How to Place an Obituary

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After your loved one passes away, you have so many contractual details to deal with, like home, finances, burial and funeral arrangements, the last thing you want to think about is placing an obituary in your local paper, but doing so is very important. A published obituary can be used in many cases with insurance companies and creditors to help prove the official death of a loved one, as well as letting all of your neighbors, friends and loved ones know of the passing in an efficient manner.

Although this may seem like an insurmountable task, The Mountain-Ear can help. We have a simple form to help you get started. We can put it all together into a story format for you. The cost to place an obituary is $25. That includes a photo and 750 words. Need an extended obituary? No problem. We can do that too. We can help make the process as simple as possible, for you and your family. To get your forms, more information and to see examples of published obituaries, please email

Comment about “Nice Things”

Dear Editor,

We already have nice things: fresh air, woods with wildlife and quiet. Some come here with big ideas about how Ned could be better “for everyone” (meaning mostly that someone’s pocket). The businesses and town government are often on board as they want the revenue.

What about the regular folks who live in town? The people who vote and pay taxes? What we want is a police department, a decent burger, daycare and affordable housing. We want a small town.

If your mother wants a small town life, we offer the Community Center seniors group, pickleball, the Backdoor theater, a library, churches, a market, USPS, and buses to Boulder.

Still work? 17 mile commute to Boulder.

My husband has lived here since 1980. I have been here 17 years. Nederland has been here since 1885, it may not change but it is not going away.

Fire Marshal Joslin states, “we make sure we are meeting the fire code and NFPA requirements, that we are meeting the state requirements, that we have enough water in the right locations to put out a fire there, and we think about the worst case scenario every time.”

Sounds good to me.

Mr. Vanek, don’t try to shame us for not wanting what you want. Instead, do your homework before making big plans and purchases. You could have known of the water and utilities situation coming in. You could have sent out a survey to all the households in town to see if there was support. If it could have been done easily, it would have already happened.

Just aging in place here,
Beth and Phil Sutton