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Saws and Slaws: Award-winning work that builds community

CB Bassity, Peak to Peak. Sawzin-who? Saws and Slaws—it’s short for chainsaws and coleslaws, the defining features of a Saws and Slaws event. Once a month, if the weather ...
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Naturally Speaking : A Misunderstood Forest

Dave Hallock, Peak-to-Peak. Forests of lodgepole pine seem to get a bad rap from many people. Some consider them “biological deserts” while others fear their propensity to burn. ...
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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 ...
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Turn furnace on safely

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  The temperature dropped last week to below freezing. This event always catches people by surprise. Even though it happens every fall, we go into denial ...
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Naturally Speaking :Upper Limits

Dave Hallock, Eldora.     The ground was full of moisture going into this year’s growing season. Last September’s heavy rains filled the aquifers. The above-average snowpack ...
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Saws and Slaws spreads to Gilpin

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.     After a successful Saws and Slaws summer mostly in the Big Springs area, the group has once again been asked to help out in a neighborhood: this ...
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Fuel reduction to begin in Nederland

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.     At the beginning of last Thursday’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board meeting at the Nederland Community Center, board member Randy ...
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IMPORTANT MEETING

The Nederland Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (PROSAB) will hold a Public Meeting on August 21, 2014 7pm at the Nederland Community Room on Local Forest Fuels Treatment Projects. Wildfire ...
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Gilpin Mitigation Grant

Emmit Hoyl, Gilpin Wildfire Mitigation Grant Coordinator.     Trees are falling in Gilpin County as homeowners mitigate their property to the risks of wildfire! The Gilpin Wildfire ...