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The blessed gift of motherhood

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. For many women, becoming a mother is a natural part of being a female, of growing up and starting a family, ready or not. For others, becoming a mother doesn’t ...
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The concrete storm of April 17, 2015

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak. It was as if the weather gods had dispersed Portland cement into the moisture clouds that slogged over the mountains Thursday morning and spewed sheets ...
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Business Short Takes : Peak Radiance

         Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. A new service has moved into the Columbine Family Wellness Center and this one is just in time for Valentine’s Day. How about a waxing ...
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First Fitness Place fundraiser feast a hit

     Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. When present and former mountain residents heard that Jeff Muskatt was bringing back some of Neapolitan’s original favorite dishes, tickets for ...
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Alice installed at Wild Bear Wonderland

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Pulling aside the curtains to the back room of the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, one enters a strange new world. No, it is not a display of foxes or ...
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Gold Hill benefit : Chili beans and dancing beings

Barbara Lawlor, Gold Hill.  The sound of a fiddle, the spicy aroma of chili, and the stomping of feet on a wood floor drifted out of the third story of the Colorado Mountain Ranch ...
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CATS: spectacular performance

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Bravo! The Nederland Middle Senior High School performance of CATS opened to a full house and an extended standing ovation last Thursday night and every ...
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The Most Difficult Thing

Hansen Wendlandt, Pastor, NCPC. I worked at various summer camps for many years, with churches, sports camps, and Boy Scouts. Generally those were great jobs for me—especially as ...