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  1. Houndoc

    Rotary Fundraiser

    Our Rotary Club (Midvalley) is having a fundraiser September 25th. Dinner, motivational speaker and silent auction. Y'all are invited! We use the money raised directly for our "Operation Santa" project where we provide a 'shop with a cop' type experience (partner with SL Sheriff and Unified...
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    Coronavirus

    Clarifying a message is never a bad idea! I don't understand why many people think that once medicine or science say a statement they must hold to it forever. And as I have said before, natural occurring herd immunity doesn't work for a serious disease (I know, a few will jump in and try...
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    First Trip to Alaska

    I haven't been inland on Prince of Whales, but done a couple fishing trips off the NW corner- all self guided ocean. But anywhere in Alaska is well worth the time.
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    Contractor recommendations?

    I know, I am the man of many questions this week. At my veterinary clinic we are looking at some remodel work- updating the interior (paint, tile work, counter tops, some custom counter-type work, lighting etc) and potentially an addition. While in theory I should be able to manage the...
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    Coronavirus

    That you shared the information. Certainly not the negative effects that had been experienced.
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    Coronavirus

    Actually, they look very closely at all deaths in COVID positive cases to determine what the real cause of death was. Utah has even removed some cases from the list of COVID deaths after further study.
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    best late model diesel?

    I think everyone convinced me to drop the Titan XD from list of trucks to consider. So, the next question is what instead? I have been very impressed with my two GM products (Duramax/Allison combos). Sold one with 350K on it, my current one is nearing 240K. Was very displeased with my early...
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    thoughts on the Titan XD (Cummins)

    I guess that is a topic for another thread!
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    Your Pic of The Day

    May need to show it to my wife if I am going to convince her I need one.
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    Coronavirus

    An employees father spent one night in the hospital a day or two after his shot for dehydration. No long term negative impacts.
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    Random picture thread

    Skis on the front. It does well on relatively hard snow, but not powder or soft snow. A large blizzard had dumped a couple feet of snow about a week earlier and the large drifts were the real challenge. We spent about 48 hours doing what was originally planned to take 8. And then got hit with...
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    So now what

    A lot of important progress (end of slavery, women's suffrage, civil rights movement) only happened because people stood up against what was the laws of the time. Nonviolent protest (and occasional violent protest) has made us a much better nation. The way the withdraw of troops was handled...
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    Random picture thread

    They are not a smooth ride! Covered few hundred miles on tundra & sea ice in Canada in one a couple of times. And when they get stuck, they are stuck!
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    Your Pic of The Day

    Posted early this summer about selling my old boat, never shared the new one. Bought a used 2021 Nauticstar 243 DC (24 foot bowrider powered by 250hp Mercury outboard) in Savannah. Georgia. Had a great week with it at Lake Powell in July.
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    Proud daddy moments

    My oldest had her "white coat ceremony " as she starts her veterinary school experience. She is doing the double doctorate plan and doing her DVM and a PhD simultaneously. Thankfully with the support of her husband and son.
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    thoughts on the Titan XD (Cummins)

    Starting to consider replacing my 2008 Sierra 2500 Duramax- nearing the 240K mile mark and business is good. I have liked my last 2 GM diesels. Back when I had a Dodge, I agreed with my mechanic that the "Cummins diesel is great, just too bad it is in a Dodge" (the only vehicle purchase I...
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    Coronavirus

    We don't have a common cold vaccine! But I do think the fact that COVID-19 is part of a well known family of viruses, one that we have dealt with other outbreaks in recent years (SARS etc.,) certainly helped. Vaccine development is a challenge- not so much on safety but for efficacy. Some...
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    Coronavirus

    I would not say that COVID is a 'variant of the common cold' at all. Many of the viruses that cause 'colds' are corona viruses, as is COVID-19. But they are not closely related at all, any more than your house cat and a tiger are lumped together as felines. As to why a vaccine may trigger a...
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    Coronavirus

    I can't say there is a reason to distrust the numbers, other than that they make us uncomfortable. The steps that are taken, from the individual doctors on up to state health departments, to confirm that COVID is the cause of death are very extensive. Contrary to what some claim, not everyone...
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    Coronavirus

    The post that followed bring up some very valid points- mostly that COVID (like the flu, unlike chicken pox) does not appear to be a 'get it once and you are done' disease, which does make the idea of natural herd immunity even more unattainable. It is true that no medical test is 100% accurate...
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