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Halloween in the Mountains

“Do you think we’ll get trick or treaters?  Should I buy candy?”  my neighbor asked me. During the past year, we’ve had several new people move into our Nederland neighborhood.  Some from as far away as Washington, DC.  Others made more local moves from the plains of Colorado – Lafayette,…

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Recreation

The Rim Trail

Where’s there’s a lake, there’s a rim.  Where there’s a rim, there’s a trail.  At least in the case of Barker Reservoir. As the sun started to sink lower in the sky, I felt the need to try and squeeze in a run.  My normal favored running spots are almost…

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Wildlife

Rabid Wildlife

The family sat at the picnic table, spreading out their feast.  A small girl with braids started giggling uncontrollably.  As I walked closer to see what was going on, my heart sunk. Lily Lake teemed with visitors that day.  The little girl was feeding a chipmunk peanuts, and it had…

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Lifestyle

Crime in a Small Mountain Town

I first moved to a small mountain town in the California Sierra twenty years ago.  I had wanted to work at a ski resort.  So I packed up all my belongings while living in the suburbs of Washington, DC and moved to Mammoth Lakes, California. One of the most challenging…

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