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Roaring Rivers

                            We’ve had some pretty wild weather the last week, complete with thunderstorms, heavy rain and even hail.  Add to that, the well above normal snow pack from this past winter, and it’s a recipe for extremely…

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Saws and Slaws

We found out early on, that wildfire is a very real threat that comes with living in the mountains.  Five weeks after moving into our home, the most destructive wildfire to date in Colorado, Four Mile Canyon, came within 4 miles of where we were living.  Shortly after, we had…

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Mountain dogs and black dogs

Since I recently posted about our wildlife friend, Blackjack, the black fox, I feel compelled to write about an issue a high school friend brought to my attention — the lack of adoptability for black dogs.  I adopted Simon, our wonderful flat-coated retriever mix eight years ago from a shelter,…

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Blackjack

One of the amazing things about living at 8200 feet in the mountains of Colorado is all the wildlife we see on our property and in our neighborhood.  Since we have lived here, we have seen bobcats on our front porch, a moose walking through our back yard, a herd…

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