Planning For The Future

Some things are inevitable. One is that human population pressure on the planet is inexorable and we are feeling it along the front range. Some authorities are beginning to adjust to the circumstances, but a notable exception is Boulder County where the regulations are constantly being revised without any input from the taxpayers. While we […]

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Restaurant Re-invention

Sadly, the Level Red public health order may have a serious impact on restaurants, especially if it becomes a drawn-out process. What, then, can restaurants do to re-invent themselves? While alcohol sales contribute much to the bottom line, perhaps the focus needs to be placed elsewhere in the short term. How about high-quality take outs, […]

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Bedrooms are for People

This movement is getting attention in the City of Boulder, and perhaps in time it will spill over to the county. Boulder County is definitely a place of privilege as a domicile—largely thanks to the long-term vision of the senior Parks and Open Space planning staff over the years. The county certainly is a pleasant […]

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Dog Distractions

Our dogs never cease to amaze us and make us laugh a lot. There is no such thing as a transition from sleep to wake. It is instantaneous.  The younger one greets every day with boundless joy but the elder sage knows we do mundane things like ablute and brush teeth before anything exciting may […]

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By the Stroke of a Pen

2013 brought a calamitous flood, certainly. For many areas it was a one-in-five-hundred-year event. For others it may have been bigger. Since then the creeks and canyons have been cleared of obstacles and re-engineered, presumably now better able to cope with an equivalent event. But on top of that the flood maps have been revised, […]

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Changing of the Guard

Our principle in the office has been selling farms for longer than we would care to admit, and the farmers of yesteryear have all but moved on. The seasoned farmers in the game are now younger than we are but there is a fresh wave of protagonists in the business with new views, techniques and […]

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In The Blink of an Eye

Accidents happen. One moment things are moving along just fine; life is routine, and everyone is relaxed. But in a split second life can be changed by an event unanticipated. In our case over the weekend it was a horse kick to the head and chest. Nobody saw it happen but, fortunately, there were many […]

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Giving Thanks

Living in Lyons there is much to be thankful for: Colorado, the weather, the mountains, the parks The people, our friends,  both human and furry The wildlife where turkeys are strutting their stuff The local post office with its service and smiles The market where sami’s and supplies are sold The restaurants where we can […]

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Don’t Light My Fire

Well, it has been a harrowing few weeks for all of us and a terrible time for a few amongst us. Our sympathies go out to those who lost anything—and for some, everything—to the fires which rage on still, under varying degrees of containment. Those in temporary evacuation locations have our sympathy. Now the snow […]

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Improvements with Covid

Every cloud has a silver lining and if one digs deep enough, buried in the tragedies and calamities, there are aspects of life that have improved. Here are some of them. – commuting. What used to be rush hour traffic is now tolerable – CO emissions. They must be down – car insurance. Rebates are […]

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