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Your Carbon Footprint

It can be rough keeping up.  You’ve probably heard the term, “Keeping up with the Joneses.”  Usually that phrase applies to people buying fancier cars, bigger houses, and more stuff so that they can compete with their neighbors or friends. But I feel like those words have new meaning in…

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Law & Disorder at the Library

I remember the first time I saw Nederland.  Well, actually, there was the first time I saw Nederland in the light of day and the night-time version. We accidentally “stumbled” upon Nederland trying to take a short cut from Idaho Springs to Boulder.  Traffic became gridlocked on I-70 and looking…

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Climate Change and the Mountains

Imagine the year 2060.  Nederland hits 90 degrees for the seventh day in a row during this August day.  I  turn on the room air conditioner in the bedroom — the only way I can possibly find a way to sleep during this heat wave. I pick up the Excel…

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What is a blizzard?

Being ever the planner, I checked the weather forecast on Saturday night. After visiting my family for Thanksgiving, it was time to head back to Colorado.  Not being a big fan of epic drives, we had planned to leave mid-afternoon Sunday to get four or five hours of driving in…

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