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VOTE NO on a $5 MILLION DOLLAR BLANK CHECK

Dear Editor, Business and property owners are being asked to approve a $5 million debt authorization for a list of more than a dozen poorly defined and un-budgeted “improvements” ...
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Why the NDDA Debt Authorization is a bad idea

To the voters of the Nederland Downtown Development District, This year you have a very important decision to make in the upcoming April election.  You are being asked to vote on a ...
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Gilpin students organize fundraiser

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.  It’s good to know that elementary school students are concerned about the animals of our world who are in danger of becoming extinct. But more than ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

FOR YOUR HEALTH : Changing guidelines label more people as diabetic

Trudy Lieberman, Peak to Peak.  A few months ago came some alarming health news.  “Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes,” screamed a Los Angeles Times ...
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Nederland candidates speak at forum

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. About 50 people attended the candidates forum at the Nederland Community Center on Tuesday night. The forum was held in the auditorium. It was a chance for ...
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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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Nederland welcomes new NAS president

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  At the beginning of January, Jim Guertin remembers reading a column by the Nederland Area Seniors president Jim Elder, admiring Elder for doing a tremendous ...
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