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Wildfire

What’s in Your Fire Box?

The smell of smoke is in the air again.  And as I drive down to work, I hear about a small fire that ignited on Sugarloaf Road.  Fortunately, the fire fighters jump on it quickly and snuff it out when it is only around seven acres. But thinking about how…

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Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

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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