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Facing the challenge

    Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become the rage of the summer, escalating in mid-August. All over the country people are pouring buckets of ...
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Senior Scene : Fall Play

Serene Karplus, Nederland.  Summer slipped past like a kid sliding into home base. High mountain wildflowers graced our meadows with hottest pink paintbrush, elephant heads, and asters. ...
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Columbine health care alive and well

Thirty-six years ago, a trailer pulling a double wide modular building lumbered up the canyon to Nederland where it became the first health clinic in the area. It was a time to celebrate. ...
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Gilpin Commissioners address MFHC closing

Lynn Hirshman, Gilpin County.  On September 8, the Gilpin County Commissioners held their third meeting to discuss how to provide interim services in light of the fact that Mountain ...
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Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit now available

Jeanne Nicholson, Colorado State Senator.     As of 2011, Colorado was one of ten states in the United States that did not offer adults oral health benefits under Medicaid. Many ...
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Mountain Critters : Happy Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.     Many of us realize our dogs are much happier when out and about, engaged in sniffing, hiking, chasing squirrels, and playing with their favorite canine ...
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Senior Scene : Legacy Letters and Chihuly

Serene Karplus. Nederland.     Have you ever wondered what your great-grandmother endured to settle the farmstead and bury four children here? Or how your grandfather felt when he ...
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Naturally Speaking :Upper Limits

Dave Hallock, Eldora.     The ground was full of moisture going into this year’s growing season. Last September’s heavy rains filled the aquifers. The above-average snowpack ...