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Forest health projects make communities resilient to wildfire

K. Reid Armstrong, U.S. Forest Service. Why did you cut trees that were green and healthy? Why did you cut so many trees in this one area? What about the animals that are living in ...
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Same River, Different Times

Michael O’Neill, Emergency Preparedness Action Committee. Early on in his 1869 exploratory adventure down the Colorado River, John Wesley Powell lost one of his large boats, carrying ...
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County Corner : The broadband problem

Roger Baker, Gilpin County Manager. It’s not news to local residents, but as wonderful as life is in Gilpin County, it does come with a few challenges most folks—even mountain folks—don’t ...
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Artist Demos and Art Auction at Art at the Center reception

   Annie Thayer and Tracy Brewer, Nederland. The spring reception for Art at the Center on May 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. will feature artist demos AND a silent auction. The reception ...
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Wildfire preparedness

Rick Dirr, Nederland Fire Chief.  Wildfire preparedness is a bit like eating an elephant.  Likely, you worked mitigating trees, getting rid of beetle kill, low limbing the trees close ...
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Saws and Slaws: Award-winning work that builds community

CB Bassity, Peak to Peak. Sawzin-who? Saws and Slaws—it’s short for chainsaws and coleslaws, the defining features of a Saws and Slaws event. Once a month, if the weather ...
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Eagles dance out of high school

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. After the flowers were delivered to family and friends, Gilpin High School seniors swiveled in the aisles, faced the audience, donned sunglasses and burst ...

Nederland Trustees approve bag fee

John Scarffe, Nederland. The Nederland Board of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce the use of bags in Nederland during the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5. The item was initially ...