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Ballistic Kisses

European Ashes The cold war is boiling Resist the war’s curse Home ain’t a hearse Only peace keeps the sky from falling Showing European ashes They came through Germany at night Got froze in their tracks By a tactical Beginning of the end was practical Leaders stashed It was all planned Issues not tissues No one had a chance – […]


Fishing without a hook Panfried mind’s aroma Satisfies a hunger To live peacefully In this moment Quietly without making Too many ripples On a windless day

Forest Folks

Light frost covered each strand of the chicken wire fence as the sun crept over tree tops, sending golden rays onto the meadow below. Nick hurried toward the chicken pen to let his “girls” out of their house. The day promised to be warm even though he broke ice on their water pan to fill it. He scattered grain and […]

First Life Lesson

The first life lesson arrives unexpected unasked for and unknown to these tiny new humans: why does the ride have to end? They cannot even ask the question being pre-speech beings living on pure sensory input integration digestion and overload but they know to react in horror when the Wurlitzer stops when they’re being taken away when they point and […]

Colorado mental healthcare to get a boost in access and hope for pharmacological gaps

Some might argue we live in the most beautiful state in the United States, with loads of sunshine, and I would agree, so why is it then that the leading cause of death in Colorado for children aged ten to eighteen has been identified as suicide? Digging deeper, when you take the entire population of Colorado into consideration, suicide is […]

We inter-are with nature

The wings of the ruby-throated hummingbird carry in the summer breeze gracing my morning moment. I listen to the front door creak open. My husband, Frank, begins his daily ritual: hanging the feeders around the east and south-facing perimeter of our log home thirteen miles above the gilded City of Boulder, Colorado. The quiescence of dawn sets upon the valley […]

The circus is coming to Nederland

We hope to raise a lot of FUN at this FUNDRAISER! When was the last time you went to the circus? The Carousel of Happiness is bringing the circus to Nederland! Join us for a dazzling big top circus and carnival day on July 22 at Chipeta Park, a fundraiser to benefit the Carousel and help us keep spinning. Over […]

Silent Disco downtown

When the community comes together, where dancing is the focus, it’s always a good time. Add in “all ages” and “free,” and we have a formula for success with a smile. A collective of East 1st Street businesses wanted to bring back the silent disco that was raved about during Nederdays, so they pitched in to bring the second “Silent […]

Allenspark’s Hilltop Guild Bazaar is August 5

For more than 70 years, the first Saturday in August has belonged to the Hilltop Guild’s annual Bazaar and this year is no exception. Come to Allenspark on Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy homemade arts and crafts. If the weather is fine, you will be able to stroll from food trucks to vendors while […]

Views from the top

This week, The Mountain-Ear is hosting a photo contest. The above are all entries in the contest and you, our readers, get to be the judges. Everyone that participated gets some small prize. Then first and second places get a little bit of a bigger prize. We can’t wait to send these out! If you submitted your work, and it […]

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