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Saws and Slaws: Award-winning work that builds community

CB Bassity, Peak to Peak. Sawzin-who? Saws and Slaws—it’s short for chainsaws and coleslaws, the defining features of a Saws and Slaws event. Once a month, if the weather ...
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Eagles dance out of high school

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. After the flowers were delivered to family and friends, Gilpin High School seniors swiveled in the aisles, faced the audience, donned sunglasses and burst ...
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Side effects of legal marijuana

     Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak. When recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, communities could only guess at how they would be impacted by the change in their culture. ...
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Climate Conversations: Ozone

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak. Our atmospheric pressure and temperature decreases with altitude in the troposphere until at about 40,000 ft. It is a cold trap for the maximum altitude ...
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Learning the easy way

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. The auto crash in front of the Gilpin High School was a grim scene, fraught with the horrific images of injured teens and crumpled metal. But it wasn’t ...
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Wayde Scott Hodgson October 11, 1959 – April 9, 2015

Wayde (Scott) Hodgson was born October 11, 1959 in Boulder, Colorado and resided in the beautiful mountains of Gilpin County where he loved to be with his wife Michele (Patti) Hodgson ...
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The blessed gift of motherhood

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. For many women, becoming a mother is a natural part of being a female, of growing up and starting a family, ready or not. For others, becoming a mother doesn’t ...
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The concrete storm of April 17, 2015

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak. It was as if the weather gods had dispersed Portland cement into the moisture clouds that slogged over the mountains Thursday morning and spewed sheets ...