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Senior Scene : In Memoriam

In Memoriam by Serene Karplus Snowfall coated the land as we slumbered, Standing tall and innocent, Our young ones nestled close. We had danced in diversity, Our many-hued shapes and ...
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Climate Conversations: Ozone

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak. Our atmospheric pressure and temperature decreases with altitude in the troposphere until at about 40,000 ft. It is a cold trap for the maximum altitude ...
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Diversions : John Denver – The First Rap Musician

Mark Cohen, Peak to Peak. I am 56 years old. I like 60s and 70s rock and old, twangy country. I don’t like rap. I’ve always associated rap with thumping loudspeakers, inner city ...
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There’s an animal in the bed

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. During these winter nights, I have many a friend who shares the bed with their beloved four pawed companion(s), little—or in some cases, not so little—furry ...
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Diversions : The Best Thing I Ever Said

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  Welcome to the inaugural edition of my new column, Diversions. Just as Seinfeld was famously a TV show about nothing, Diversions could be a column about anything. ...
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Cabin Fever Festival features avalanche safety

Irene Shonle. Director, CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Avalanches kill between 25 and 50 people per year in the US, and far more are caught in avalanches. Not surprisingly, Colorado ...
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Animal abuse: what to do?

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. When I was visiting the State of Virginia, I read that their Attorney General had just created the nation’s first attorney general’s Animal Law Unit. ...
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Climate Conversations : Black Carbon

Clyde Burnett, Gilpin County.  It is recognized that our planet’s energy balance could be improved rapidly by limiting the effects of pollutants with short atmospheric lifetimes, ...