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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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Saws and Slaws celebrates 2015 season

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.   The dining room at Camp Wondervu was dotted with orange vests, the honored uniform of Saws and Slaws volunteers. It looked kind of like a Bronco Pep ...
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Timberline responds to 544 calls in 2015

Glenn M. Levy, Fire Chief.    Happy New Year from Timberline; 2015 was an amazing year for Timberline and as your Fire Chief I wanted to update the entire fire district community ...
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Bright light in the night : Forest Service begins burning slash piles

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.   This is the time of year when mountain residents are apt to see piles of slash burning in the forest service mitigation areas. As foresters watch ...

Local is part of award-winning environmental project

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.   David Walker’s grandmother was born in Black Hawk in 1898, his great grandfather was a miner, and David became a rock climber. His family was known ...
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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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