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The 50 State Quest

At a recent staff meeting, we were asked to share about trips we had planned for this summer and fall. “Well, we’re going to Alaska in September, which is really exciting.  But it will also be the culmination of my quest to visit all 50 states.” “Wow, that’s so cool…

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May is for More Snow

But May is not for outdoor concerts.  At least not for me. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the best places to watch an outdoor concert.  Two years ago, Bryon surprise me with tickets to the Lumineers for my birthday in June.  A dark sky speckled with stars loomed  overhead…

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Taking Your Dog to Work

As I typed on my laptop, I felt something touch my leg.  Glancing down from my desk at work, two soft warm brown eyes met my gaze.  His speckled snout lay on my foot, and then – whomp, whomp, whomp — went the tail. Before last summer, I’d never had…

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Maple Donuts and a Bear

Who doesn’t love a bear?  Bears are cute.  We all grew up with Yogi Bear, Smokey Bear and even Teddy Bears. One of the most endearing moments of my Park Ranger career involved bears.  Walking to the visitor center one early morning, I caught sight of a baby bear clutching…

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