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Campfire escapes, Nederland wildland crew captures it

    Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.     On Thursday afternoon, the Nederland Fire Protection District, the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District and the Timberline Fire Protection ...
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Beware of springtime black ice

Barbara Lawlor A firefighter held her hand. After the slide, the flight, the crash, the panic, the arrival of help, the ambulance, the hospital, and the recovery, Mona Crowe looks ...
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Homemade exploding target suspected cause of Peewink Fire

Barbara Lawlor , Boulder County On Sunday afternoon, Sugarloaf residents stood at the entrance to county road 332 that led to the scene of a wild land fire on Peewink Mountain. They ...
Gilpin County

Convicted arsonist sentenced

Black Hawk man torched B&B Gilpin County He did it for the insurance money, said the jury. Terrence John Ballowe, 41, was sentenced last Wednesday, July 31, for setting the fire ...
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The Mountain Ear

“And in the naked light I saw, Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening. People writing songs that voices never shared. And ...
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Naturally Speaking

“Odds and Ends” Dave Hallock Eldora This spring’s moisture had me thinking that we would be safe from fire danger until after the July monsoons, but nature threw a curve ...
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Coal Creek Canyon Home Goes Up in Flames

Barbara Lawlor - Coal Creek Canyon By the time neighbors saw the smoke and flames, a Lillis Road home off Ranch Elsie Road in Jefferson County was well on its way to being destroyed ...