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Journey out of Nederland

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. In white gowns with gold trim, 34 Nederland High School seniors paraded through the standing array of applauding fans who cheered and shot pictures as the ...
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Chinook students meet the challenge

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Six Chinook West students received high school diplomas last Friday, successfully completing the goals they outlined at the beginning of the school year. ...
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Summer Socks and Sandwiches

Hansen Wendlandt, Pastor, NCPC. It all started with the idea that some children and teens might be able to use extra food. Kids who receive free or reduced lunch at school won’t get ...
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Firewise Cleanup Checklist

Randy Lee, Nederland Firewise Action Committee. Did you ever wonder where the “Firewise” in the Nederland “Firewise Town Cleanup” came from? In 2013, the Town decided to seek ...
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Spring Wildfire Preparedness and a Challenge

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Even though we just got a beautifully wet spring snow, it’s time to think about getting ready for fire season. This early moisture ...
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Free Branch Disposal and Spring Cleaning

Ryan Ludlow, Boulder County. The Nederland Community Forestry Sort Yard is now open for the season. You can drop off branches, logs, cut grass, raked up pine needles and noxious weeds ...
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Forest health projects make communities resilient to wildfire

K. Reid Armstrong, U.S. Forest Service. Why did you cut trees that were green and healthy? Why did you cut so many trees in this one area? What about the animals that are living in ...
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Same River, Different Times

Michael O’Neill, Emergency Preparedness Action Committee. Early on in his 1869 exploratory adventure down the Colorado River, John Wesley Powell lost one of his large boats, carrying ...