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Nesting Among Skyscrapers

I’ve never been a bird person.  While working as a Park Ranger for 17 years, visitors frequently asked about wildlife. “How much do black bears weigh?” “How many elk live in the park?” “Should we worry about mountain lions when hiking?” But the one question that usually I struggled with…

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Walsenburg

“So, I wanted to talk to you about a training opportunity” my boss said. “Ok.” “There’s a conference the NFPA is putting on down in Walsenburg.  I think it would be useful for you with your job.” “Walsenburg?  Where is Walsenburg?” Colorado is a big state.  There are lots of…

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The End of the Mining Era

“Is anyone still mining in this area?” the man asked. It was a question I got all the time during my stint as the coordinator at the Nederland Mining Museum.  Nederland, after all, was found on mining way back in the 1800s. At the time, the person that came to…

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