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Senior Scene : Gold Hill Tour

Serene Karplus, Nederland. Gold Hill is rich in history, if no longer in surface gold. It was the first major gold source in the 1859 Colorado gold rush and the discovery there led ...
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Senior Scene : Stories

Serene Karplus, Nederland.     We love stories. We listen to them over and over. We tell them at parties and meals with friends. We add details and dramatize them with music, theater, ...
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Senior Scene – Flower Hikes

Serene Karplus, Nederland.     Columbines shine their white ruff faces to the dappled sun, their long blue tails streaming behind them. Red paintbrush poke through waving white ...
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Senior Scene: Our Family Stories

Serene Karplus, Our Family Stories I wish I had known my grandparents. Eager to create a sizeable distance between their parents and their kids, my parents placed an ocean and thousands ...
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Intentions

“I made three new year’s resolutions and already broke two of them,” said ten-year-old Ella Rae on January 2.  Having already failed her mission on two fronts, she gave up all ...
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Holiday Mountain Market Thanks

An entire community shows up and supports local microbusiness artisans/crafters and nonprofits. Over $24,000 exchanges hands inside of 13 business hours. Of this amount, over $5,000 ...
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Seniors in Winter

A photograph of my mother standing proudly in a down jacket and furry boots, shovel in hand, on a cleared sidewalk in front of a six-foot snow pile testifies to the endurance of a 40-year-old ...
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Turkey-free Thanksgiving?

Before Christmas in 1862, Paul Lindstrom drove his horse team through snow and ice from Empire to Denver to buy supplies for the holidays. At a time when flour was forty cents a pound, ...