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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 ...
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Swan song for Fair organizer

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.  For the past 21 years, Vicki Nemec of Gilpin County has been involved in the County’s annual Fair, the crown jewel of events at the end of the ...
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Polar Gas expands in Gilpin

Lynn Hirshman, Gilpin County. Last Wednesday, August 12, Commissioner Linda Isenhart posted this notice on Facebook: “For Gilpin County Residents: Public meeting TONIGHT … re: Polar ...
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Climate conversations: Earth—The Operator’s Manual

Clyde Burnett, Gilpin County.  The 3-part video series, “Earth—The Operator’s Manual,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Professor Richard Alley of ...
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Camping With Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  This year I’ve been camping with my Girls, Tiki, Bear, and Sally, all over Colorado, and have had a great time. When I bring the Girls it changes what ...
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The maligned brown recluse and other spider misconceptions

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  There are few critters out there that inspire as much fear as spiders – the brown recluse spider in particular. The internet ...
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Tech trends: Cell phone spots along the Peak to Peak

Gail Eddy, Nederland.  We frequently drive along the Peak to Peak Highway. Usually I know I should just keep my phone tucked away because it’s not going to work. But sometimes, you ...
Welcome to Nederland
The sign sponsored by the Nederland High School Class of 2015 was installed in July.

NMSHS admin shifts

  Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  The new Home of the Panthers sign in the Nederland Visitor’s Center parking lot symbolizes the burgeoning pride and partnership that has evolved in ...