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Boulder County

History

The Gold Rush That Wasn’t

Living in the foothills of the Front Range, you can’t escape the history of Colorado’s Gold Rush. Old mines abound as you hike local trails near Caribou, Eldora and Ward and old mining roads dot the Forest Service land around Nederland. So, I listened with interest when Colorado Public Radio…

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Wildlife

The Tiny But Mighty Predator

Quick.  Think of predators in the wilds of Colorado. Most people think of mountain lions, maybe a coyote, or even a bear.  Big, scary animals that would strike fear not only in other animals, but even people. But it turns out one of the most prolific predators that is menacing…

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Nature

Life Zones

Driving down Boulder Canyon, this particular morning, my senses are heightened.  I’m noticing the snow clinging to the granite as I drive through the Narrows.  As I pass the turn off to Sugarloaf Road, the vibrant green budding leaves of the Narrowleaf Cottonwood stand out.  Finally, as I arrive in…

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