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Naturally Speaking: “That’s Pretty Swift”

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  As their name implies, “swifts” are fast-flying birds. In fact, they are considered to have the swiftest flight among small birds. They probably ...
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Diabetes & Your Pet

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Amazingly, approximately one in 400 dogs and cats get diabetes, with most dogs being Type-1 and cats being Type-2.  Initial symptoms are weight loss, and ...
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Camping With Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  This year I’ve been camping with my Girls, Tiki, Bear, and Sally, all over Colorado, and have had a great time. When I bring the Girls it changes what ...
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Trail Hiking With Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  The other morning I was enjoying a lovely walk around Barker Reservoir when two dogs came running around the corner, playing and having fun, their person ...
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Happy July 4th

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. Wow, I can’t believe it’s July 4th already!  This year is flying by and summer has been a hot one for sure.  As with any holiday, it can be hard on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...