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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 ...

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 ...

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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