Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kevin Costner on CNN Larry King June 22, 2010

Rare undated image of Dan Costner, Kevin's older brother. In the back ground is the old New York Store in Deadwood. It is now completely rebuilt into the "Midnight Star" gambling and eating emporium.

June 26th update videos . . . they are finally doing something!!:

See Larry King interview Kevin Costner about his centrifuge oil separator to used in Gulf Oil clean up by BP.

Select on the following image. Sorry about short intro commercial . . . play only one video at a time!

Monday, June 21, 2010

PICK A BRICK for the New Deadwood Recreation Center

Original Deadwood Rec Center established in 1912.
The new addition and interior remodel will be presented as a year 2010 facility.

Deadwood Recreation Center will officially open . . .
Noon on July 01, 2010!!!

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John Tridle

The original Rec Center is shown above along with new building addition. City of Deadwood Recreation Center Director, John Tridle reports the whole interior facility is remodeled to provide services of a new 25 yard 6 lane pool, a zero depth pool for handicap accessibility, water features such as 2 water cannons 2 slides and a rain drop feature, indoor walking track, a multi-purpose room for exercise classes, an expanded weight room with a lifting pit for the taller patrons, a room for teenagers to come and socialize, we also have an area set aside for people of all ages to come and socialize, our cardio room will now be on the main floor and not in the basement, we also put in one racquetball court that converts to a squash court, and last but not least a state of the art security system so we can better serve our Deadwood and surrounding area patrons.

Interested individuals, families, groups, organizations, functions, business, etc. can buy either 4x8 or 8x8 etched bricks to be placed at the entrance of the Rec Center. The bricks can have logos, artwork, and text. The brick proceeds will be used to complete a Teen Center and a Senior Center in the Rec Center.
Brick Location

Select on the following image to access John Tridle's public access site on FaceBook.
John and his staff do an excellent job to keep this site current and informative.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 14 CNN Anderson Cooper: Interviews Kevin Costner New Technology for Oil Cleanup

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Baby bear chased by mountain lion

Classmate KayN submitted interesting link for Baby Bear vs Mountain Lion . . .

Kevin Costner sells 32 oil spill machines to BP to recycle 6 million gallons of water a day

DickD Comment:

Kevin Costner and his brother Dan should be recognized for their out-of-the-box thinking to tackle environmental technology processes that others don't or won't see. It seems the centrifuge technology process works for the Gulf Oil Spill as the Costners said it would. Their process application for fly wheel technology has also been ignored and is worth following in the future.

Even though The Dunbar Resort on Deadwood Hill has not been developed to completion, the Costners pioneered a successful old growth tree transplant process. Their process transplanted over 2,000 old growth ponderosa pine, clump and single bitch, and clump oak trees on the Dunbar Resort land. The main stream press is not interested in these lesser known Costner achievements.

The Costner railroad vision of a train connection from Rapid City to Dunbar Resort and Deadwood was a good economic development idea. The Black Hills flourished in the 125 years of railroad historical contribution. The Costner railroad was stopped by a few owners of the abandoned right of way. Deadwood suffers from the lack of convenient parking space. A railroad connection would have helped with this parking limitation.

The US is beginning to realize that railroads are extremely energy efficient to move goods. Also train rides like the Black Hills Central Railroad~1880 Train in Hill City are a popular reconnection to the nostalgic railroads of the past. The Costner railroad would have added real world transportation connections to destination attractions.

Kevin Costner talks with Dr. Nancy Kinner, from the
Costal Response Research Center on Wednesday

June 10, 10:48 AMSalt Lake City Headlines ExaminerMarci Stone

Wednesday, Kevin Costner presented his oil spill solution to Congress and demonstrated his machine that separates oil from water with a 99.9% success rate. Actor, Kevin Costner said that he was inspired by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989 to come up with an idea that would safely separate oil from water, and over the years he has spent $20 million on the machine and the patent for it.
“There's been some question as to why I'm here,” Costner told the House Energy and Environment subcommittee on Wednesday. “I want to assure everyone here it's not because I heard a voice in a cornfield,” Costner said joking about the Field of Dreams movie he made several years ago.
Costner said that over the years he has had a difficult time getting any interest in buying the machines. He said he performed for the Coast Guard, private companies, and the government, but no was interested.
“My enthusiasm for the machine was met with apathy,” said Costner.
But in May, BP asked for 6 of Costner's machines to be flown to the Gulf to be tested. And now BP has ordered 32 more of the machines because they have an almost 100% success rate in separating oil from ocean water. The machines, marketed by Ocean Therapy Solutions suck up the oily water and recycle the water. 32 machines will process about 6 million gallons of water each day.
Costner said “that as long as the oil industry profits from the sea, they have an obligation to protect it.” He went on to say that the cleaning devices “should be on every ship transporting oil, they should be on every derrick, they should be in every harbor.”
“There's 33 platforms that are shut down,” said Costner. “We can put Americans back to work and bring into the 21st century the technology of oil spill recovery.”