The Mountain-Ear is located at:
20 E. Lakeview Drive, Unit 109 (inside Brightwood Music).
Our mailing address is PO Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466.

Phone: (303) 810-5409

Peak Perspectives: LifeFree Access


Hello friends! This week has been a whirlwind. Between birthday celebrations (I’m now 50 and proud of it), upcoming anniversaries (love you Douglas), covering stories, updating and adding a lot of subscriptions to our circulation program, going out to take a lot of photos and doing the design and layout, I’m tired. But have no fear, it’s a very good kind of tired. For that I am thankful.

I have enjoyed multiple phone conversations with advertisers and subscribers. I enjoyed a conversation with an old friend that lives in Kansas now. I will print his wife’s obituary next week (waiting for it to come in the mail). I enjoyed a conversation with a new subscriber that used to live here. He will get his first print edition this week. Then I talked to new advertisers that are looking for ways to market their business outside social media (I highly recommend this, by the way). There are several new ads starting next week.

Now a quick plug about our online subscriptions. As many of you know our mail delivery has been a bit spotty in the last few months. If you are a subscriber to The Mountain-Ear, email me and I will get you set up for a FREE online subscription. If you’re not a subscriber, I’ll get you set up for a FREE 100 day trial.

The Mountain-Ear is working hard to get you your news reliably. And, we don’t want you to miss a thing!

I always welcome your thoughtful input on what we are covering, what we should be covering and what you want in YOUR newspaper each week. There is a survey online where you can share that information at

The Mountain-Ear is YOUR community newspaper, covering the news you need since 1977.

As always my door is open (in Nederland and Black Hawk), my phone is on (303-810-5409) and my email gets checked regularly at

Thanks for reading!