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The toponyms on the map can tell you more than just what to call a chunk of earth. Some describe or memorialize, and others maybe even tell a little about the hopes and feelings of those who named those places. An accessible remnant of powerful sentiment is there for the daydreaming when it … Read Article

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It is tempting, in a time like this, to lose track of life, to get caught up in drama, and to imagine that our world is an unending stream of traumatic headlines, a cacophany of big bangs. Read Article

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Shortly after they were married in 1971, Bill Hadfield told his new bride, Linda, that they were moving to Montana. Read Article

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I demand a lot from a trail. I want it to make me ache, in my muscles, and somewhere deeper. I could claim I’m out for the fresh air, a snatch of birdsong. But I want a summit, a panorama, a destination. I want escape. I want encounter. Read Article

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Jan Ziettlow retired from teaching and moved to Boulder in the 1990s. For many years, she worked, and lived, at Boulder Hot Springs. But Ziettlow, who had kept most of her possessions in storage, including many family heirlooms, longed to get them out again. In 2009, when the National Afford… Read Article

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With temperatures plunging below zero and a blanket of snow on the ground, it’s hard to imagine that just weeks ago the landscape was ablaze with the warm and sunny palette of autumn. Photo contest contestants, however, were quick to capture those brightly colored scenes  and The Boulder Mon… Read Article

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A county and its boundaries are a human construct. Sometimes they are based on Earth’s features, like a divide between watersheds or a river, and other times they are based on our imaginary partitions – such as townships or the lines of the graticule. Ultimately, county boundaries are jurisd… Read Article

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The Jefferson City Community Center will not be used as a polling place in November, nor will it be used as a ballot drop-off location. The former one-room brick schoolhouse in Jefferson City, built in 1911, has remained, for the first time, largely empty this year due to the ongoing pandemi… Read Article

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This is the final part of a three-part story on the Elkhorn Working Group (EWG), a citizen advisory body that recommends land use strategies to the public agencies managing the Elkhorn Range.  First convened in 2001 to overcome controversy over elk and livestock management, the EWG has evolv… Read Article

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This is the second part of a 3-part story on the Elkhorn Working Group (EWG), a citizen advisory body that recommends land use strategies to the public agencies managing the Elkhorn Range.  First convened in 2001 to overcome controversy over elk and livestock management, the EWG has evolved … Read Article

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When COVID-19 safety protocols shifted whole sectors of the healthcare industry from in-person visits to a telehealth model, Arjun and Hannah Verma watched their parents — a pulmonologist and a cardiologist — fret about some of their elderly patients who were unprepared for the switch. The e… Read Article

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Questions were answered last week on how Jefferson High School will start sports this year. Jefferson High School met with the Health Board last week along with Whitehall High School and everyone agreed that COVID-19 is a threat that we all must take seriously. All in attendance agreed that … Read Article

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As longtime volunteers grow older, many want to take a step back to allow for more travel and leisure time. What will volunteer organizations do to fill the void, and how can we keep older volunteers active? Many communities are struggling to find an answer. Read Article

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Below Elkhorn, Queen Gulch leads to destinations hidden by high country as it carves the foothold of Crow Peak.  The steep jeep road along the creek may frustrate your footing before it ends in a cirque southeast of the summit.  But the climb caches backcountry payoff:  the lurk of cutthroat… Read Article

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When I was a teenager, I would roam the hills west of Jefferson City on four wheeler and foot. It was largely undeveloped country worth exploring – open and with prospects unknown. I now live on one of those very hills, on land carved up and subdivided only a decade ago. The homes in our nei… Read Article

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