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Time marches forever on. For some, less time is available, and they hear the clock tick louder with every second. "For 31 years, Palmer Lake could claim one the finest resort hotels in Colorado. … more
For the last three seasons, I coached my son’s soccer team. He’s young — 8 — and the game isn’t really technical yet, so it’s slightly more advanced than herding cats. But only slightly. Like everything at this age, there are kids with … more
In January of 1928, having recently lost the heavyweight championship of the world title, the fighter know as Jack Dempsey announced his retirement because he was having “trouble” with his left … more
Fifty years is the big part of a lifetime. But a most vivid memory could pop up just about anywhere in a long, happy span. Rodger and Judy Voelker had just lived in Palmer Lake about six months … more
All sun and blue skies in Monument Sunday for the 14th annual Tri-Lakes Cruiser Car Show in historic downtown Monument with proceeds benefitting Tri-Lakes Cares. The usual food vendors, door … more
A wall of water, described by some as nearly 16-feet high crashed and roared down the debris-strewn South Platte River steam bed on the evening on June 16, 1965. Reports had it taking out, or at … more
In the Tri-Lakes area, citizens have a reputation to uphold for pulling off a grand Independence Day celebration every year. But the last weeks in June and the first weeks of July in 1965 were … more
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
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