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Killing the Competition

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Here in Arizona, efforts are being made to protect important species like the desert bighorn sheep and pronghorn deer, also known as the antelope. A controversial aspect of these efforts involves killing species that prey upon the protected animals. A recent article in the Arizona Daily Star noted that from 2012 to 2014, 821 coyotes were killed by contract hunters working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) in order to protect the state’s diminishing pronghorn herds. These lethal removal efforts are focused on five regions within Arizona, including sites near Sonoita, Douglas, St. Johns, Winslow and Williams Arizona, with the goal of increasing fawn survival. Whether killing one species to benefit another species is a sound wildlife management technique is unclear. Lethal removal of coyotes by poisoning in the mid 20th century arguably led to an increase...

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An Enterprise Worth Investing In: The Nerdy Girls’ Star Trek Fan Club

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Was it really him? The deep, mellifluous voice sounded the same. The aquiline nose and angular face looked exactly the same. Three or four tables away, in my favorite Sacramento restaurant, sat Mr. Spock — talking, laughing and enjoying dinner with his friends. I felt like a Star-Trek-struck high school girl again. It had been decades since our Star Trek fan club had assembled. I hadn’t thought about the club in years, but seeing Spock reminded me of the fun my girlfriends and I used to have. I don’t know if they meant the same to the rest of the girls who shared my Star Trek obsession, but to me our gatherings meant everything. On a weekly basis, a small group of girls would meet to watch Star Trek, eat KFC and exult in our female nerdiness. Safe in...

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An Enterprise Worth Investing In: The Nerdy Girls’ Star Trek Fan Club

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Was it really him? The deep, mellifluous voice sounded the same. The aquiline nose and angular face looked exactly the same. Three or four tables away, in my favorite Sacramento restaurant, sat Mr. Spock — talking, laughing and enjoying dinner with his friends. I felt like a Star-Trek-struck high school girl again. It had been decades since our Star Trek fan club had assembled. I hadn’t thought about the club in years, but seeing Spock reminded me of the fun my girlfriends and I used to have. I don’t know if they meant the same to the rest of the girls who shared my Star Trek obsession, but to me our gatherings meant everything. On a weekly basis, a small group of girls would meet to watch Star Trek, eat KFC and exult in our female nerdiness. Safe in...

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An Enterprise Worth Investing In: The Nerdy Girls’ Star Trek Fan Club

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Was it really him? The deep, mellifluous voice sounded the same. The aquiline nose and angular face looked exactly the same. Three or four tables away, in my favorite Sacramento restaurant, sat Mr. Spock — talking, laughing and enjoying dinner with his friends. I felt like a Star-Trek-struck high school girl again. It had been decades since our Star Trek fan club had assembled. I hadn’t thought about the club in years, but seeing Spock reminded me of the fun my girlfriends and I used to have. I don’t know if they meant the same to the rest of the girls who shared my Star Trek obsession, but to me our gatherings meant everything. On a weekly basis, a small group of girls would meet to watch Star Trek, eat KFC and exult in our female nerdiness. Safe in...

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