sandwiches and socks

2014 in retrospect

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.  As years go, 2014 was fairly benign—no major disasters (although a couple of explosive hash oil fires could have been); no devastating floods, just ...
flooding the rink

Making ice for the holidays

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The elves arrived around 7:30 p.m. all last week, turning on the lights at the Ned Rink, shoveling any new or stuck-at-the-edges snow, hauling out the hoses ...
little girl

Missing child found in neighbors home

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The call came in around 11:40  last Wednesday morning, December 17. A three-year-old girl had disappeared from her home on Blue Spruce off of Ridge Road. ...
conchita kiss

A Christmas reunion

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. For a dog, traveling by air, locked in a crate in the belly of a jet plane with no idea of where you are going, is a traumatic experience. Two weeks ago, ...
geneva mixon  and tree

Christmas tree of knowledge

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. It was a labor of love. The Nederland Community Library elves rolled up their sleeves and went to work last week, creating a most appropriate holiday tree ...
ro joe gierlach, jeff miller, paul carrill

Rotary seeks Nederland members

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. About 40 people gathered at the Pioneer Inn last Thursday night, enjoying the restaurant’s famous artichoke dip and quesadillas. Most of the attendees ...
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CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS : Changes

Clyde Burnett, Gilpin County. Our past benign climate was the result of our planet’s energy balance. Our heat radiation from the sun was just balanced by our heat energy loss to space. ...
moose

Naturally Speaking : Going, Going, Gone

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  A recent assessment of global wildlife numbers concluded that they had declined by over half since 1970. In other words, the world has just half as many animals ...