Editor’s top 5 web picks: Jerk pork recipe, West Nile Virus, Colorado hunting licenses, & more | PostIndependent.com

Editor’s top 5 web picks: Jerk pork recipe, West Nile Virus, Colorado hunting licenses, & more

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Solomon Liston (in back) guides a group of customers on a trip through Glenwood Canyon.
Courtesy of Whitewater Rafting, LLC |

1. Try a jerk pork recipe, available online. According to The Kitchen Diva, “The cooking technique that made Jamaica famous is the spicy jerk marinade that’s used for both meats and vegetables. The name is derived from the way the meat is poked or “jerked” with a sharp object to create the holes where spices are inserted.”

2. Learn about the life of a Colorado rafting guide.

“Solomon Liston, a 36-year-old whitewater raft guide, has experienced everything from flipping over to life-threating situations,” reported Jessica Carter. “Liston, a Glenwood Springs native, lives and breathes tourism. He has been a whitewater raft guide with Whitewater Rafting LLC for 13 years. As a guide and often trip leader, he is a constant promoter of Glenwood Springs and uses his upbeat and quirky sense of humor to help guests enjoy their trip to the fullest.”

3. Learn about West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself.

According to Brittany Markert, “Though Mesa County’s pesky biting gnat population experienced growth due to increased summer precipitation, mosquito numbers are holding steady. Even so, area residents should remain cautious and wear insect repellent as a pool of Grand Valley mosquitoes recently tested positive for West Nile virus. … Ways to avoid insect bites include wearing inspect repellent with DEET, picaridin or lemon of eucalyptus oil; dressing in long pants and sleeves when outdoors; avoiding outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; and draining standing water on residential property.”

4. Learn about international meat production, and the world’s growing population.

“The United Nations predicted earlier this year that world population, today at 7.2 billion, will increase to 9.6 billion by 2050, with the largest growth projected in developing countries including India and within Africa,” reported Katie Kuntz of Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. Some of those countries are challenged today to provide sufficient food supplies for their citizens. Can the planet sustain 2.4 billion more residents 35 years from now? A part of the answer to that question involves the production of protein, already facing spiking global consumption.”

5. Colorado’s hunting licenses are on sale now.

According to a news release, “On July 21, Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched sales of over-the-counter (OTC) and OTC with caps licenses for the upcoming hunting season. The season begins in late August for archers and continues through mid-November, with licenses now available for all big game — including elk, bear, and deer.”

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