The Peak

A Blog from Black Hills Corporation

Aug 05, 2013

70 Million Years of Energy in 3 Weeks

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Q. What do you get when you mix sycamore, aspen and maple leaves with a little fungus from a Floridian lime tree?

A. Oil.

Jul 29, 2013 Hillary

Cat vs Snake

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About a week ago on the grounds of the 23,000-acre site of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, there was a good old-fashion Western standoff. This one however was rattlesnake vs. bobcat. No winner was reported. And we were assured the photographer was not in danger of catching a stray bullet. ... Or fang, in this case.

Jul 22, 2013 Hillary

Don’t be like Ike: Slay your energy vampires

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So, what's Ike doing now? This week we will take you on a fun-filled journey of Ike and his 7-year old son on how you could save some cash. It's easy... really, really easy.

Jul 16, 2013 Hillary

Kids say the darnedest things … about natural gas

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The folks at Southern Gas Association put together this cute video, asking kids a variety of questions about natural gas. (And in case you were wondering, to our knowledge, Under Armor isn’t a sponsor of the video, although we don’t know why half the kids are wearing their shirts.)

Jul 08, 2013 Hillary

Local business helping major manufacturers take their turn

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Nike, M&M, K-Mart, United Airlines, UPS, Tyson Foods.

What do they all have in common?

They’re all worldwide brand names connected to southern Colorado thanks to Portec, a Cañon-City-based global manufacturer of specialty conveyors.

Portec’s been in business for more than five decades, helping their business customers realize “It’s Your Turn.”

Jul 01, 2013 Hillary

Who is the EPA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to make headlines about every other day. But who are these people who hand down all these environmental rules and regulations?

Fred Carl, our own director of Environmental Services, is here to help “clear the air” about this regulatory group.