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Tolland

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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Enraptured kids meet reptiles

    Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  They crawled and slithered, flicked their tongues, and stared at the children who stared back at them, either in awe, fear, or giggles. At first ...
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No Car Needed to access the Continential Divide

The Nederland Park-N-Ride is the new pick-up and drop-off location for the summer shuttle to the Hessie trailhead. The Hessie Trailhead has been one of the most popular access points ...
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Firewise Cleanup Checklist

Randy Lee, Nederland Firewise Action Committee. Did you ever wonder where the “Firewise” in the Nederland “Firewise Town Cleanup” came from? In 2013, the Town decided to seek ...
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Spring Wildfire Preparedness and a Challenge

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Even though we just got a beautifully wet spring snow, it’s time to think about getting ready for fire season. This early moisture ...
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Free Branch Disposal and Spring Cleaning

Ryan Ludlow, Boulder County. The Nederland Community Forestry Sort Yard is now open for the season. You can drop off branches, logs, cut grass, raked up pine needles and noxious weeds ...