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Lightning is no Joke

Quiz time!  What causes more fatalities in Colorado?  Mountain lion attacks or lightning strikes? If you live here in the mountains, I’m sure you realize the perils of lightning.  But judging by what I saw today, a lot of people don’t. Ignorance is not Bliss I ran into a group…

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Wildlife

Don’t Feed the Squirrels

A Strange Interaction As I came back from my lunch, I took my familiar position staffing the information desk.  Five minutes later, a family walked in — mom, dad, a younger daughter and son.  They looked to the be the typical midwestern family visiting Rocky Mountain National Park for the…

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Weather/Climate

Rain!!!

The cool air hit me like a blast of air conditioning as I left the house.  Walking up the road, drops of water dripped off the tree branches.  Shawnee’s white fur on her legs was splattered with the red-brown color of the road.  And everything just seemed that much greener. …

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Recreation

It’s a Cyclist’s World

As I drove up Foothills Parkway, traffic slowed to a crawl.  The culprit?  A pack of cyclists.  Which logically makes no sense.  There’s a substantial bike lane on Route 36 several feet wide that more than accommodates a cyclist without infringing on the flow of traffic.  But what’s that saying…

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