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“And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all, where this train is going.” — … more
What many organizations and government agencies call the the Upper Monument Creek landscape, has been identified as a potential problem area for some time by several groups. In recent history in … more
The National Western Stock Show, held January 10 through 25 — has changed over the years. When I was 12 I competed in western horsemanship and received a ribbon. In those days, the judged horse events were combined with the rodeo events in one … more
By now we know that the New England Patriots barely bested the Seattle Seahawks to take home the Vince Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl champions. (I find it hard to call Super Bowl winners “World Champions” when we are the only country … more
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
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
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
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
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