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Advice for a Newcomer

We have some new people moving into the neighborhood.  It’s always interesting to meet people, find out where they moved from and welcome them. One of our new neighbors came straight from the east coast with no knowledge of Nederland and little knowledge of mountain living in Colorado.  I think…

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A treeless Christmas

We were evacuated from our home in July, 2016 for a wildfire that threatened nearby.  We’ve been well aware of the dangers of wildfire since we moved to our home in Nederland, and had prepared “fire boxes” in the event of an evacuation.  Fire boxes consist of the items we…

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Fifty-eight degrees

Driving up from Boulder, I opened the car window and shut the air conditioner off for a change.  It actually felt… comfortable, instead of the typical 90+ degree oppressive.  I watched the exterior temperature gauge inside my car steadily drop as I made my 15-mile drive back to our home in Nederland….

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Fire on the Mountain

Another fire engine blasted through the Nederland traffic circle, sirens blaring, lights flashing.  That was the second one in a matter of minutes.  Still, in my mind, I thought there must have a been car or motorcycle accident on Peak to Peak highway.  Those were so common during summertime with…

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