intent to participate at the shakeout.org web site. You could win $10,000 eqv. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Washingtonians can join them today by registeringfor the 2014 Great Washington ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family...

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San Juan Islands Codefest/Hackathon

March 6, 2014
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San Juan Islands Codefest/Hackathon

designed to help local transportation via the ferry system and address issues for local search, the San Juan Islands is having a codefest/hackathon. Codefests bring together innovators, software designers, programmers, graphics individuals with local ideas that are designed to solve problems and address issues. You can make your pitch at the event on Orcas...

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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

February 14, 2014
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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

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Andrew Hyde, Founder of Startup Weekend

February 14, 2014
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Andrew Hyde wrote I’ve now run over 1,000 events with as few as three people to over 25,000. Every one of them I run with the same methodology that I wanted to share with you. It isn’t perfect but has remained almost the same for the last 10 years. It works for me, it...

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Beta Test of SJI BST New Feature

December 4, 2013
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Beta Test of SJI BST New Feature

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Well Bless Your Soul

November 28, 2013
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The story about Doubloons and Pirates in the North Puget Sound creates a surreal air of relaxed speculation and playful exploration. For decades, creative, inspired thinkers relaxed at this hidden treasure – a part of an island area just a few minuets from Vancouver, Canada. Want more information? write news@orcasisland.tv for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc0ZoB6SDcg

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Century Link Restores Service, Doesn’t Know What Happened

November 17, 2013
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Century Link Restores Service, Doesn’t Know What Happened

In the initial reports, Century Link claimed it might have been an earthquake the cause a cable to be severed. Dubious thought, since the quake was so tiny. No details exist that offer Islanders much reassurance that the networks Islanders rely on for E911 and other communications will survive. Its possible the Washington PUC...

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Orcas Island Homecoming

November 15, 2013
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Its been a few months since I left Orcas Island. The dusty road has been home traveling through the southwest, eventually getting to my paternal home.. Colorado. Re-igniting old friendships, enjoying new ones in Colorado made the travel intense and satisfying. The energy among my peers and friends in startup businesses refreshed a part...

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23 Northwest Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent

November 8, 2013
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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Warns the Energy Department that Decisions Affecting Northwest Energy Supplies Must be Made in the Northwest Washington, D.C. –Every lawmaker representing Oregon, Washington and Idaho urged the U.S. Energy Department to maintain an independent Bonneville Power Administration that puts Northwest power users first, in a bipartisan letter to Energy Secretary...

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911 Outage: DEM News

November 6, 2013
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911 Outage: DEM News

For immediate release 11/6/2013 Friday Harbor, WA – A 911 and phone service outage is well into the second day in the San Juan Islands as local residents and responders continue to cope with the challenges of the phone outage. Centurylink has reported that there is a break in the fiber optic cable between Lopez andSan Juan Islands causing...

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Rural Broadband 10 Years Ago

November 1, 2013
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Rural Broadband 10 Years Ago

Today, we’re talking about 10 megabit service to rural America as if that’s a big deal. At this location, 10 years ago, a 10 megabit 5 wireless access points offered service to a large part of Aspen Colorado. 10 years ago, 3 megabit wireless service was standard. Today’s value proposition? 30 megabit wireless service,...

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Orcas Island Food Co-op Survey Results

October 30, 2013
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Orcas Island Food Co-op Survey Results

Islanders have the amazing San Juan Island Food Co-operative as a great example of a community centric, healthy foods oriented, locally owned non-profit food store. San Juan Island Food Co-op members and leadership met with several Orcas Islanders back in 2010 to share how they overcame the challenges of a Startup company and became...

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Cocolatte to Develop Social Networking Platform

October 23, 2013
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In an interview with serial entrepreneur Alex Huppenthal, we asked about the rumored development of a social network platform to augment Facebook groups that offer community centric economic acuity support. The design for the Cocolatte platform will give users an opportunity to design their own network services. These new network services are applications that...

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Marc Ostrofsky At Aspen Startup Weekend, Oct 11, 5:30PM

October 9, 2013
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Marc Ostrofsky At Aspen Startup Weekend, Oct 11, 5:30PM

You’ve seen him featured on 20/20, ABC’s “The View”, 20/20, The Today Show and 100?s of other media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. Ostrofsky is the New York Times Bestselling author of “Get Rich Click: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet”. His new...

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How Technology Enables Sharing

September 2, 2013
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The past few weeks have meant traveling for me. I’m never in one area for more than a few days, promoting local economic development in ways the bring together technology, local sustainability and resource management. But that does leave time for hiking, biking and general enjoyment of nature in the places I visit. Occasionally,...

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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

August 7, 2013
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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

Since 2009, Orcas Islander and Aspen business owner Alex Huppenthal has volunteered time to design and develop online services for Islanders that build local community fabric, and strengthen the local economy. Teach by doing and experiential learning is precisely what the public benefit company Islanders Club offers. By reducing the outflow of capital from...

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Apple’s iOS7 iPhone Beta Software

June 18, 2013
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UPDATE: Beta 3 is here.. More stable, nearly ready for my ordinary day use phone. Rumors of a Beta 3 drop in less than 2 weeks, seem logical considering iOS6’s beta schedule. Drop by for more news. Apple just release iPhone iOS7-Beta to developers. I immediately installed it. While its entirely pre-release and I...

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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

June 18, 2013
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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

Tom Egan graciously spent time with me today to talk about Aspen Public Radio. Aspen Public Radio helps connect to the community through local talent and production as well as nationally through NPR and even through BBC. Aspen Public Radio offers NPR shows mixed with local news information and weather. Locally produced radio to...

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