The Peak

A Blog from Black Hills Corporation

May 13, 2013

Frozen treat business tops them all

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Thousands of square feet of chilled and chopped Snickers, M&M’s, Sprinkles, Gummy Bears, Girl Scout cookies, Reese’s Pieces and more …

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May 06, 2013

Mercury Removal Does Not, in Fact, Involve Cartoon Bubbles

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So, I don’t know about you, but every time I hear the term “mercury scrubbing,” I can’t help but picture those little cartoon bubbles that are the mascots for the bathroom cleaner “Scrubbing Bubbles.”
Fortunately, a couple of our folks who work in our Environmental Services group, Tim Mordhorst and Gary Theis, help set me straight.

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Apr 29, 2013

Energy-Efficient Hair Cuts ... Wait. ... What?

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So, you’re probably already doing a lot of stuff to save energy. Switching out conventional light bulbs for compact florescent ones. Unplugging your devices when you’re not using them. But what about your hair cut? Does it scream “I am an energy saver!”

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Feb 16, 2013 Max

Biking duo takes kids on virtual tours of the world

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Images of the World is a unique venture owned by husband-and-wife team Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker. The duo has traveled all around the world on bicycles and presents programs about their travels to students in schools throughout our service territories. The programs focus on adventure, social studies, science, geographic, history, art and culture. The pair finds things in each country to inspire kids.

Here, the husband half of the team, Bruce, talks about what their presentations mean to kids, especially those on the fringe.