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2014 in retrospect

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.  As years go, 2014 was fairly benign—no major disasters (although a couple of explosive hash oil fires could have been); no devastating floods, just ...
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Support Nederland Community Center plan

Dear Editor, We are writing to draw readers’ attention to the January 6, 2015 Nederland Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting; at which trustees will decide whether to approve the proposed ...
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Making ice for the holidays

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The elves arrived around 7:30 p.m. all last week, turning on the lights at the Ned Rink, shoveling any new or stuck-at-the-edges snow, hauling out the hoses ...
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Missing child found in neighbors home

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The call came in around 11:40  last Wednesday morning, December 17. A three-year-old girl had disappeared from her home on Blue Spruce off of Ridge Road. ...
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A Christmas reunion

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. For a dog, traveling by air, locked in a crate in the belly of a jet plane with no idea of where you are going, is a traumatic experience. Two weeks ago, ...
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Christmas tree of knowledge

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. It was a labor of love. The Nederland Community Library elves rolled up their sleeves and went to work last week, creating a most appropriate holiday tree ...
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Black Friday, downtown Ned style

      Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Except for the wind, Black Friday in Nederland was almost balmy; the icy temperatures of the preceding week just a rapidly-melting memory. Crowds ...
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Holiday specials in Caribou Village

   Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Caribou Village Shopping Center businesses geared up for the Black Friday plunge into holiday gift purchasing. ...