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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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Did I see a bobcat or a lynx?

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension, Gilpin County.   Have you spotted a large cat while looking out your window or driving down the road? It’s always a thrilling sight, and one ...
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Naturally Speaking : The Year That Was

Dave Hallock, Peak-to-Peak.  What happens in nature during the summer can be greatly influenced by the amount of moisture received during the winter and spring. One of the defining ...
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Barker’s salmon harvest

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  For the past few weeks, fishermen have been pulling Kokanee salmon out of Barker Reservoir by the hundreds. All it takes is standing below the weir bridge ...
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