Category Archives: California

The NOAA 2017 U.S. Winter Outlook (December through February):

Precipitation Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska. Drier-than-normal conditions are most likely across the … Continue reading

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More on La Niña Coming

Note that the forecast is for another dry winter, with the possibility of one in 2019, and La Niña can exist for 2-3 years, some have lasted much longer.  CA reservoirs are full, however, they may not be next year and … Continue reading

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Rural Economy Technology Blog

Hello my six loyal Readers, I have launched a new blog Rural Economy Technology to cover rural broadband issues and their relationship to rural economic development. Many families and business in the rural areas struggle to gain the same broadband … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, California, Economics

Nevada County Competing Gig Cities

  This noon I attended a presentation by Wave Broadband, Ishmel Goodrum, Executive VP for Operations in the California Region. He presented plaques to the Mayors of Lincoln and Rocklin, declaring them to be Gig Cities. He mentioned they were … Continue reading

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Where was the Nevada County Booth?

It has been 25 years since Ellen and I attended the State Fair. We were regulars when the kids were growing up, but once they went off to college we stopped going to the State Fair. When we did go, … Continue reading

Posted in California, Jobs and Economy, Local

California Precipitation Report #1: Global Warming Brings More Rain to CA

Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get drier. But, new research, published July 6th in the journal Nature Communications, predicts that … Continue reading

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A Local lefty blog is promoting the Climate Change Scare Mongers, again!

Here is a quote from one of the more left wing vocal voices, someone calling himself Joe Koyote, in a comment on a Sierra Foothills Report post on an article by Bill McKibben: Trump’s reckless climate decision. McClintock, La Malfa, … Continue reading

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