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Fatal accident driver faces vehicular homicide charge

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.  Kelley Wiggins, 37, the driver of the 1997 Pontiac Firebird that was involved in a rollover accident that killed one person and injured four others, ...
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Tech trends: How to spot an email scam

Gail Eddy, Nederland. The scammers are getting better and better. The text of the email looks legit; the email address looks legit; the graphics are professional. How can you tell when ...
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Gilpin Library Footnotes : A mountain of books

Larry Grieco, Librarian.    It’s time for a mid-year retrospective and so we looked back at some of the “oldest new books” on the new non-fiction shelf. We discovered some gems ...
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Wild weed walk in the woods

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  This is the time of year when the mountain meadows and forests are their most fragrant and flowerful. Blooms have just passed their peak, with many already ...
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Common Consumption Areas become common

John Scarffe, Black Hawk.  During its regular meeting on Wednesday, August 12, the Black Hawk City Council heard requests for two Common Consumption Areas and for two liquor licenses. On ...
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Read in Ned : Out Where the West Begins

Tom Lambrecht, Nederland.  One of the more pleasant duties for the Nederland Library staff is to keep up-to-date with our collection, particularly with the new book section, as those ...
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Gilpin County News : On mine remediation

Roger Baker, Gilpin County Manager.  A couple of very sad news reports in the last few weeks illustrate how difficult the mixed-use legacy of our Colorado mountains can be, and how ...
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Naturally Speaking: “That’s Pretty Swift”

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  As their name implies, “swifts” are fast-flying birds. In fact, they are considered to have the swiftest flight among small birds. They probably ...
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Graceful art in the roots

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. Almost everyone is born with a gift. Finding one’s gift is the hard part. Some people spend their whole life trying to figure out what they are ...