Boulder County


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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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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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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Five Years Ago Today…

“Are you ok?  Did the dam break?” said the text from my father-in-law.  Why would he think the dam had broken. The rain was pouring down outside the window, but it didn’t seem too bad.  What in the heck was going on? We turned on the TV to the local…

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