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Naturally Speaking : Got Snow?

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  Last month’s snowstorm came 95 years after the benchmark storm for our area, which occurred on April 14 and 15, 1921. A total of 95 inches of snow was recorded ...
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Climate Conversations : METHANE POLLUTION

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.  Ben Franklin’s 1774 letter describing the emission of “flammable air” from the mud in ponds in PA and NJ inspired the identification of methane, ...
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Living on the Mountain

Welcome to “It’s Your Turn”. This is the only completely reader written issue each year. The Mountain-Ear welcomes your submissions every week, but once per year we ...
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Colorado Forest Health

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  The 2015 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests from the Colorado State Forest Service is out. As always, there are fluctuations ...
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“Wolf Dictionary”

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  Until Jane Wodening was three years old, she was a quiet little creature who stayed in her room with her dog, Points. She learned how to read her body ...
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Homelessness and our community

Dear Editor, It’s that time of year again when the talk around town starts to turn to the seasonal return of the transients (campers, travelers, etc.) and all the problems they seem ...
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Find it all in Peaceful Valley

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.  A horseback ride in the Rocky mountains, followed by some hot tubbing, and a soup and salad bar lunch. A swim in a pool that has a view of aspens ...
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NYHA hosts area teams at The Rink

   Aaron Jones, Nederland.   The Nederland Youth Hockey Association hosted a weekend of heated youth hockey action at The RINK this past Friday and Saturday, taking advantage ...
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Top houseplant myths

Irene Shonle. Director CSU Extension, Gilpin County.   With the world frozen outside, we can still enjoy the comfort of green and growing things inside.  Houseplants can be such ...
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