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Natural nectar for hummingbirds

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Would it be summer in the mountains without the trills and flashes of color and motion of hummingbirds? We are blessed with many ...
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Naturally Speaking: “Rain, Rain Go Away”

Dave Hallock, Eldora. Mother Nature has not been making things easy on many of her creatures this spring. The abundant moisture has, well, put a damper on the normal cycles and activities ...
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Living Well, Dying Well

Serene Karplus, Nederland.  Many who knew Dave Felkley saw him as a mentor, a man who figured out how to live well and how to die well. Dave was a man who purposely kept life simple, ...
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County Corner: Local and not-so-local employment

Roger Baker, Gilpin County Manager. I’ve heard the job fair the Black Hawk Business Improvement District held last Thursday down in Lakewood was a great success, but that it was held ...
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Central City prepares for summer events

    Barbara Lawlor, Central City. Nicki Friedeck, owner of the Nicki Lee Bed and Breakfast in Central City, scrubbed away at many layers of grime on the windowsills of an historic ...
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Business Short Takes : Welcoming new interns

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. On Saturday afternoon, the past year interns said goodbye to Peak to Peak Counseling as four new interns were introduced to the community at an open house ...
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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 ...