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“There is No Plan.”

“My question is, what if there is an emergency situation, like someone has a heart attack, or there is a fire.  What is the plan?” “There is no plan.” What?  Did I hear that right?  Having been through the ordeal of The Cold Springs Wildfire, a contingency plan for emergencies…

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If you build it, will the water come?

If you fly over the Rocky Mountains along the Front Range, you’ll see amoeba-shaped blobs of water dotting the landscape.  But most of those blobs aren’t natural lakes, they are instead reservoirs.  In fact, my hometown of Nederland, Colorado is perched upon the shores of Barker Reservoir. Reservoirs and the…

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The Trail Not Taken

The parking lot overflowed with cars — 150 to be exact.  Driving around in circles, finally we spotted an empty spot.  Everywhere I looked, people were putting on skis, or putting on snowshoes.  It was going to be a busy day at Brainard Lake. An hour later, I wouldn’t have…

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The Historic Bomb Cyclone Recap

Whenever the Weather Service forecasts a “big” snowstorm, I tend to be skeptical.  Mainly because many of their forecasts are busts, and I’m greatly disappointed.  Also, a lot of our bigger snowstorms haven’t been forecast until hours before the storm.  As Mark Twain, “Climate’s what you expect, weather’s what you…

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