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Carlson, Huth win Bocce Tournament

Barbara Lawlor, Gold Hill.  In Gold Hill, the first week in July doesn’t necessarily mean Independence Day. The Gold Hill Annual Bocce Tournament is in the running for the most popular ...

Healthy keepers of the forest needed

Dear Editor, Having lost my home in this Cold Spring fire, and seeing the incredible cost of energy in firefighting and in the wastage of food by having electricity turned off in people’s ...

Firefighters win!

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Celebrate 100 years of National Parks with your dog

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  On August 25, 2016 our National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of “engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation ...

Naturally Speaking : Got Snow?

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  Last month’s snowstorm came 95 years after the benchmark storm for our area, which occurred on April 14 and 15, 1921. A total of 95 inches of snow was recorded ...

Water barrels will soon be legal

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  On April 1, 2016, the Colorado legislature passed a game-changing bill that will allow people (finally) to be able to collect ...

Naturally Speaking : All My Skis are rock skis : Chronicles of a Front Range Skier

David Hallock, Peak to Peak.  Cross-country skiing was our favorite pastime during the eighteen winters Diane and I spent in Eldora. Over that period, I figured I averaged 100 days ...

Climate Conversations : Nuclear Energy-Fission

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.   Nuclear power involves the release of large amounts of energy in strong, short-range nuclear force reactions with mass converted into energy ...

Why local snowpack is important

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  Overall, snowpack in Colorado is great so far this year. As of February 24th, the South Platte River Basin (our watershed) is ...
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