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Crime in a Small Mountain Town

I first moved to a small mountain town in the California Sierra twenty years ago.  I had wanted to work at a ski resort.  So I packed up all my belongings while living in the suburbs of Washington, DC and moved to Mammoth Lakes, California. One of the most challenging…

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Winter Preparations

As a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, I used to do a program called “Autumn in the Rockies.”  The theme centered on how nature transitions and prepares itself for the coming winter. While talking to a neighbor who is new to Nederland, I realized the same is true…

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Being Sustainable

Sustainability.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary define sustainability as this: “a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged” So what does that look like in a small mountain town of 1500 people? In some ways, it is the same as it would…

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Knowing Your Neighbors

Block party!  The flyer evoked memories of neighborhood families gathering together in a mid western suburb with kids playing jump rope, hamburgers grilling on the grill, and people sharing a beer on a hot summer day. Yet this flyer instead advertised a get together in a rural part of Colorado…

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