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Briefly: Jan. 17
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Chilly bird count a success

The annual Isabella Christmas Bird Count took place on Jan. 4 as brave birdwatchers bundled up to face zero-degree temps and 25 mile per hour winds.

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Eighteen species and 690 birds were tallied and record numbers of American goldfinches were counted. It was a down year compared to average, but organizer Steve Wilson said the event has a bright future.

“We are currently in negotiations with the producers of the X Games, who are considering adding the Isabella CBC as its extreme birding event,” he wrote.

If it happens, we’ll be watching … from the warmth of our living rooms.

TH graduate completes AmeriCorps service

Two Harbors resident Danielle McDonald graduated from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in November. She was recognized in a ceremony in Vinton, Iowa at the Corps’ North Central Region Campus.

McDonald is one of 160 corps members deployed in teams of 10-12 across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The teams complete service projects focusing on five areas: the environment, energy conservation, disasters, infrastructure improvement and urban and rural development. Nineteen teams completed 110 service projects. They serve at least 1,700 hours in a 10-month period.

In exchange for their service, NCCC members receive $5,500 to help pay for college or to pay off school loans.

Chilly bird count a  success The annual Isabella Christmas Bird Count took place on Jan. 4 as brave birdwatchers bundled up to face zero-degree temps and 25 mile per hour winds.  Eighteen species and 690 birds were tallied and record numbers of American goldfinches were counted. It was a down year compared to average, but organizer Steve Wilson said the event has a bright future. “We are currently in negotiations with the producers of the X Games, who are considering adding the Isabella CBC as its extreme birding event,” he wrote. If it happens, we’ll be watching … from the warmth of our living rooms.

TH graduate completes AmeriCorps serviceTwo Harbors resident Danielle McDonald graduated from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in November. She was recognized in a ceremony in Vinton, Iowa at the Corps’ North Central Region Campus.McDonald is one of 160 corps members deployed in teams of 10-12 across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The teams complete service projects focusing on five areas: the environment, energy conservation, disasters, infrastructure improvement and urban and rural development. Nineteen teams completed 110 service projects. They serve at least 1,700 hours in a 10-month period.In exchange for their service, NCCC members receive $5,500 to help pay for college or to pay off school loans.

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