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The Never Ending Fire Season

I watched with horror as the video played on the national news website.  Flames on either side of the road, the sky dark as night, branches falling on top of the truck.  In my head, I knew this person must have made it out alive, because after all, the news…

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Lifestyle

A Draft Decision

We were hanging out on the deck on a beautiful May afternoon.  Suddenly, flames appeared on PeeWink Ridge, less than a mile from our house.  Bryon called 911 to report it,  As a precaution, he gathered the cat carriers, and prepared to evacuate. Fortunately, that particular day, the winds were…

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Recreation

Want to Ski for Free?

Another email from Winter Park Ski Resort.  Why I opened this one, I really don’t know.  But then the contents of the email caught my eye. “Hey Winter Park Pass Holders.  Want to ski for free this winter?  We’re recruiting ski instructors for the winter season, no experience necessary.  Work…

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Lifestyle

Halloween in the Mountains

“Do you think we’ll get trick or treaters?  Should I buy candy?”  my neighbor asked me. During the past year, we’ve had several new people move into our Nederland neighborhood.  Some from as far away as Washington, DC.  Others made more local moves from the plains of Colorado – Lafayette,…

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