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When asked this week about any specific areas of concern as it pertains to the threat of wildfire, Pikes Peak District Ranger Oscar Martinez tabbed the Upper Monument Creek landscape. “We are … more
To me, great song lyrics and news writing have a lot in common. Excellent news coverage makes people think, gain resolve and help others, as surely as the anthem “Stand By Me” and the rhetorical questions of “Blowin’ in The Wind” … more
Aren’t we all thinking about our fathers or at least reminded of them occasionally? Recently on Facebook, I shared an article about my father, who was shot down in a B-24 during WWII by the Japanese in the South Pacific. The Denver Post article … more
Restoring resiliency to the “Wildland Urban Interface” by thinning out dense forest, reducing fuels and collaboratively managing resources like land, water and providing for travel management … more
When I was much younger, I worked for a guy that had cabins up in Horse Gulch above Rico, and on certain winters, the spring snow had to be cleared from the roofs or they would collapse. We would ski … more
In 1961, John F. Kennedy told the Canadian Parliament that “What unites us is far greater than what divides us.” Of late, other Americans have borrowed that phrase frequently to remind Americans of our common bonds among ourselves, in spite of … more
If you have pondered how your community could be more environmental friendly; if you enjoy a healthy population of birds and wildlife in your neighborhood; or if you have wanted to advance ideas for parks, open space, wildlife habitat; maybe you … more
Aren’t we all thinking about our fathers or at least reminded of them occasionally? Recently on Facebook, I shared an article about my father, who was shot down in a B-24 during WWII by the Japanese in the South Pacific. The Denver Post article … more
I enjoyed reading Ann Healey's article on Rocio Mendez.  She sounds like she is very dedicated and very deserving of our support.  However, I have a concern. Who has paid for her … more
Statistically speaking, as you’re reading this, nearly one-third of you have already given up on your New Year’s resolutions. That’s pretty depressing, isn’t it? Yes, it’s true — those of you who turn the calendar on January 1st … more
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