Trail Ridge To Open (Weather Permitting)

Note: After our press deadline, Rocky Mountain National Park announced the Trail Ridge Road's opening will be delayed. due to continuing winter conditions at high elevations.  (May 20, 2015, 1:48 pm)

Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. The visitor center is the highest in the National Park Service, sitting at 11,796 feet above sea level. Spring storms often impact plowing activities. Plow operators normally encounter drifts from eighteen to twenty-two feet high.

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Looking To Form Calling Tree

Golden Gang members, area seniors, and/or other homebound residents, are you interested in joining “Daniel’s Calling Tree?” If you would like to be called, to chat, or be checked in on, on a daily, weekly, or whatever basis, or perhaps you’d like to call someone who wants to chat or be checked on, please contact Danni Smithat (970) 631-2789.

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Poetry Corner - May 21, 2015

Soul Contract revisited

A wake-up call 
When the game gets serious
What are we grateful for?

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Farm and Water Tour

Boulder County Parks and Open Space announces the 2015 Farm and Water Tour Series.  Now in its sixth year, this award-winning program will include three Farm Tours and a Water Tour.

The Water Tour will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The all-day water tour gives an on-the-ground view of Boulder County’s water resources, including its roles in producing local food and providing water to rural

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Two New Bands At Oskar Blues

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Taking new steps on his grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation, and he has been leaving music fans breathless with his heavy hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistent high level of energy throughout their sets.

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About Town - May 21, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Another week gone by, some nice days, but it’s still raining. We are susceptible to uncomfortable memories, and although the river rose to over 1400 cubic feet per second, it was much, much higher during the flood! True, it is scary, though.

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The Flatlands Of Kansas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.

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