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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
Animal Abuse What to do

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. ...

Naturally Speaking : Going, Going, Gone

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  A recent assessment of global wildlife numbers concluded that they had declined by over half since 1970. In other words, the world has just half as many animals ...

Frostbite and Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, 
Nederland. When there’s lots of snow, it’s easy to run outside and play for hours in this winter wonderland, taking our beloved pups with us for some good outdoors ...