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(NAPSI)—One of the nation’s newest sources of electricity comes from...animal waste? It sounds futuristic, but it’s a reality for farmers like Luke, Mike and Tony Brubaker, who run a herd of 975 dairy cows and 800 young stock. Back in 2009, milk prices were down, so the Brubakers looked into other profit-making opportunities. They soon began converting cow manure, via an on-farm digester machine, into enough electricity to power 150-200 homes. But they didn’t stop there—solar panels were added atop their heifer barn and broiler house to create additional thousands of kilowatts of electricity every month.
Getting $10,000 for their POWER Pack program was a big deal for the Marana School District, but when an additional $5,000 was donated, it was even better.
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The Walt Disney Company has been responsible for some of the most timeless classics to grace our theaters and TV screens since the company’s inception in 1923. The multinational mass media conglomerate is one of the largest companies in the world and has established itself as a leader in the American animation industry as well as live-action film, television, travel, and theme parks. The Disney train has been going strong for decades now and there seems to be nothing stopping its momentum in the coming years.
1. Gay rights bill clears a hurdle in the Senate
Although it’s not much, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” really deserves credit where credit’s due. Its 2009 predecessor was one of the dumbest action movies of the past 10 years. In this sequel, director Jon M. Chu of those “Step Up” movies makes an attempt to incorporate some humor, creative action sequences, and impressive visuals. That doesn’t mean “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is a good movie, but at least it’s an improvement. The film could have gone down the route of the “Transformers” series, which only got worse with every entry.
Discover the colors, fascinating artwork and sounds of Italy during the last MasterWorks of the season with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 8.
Jo Holt, a Democrat, is new to the political stage, but feels it’s time for a newcomer to take the reins in the State Senate for Legislative District 11, formerly known as District 26.
Final concert of this summer’s bluegrass series is Sept. 8
While it is true that ‘all real estate is local’ it is also helpful to understand the larger picture and be mindful of how the real estate industry is performing overall – and for the purposes of this article, specifically the U.S. residential real estate market.
Music Television (MTV) was launched on Aug. 1, 1981. Long before the evolution of internet or computers as we now see them today. MTV quickly emerged as the primary source to watch music videos. It was a channel that revolutionized television and changed the music industry forever. Before MTV, people had a much lesser idea about the visual aspects of the artists they listened to. The only way a listener could see an artist was to purchase tickets to a live show or stumble across their pictures on a cd cover booklet, magazine, or vinyl gatefold. This would soon change as MTV was able to utilize television to put the artists in broad daylight for the viewing public. "Video killed the radio star" was the phrase of the time, as the appearance of the artist quickly began to take a bigger role in the music industry. Popular music itself began to change, because people not only wanted good music, but also attractive people playing it. This has always been true, but MTV brought physical appearance to the forefront of the music industry.
If, at the beginning of the year, one were to take a look at my list of the most anticipated film releases of 2011, they would find films such as Thor, Captain America, Rango, and Super 8. Now, 11 months later, almost all of the films on my list have been released and the most recent of these to have opened was Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Do you know people who helped pioneer the northwest area? Author Barbara Marriott, Ph.D., is looking for nominations of historical families and friends from Marana, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and Catalina for her upcoming book, “Legendary Locals.”
The Art Club at Cross Middle School has spent the past two years planning and building a handmade mosaic mural, and last week they – including the 2011 graduates who returned this summer to pitch in – got to see all their hard work pay off.
It’s hot, buds are forming, and the watch for blossoms on the night-blooming cereus is now serious business at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.
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DesertView Theater in SaddleBrooke's DesertView Performing Arts Center has been selected as an exhibition site for the 20th anniversary Arizona International Film Festival touring program.
Marana to hold quarterly blood drive April 14
Food bank named among best nonprofits to work for
Few people at Ironwood Ridge High School might have pegged Kyra Batté as a future Miss Pima County.
Entertainment for holiday at Northwest mall