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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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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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Moving on

“The three of us are moving to Denver in a couple of weeks and listing the house.” I re-read the text again.  Did it say what I thought it said?  Our neighbor of the last seven years since we moved to Nederland is moving.  And he’s moving to the big…

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What is wilderness?

As I walked down the trail, I glimpse the sign in the distance.  Weathered, the light brown color fading, it marks a special boundary.  Indian Peaks Wilderness.  While this sign in simple terms means relatively little, in larger terms wilderness symbolizes so much more.  Particularly in the world we live…

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