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Being grateful

A few night ago, I decided I would make a list of all that I was thankful for. But when I sat down at the computer, my mind was muddled. Maybe I was tired and the words had gone to ...
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Barker’s salmon harvest

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  For the past few weeks, fishermen have been pulling Kokanee salmon out of Barker Reservoir by the hundreds. All it takes is standing below the weir bridge ...
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Millipedes and Centipedes

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  Both millipedes and centipedes sometimes come into houses in the fall, and I’ve recently heard from a few people finding these ...
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Opposition pleased with USFS decision

Barbara Lawlor, Eldora Mountain Resort.  It isn’t perfect and it isn’t forever, but the United States Forest Service Record of Decision on the Eldora Mountain Resort expansion ...
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Local firefighters participate in prescribed burn

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.   On Monday, firefighters from the Nederland Fire Protection District as well as from Timberline Fire Protection District joined other Boulder County ...
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Naturally Speaking : Not All Land Was Created Equal

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  This summer saw the celebration of the conservation of Tolland Ranch, located along South Boulder Creek between Rollinsville and East Portal.   Tolland Ranch ...
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Fire ban enacted for western Boulder County and Gilpin County

Heidi Prentup, Boulder County On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Sheriff Joe Pelle enacted a fire ban for the mountain area of Boulder County. The mountain area includes all unincorporated ...
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Remembering Fourmile

  Wildfires of the region : Five years later Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  On Monday, Labor Day, the Nederland Fire Protection District received a report of an abandoned campfire ...
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The maligned brown recluse and other spider misconceptions

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  There are few critters out there that inspire as much fear as spiders – the brown recluse spider in particular. The internet ...
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