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Don’t Delay Joy : the Story of the Carousel of Happiness

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Over the past five years many stories have been told, written, and filmed about Nederland’s Carousel of Happiness. Bits and pieces of the history, snippets ...
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A lifetime of precious memories

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Irene Pritsak was like many of the young adults who arrived in Colorado in the 70s from the East Coast and the Midwest, looking for something that was not ...
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Volunteers right mining artifact

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The leaning headframe in front of the Magnuson Hotel may have been picturesque in an Old West ghost-town sort of way, but it was nearing the falling-over ...
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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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Left behind, making friends

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County. Last fall, when it was time to round up the Reynolds Ranch Open Space herd of cattle on Magnolia Road, one obstinate black calf chose not to go along ...
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Art, demos bring in the crowd

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. The art community in Nederland is fast creating a hands-on local event for people interested in trying various mediums and techniques, guided by artists. ...
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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, ...