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Senior Scene – Flower Hikes

Serene Karplus, Nederland.     Columbines shine their white ruff faces to the dappled sun, their long blue tails streaming behind them. Red paintbrush poke through waving white ...
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Senior Scene: Our Family Stories

Serene Karplus, Our Family Stories I wish I had known my grandparents. Eager to create a sizeable distance between their parents and their kids, my parents placed an ocean and thousands ...
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Super Bowl Cities Denver & Seattle Have Much in Common

Denver & Seattle – January 23, 2014 – Their geographic locations could not be more different.  Denver is located 5,280 feet above sea level on high rolling plains at the base ...
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Seniors in Winter

A photograph of my mother standing proudly in a down jacket and furry boots, shovel in hand, on a cleared sidewalk in front of a six-foot snow pile testifies to the endurance of a 40-year-old ...
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The gift of warmth

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland Imagine skating hard for about 10 solid minutes, adrenalin pumping, sweating with the heat of competition and then stopping and sitting on a cold bench, an ...
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GILPIN LIBRARY FOOTNOTES

Larry Grieco, Librarian With Christmas looming around the corner, it seems like perfect timing for “the perfect book.” When Robert B. Parker died at his writing desk on January ...
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Man for all seasons

Barbara Lawlor Nederland Dave Felkley’s favorite time of the year is summer, fall, winter and spring and all the days or weeks in between each of them. In other words, he loves ...
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Turkey-free Thanksgiving?

Before Christmas in 1862, Paul Lindstrom drove his horse team through snow and ice from Empire to Denver to buy supplies for the holidays. At a time when flour was forty cents a pound, ...