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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 ...
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The Most Difficult Thing

Hansen Wendlandt, Pastor, NCPC. I worked at various summer camps for many years, with churches, sports camps, and Boy Scouts. Generally those were great jobs for me—especially as ...
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Naturally Speaking : A Misunderstood Forest

Dave Hallock, Peak-to-Peak. Forests of lodgepole pine seem to get a bad rap from many people. Some consider them “biological deserts” while others fear their propensity to burn. ...
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Hirshman, Newman vie for UP board

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak. Each year at this time, United Power members vote for its new or incumbent board members and this year’s race is heading into the April 13 deadline for ...
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Eagles soar in spring musical : Peter Pan

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. The lead in the Gilpin School’s production of Peter Pan has never acted on stage before. She has never sung in front of an audience and she has never ...
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USFS releases Eldora ski area draft decision

Reid Armstrong, Boulder. The U.S. Forest Service released its draft Record of Decision and final Environmental Impact Statement March 17 for the Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects. ...
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Teen marijuana use discussed

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Almost 150 people gathered in the Nederland Community Center Auditorium last Wednesday night to hear educator/comedian Ray Lozano speak about the myths and ...