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Champs and Acers tied for lead

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. After 20 games in the Gilpin County Co-ed Softball Leagues, the top two teams are the Champs and the Acers, with four games and no losses apiece. The ...
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Sandwiches and Socks program serves lunch

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Jake from Omaha, Nebraska, studied literature in college in Lincoln, earning a degree in English. At the age of 25, he chose to take his words on a road ...
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Climate conversations: Melting ice and extreme precipitation

Clyde Burnett, Gilpin County. Much of the increased trapped heat energy of the atmospheric greenhouse effect is melting the snow and ice of our mountain glaciers, the polar ice caps, ...
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Mission groups assist in Ned cleanup

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Alamogordo, New Mexico is flat and hot. Nederland is in the mountains and cool. In the past month, Ned residents have been griping about the wet weather, ...
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Diversions : Thoughts on Being the Old Man

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished ...
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Natural nectar for hummingbirds

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Would it be summer in the mountains without the trills and flashes of color and motion of hummingbirds? We are blessed with many ...
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Naturally Speaking: “Rain, Rain Go Away”

Dave Hallock, Eldora. Mother Nature has not been making things easy on many of her creatures this spring. The abundant moisture has, well, put a damper on the normal cycles and activities ...
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Structure fire caused by candle

  Barbara Lawlor, Wondervu. A fire ignited by a candle in a wood shed next to a Wondervu home destroyed most of the building. What was left standing sustained smoke and water damage. Coal ...