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Boulder’s Beach

As I took the dogs out for their lunchtime walk. It felt hot. Nederland hot. In truth, the thermometer reached 74 degrees. However, consider that a typical summer day in Nederland rarely exceeds 80 degrees, it was in fact hot for mid-May. Breaking out my sandals and shorts, I could…

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The Summer Road Workout

As I trod up the dirt road, my steps becoming smaller. As the grade becomes even steeper, I find myself sweating, and my ponytail clings to the nape of my neck. My breathing becomes more labored as I continue up and up. Finally, I’m reduced to a pace of a…

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Reckless Mountain Driving

Waiting at the bottom of The Summer Road, I glanced right, then left. Coast is clear, and I pulled out, heading down to Boulder for work. Within seconds, the white sedan was on my bumper. Unlike some of my friends, I don’t have that much ego when someone is right…

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Lifestyle

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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