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Nederland July 4th Fireworks & Festival, a thank you to YOU

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  People talk about how America is losing its community feel; how people aren’t helping one another as in years past; that we don’t lend a hand in times ...

Conversations with Mullein

Arwen Greer, Peak to Peak.  Overlooked, undervalued and even criminalized – is that any way to treat such a soft, unassuming and generous plant? Mullein grows everywhere along the ...
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Central City vets celebrate the Fourth

Lynn Hirshman, Black Hawk.  On Thursday, July 2, KYGT, The Goat—the community radio station in Idaho Springs, received an odd email request: “I need some help. My name is John ...
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Ned’s Mikaela is next Boulder County Rodeo Queen

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Many little girls dream of someday being a rodeo queen—of galloping into an arena packed with thousands of people, of proudly carrying the flag streaming ...
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Mountain summer riding

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West Mag a shooting area option; Gilpin cuts possible sites

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.  In the next month, the Northern Front Range Recreational Sports Shooting Management Partnership will host three open houses regarding identifying possible ...
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Read in Ned: Not Stranger Than Fiction

Jay Mann, Nederland. When I recommend science fiction or fantasy books to patrons, I often get the response: “I don’t read those types of books.” Almost all kids love fantasy. ...
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NMSHS recognized nationally for music education

Liz Evans, Nederland.  Nederland Middle Senior High School once again received the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education ...
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Community building by bicycle

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  Mike Horgan bicycle racers sped through town in their team colors on Sunday, leaving rainbow streams and dust in their wake. Their gear was tight and aerodynamic; ...