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It has been much more than 100 years, but good health and lunch has always been important in Palmer Lake. Former car conductor John Reed Judd, and his wife Annie, came to Colorado on advice of … more
The first session of the 70th General Assembly ended on May 6. While it was my first year in the Capitol and we had a divided legislature, I was able to successfully pass many bills that will help House District 24 and all of Colorado. I am proud … more
Have you heard the expression “Local boy makes good?” Tracing its origin (on the Internet, of course), I found its use in newspapers as early as the 1920s, as a genre of stories about local citizens who found success or became famous. This … more
School talk Last week brought to an end an extremely volatile school year. And, as much as I’d like to say it’s over, I suspect the fun is only just beginning. Certain words are being whispered in relation to Jeffco that, well, nobody likes … more
Almost anyone who has lived in Colorado for more than a year probably has a “worst storm” story. But as noted with many less-than-promised weather conditions, ‘blizzard’ is a relative term. … more
Certainly there were many smaller forts developed in the wilds of Colorado in addition to the major landmarks. Their use, very similar to the larger outposts, was – protection, a place to meet, … more
I’m not good with stairs. Never have been, which can be somewhat of a dilemma because I have an irrational fear of elevators. On a first date once, I missed a step down to a lower level restaurant and rolled all the way to the bottom, nearly … more
The legislative session wrapped up on May 6. I was busy in the Capitol fighting for Colorado’s middle class. This session we had a split legislature, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate, but I was able to … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
Running a newspaper 120 years ago was the kind of business that required varying degrees of verbosity -- depending mostly on how much advertisement the paper was able to sell. And it was true … more
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