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The land of no cell service

Pulling into the post office parking lot in Nederland, I glanced at my cell phone.  As I touched the Message icon, I was surprised to see three new text messages, including one from my friend Carrie. “I’m in Nederland today, want to grab a cup of coffee?” I hadn’t seen…

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High altitude advantage?

As I watched the Colorado Avalanche players whiz around the ice during they playoff game, I couldn’t help but wonder if they didn’t have a distinct advantage.  Not an advantage of coaching or superstar players.  No, that advantage definitely belonged to the Nashville Predators, conference winners. No, the advantage I…

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Affordable housing in mountain country

Living and working in some of the most scenic places in the country has often created challenges during my life.  This balancing act began over 20 years ago when I first moved to the Sierra Nevada town of Mammoth Lakes to work for Mammoth Mountain, the local ski resort.  Getting…

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Your GPS lied

We waited and waited and waited.  I’d been excited to have my family visit our Nederland home for the first time since we moved here.  They’d flown into Denver and rented a car to make the 1-hour drive to our mountain home.  Living off of a private dirt road, I’d…

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