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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
Few things fit October better than Halloween and horror movies — but the key to any good film in either of these genres is the right use of music. Films such as “Psycho,” “The Exorcist” … 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
After relating the twisting story of union boss “Big Bill” Haywood, it was made clear to me that I mustn’t forget the tale of Harry Orchard, the “Mad bomber of Cripple Creek.” It was … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
An overwhelming majority of Coloradans agree that protecting our watersheds, preserving our natural resources and conserving our priceless public lands are not only important for our health and environment, but also for our state’s thriving … more
Certainly newspapering and telling stories is a circular process. Back in 2007, when I wrote (what I thought at the time) was probably my last column for a certain newspaper, I mentioned the basic … 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
Many of us with active and outdoorsy lifestyles have dogs that likewise are active and outdoorsy. It’s common to see people walking, running, hiking and playing fetch with their dogs. Many ranchers have herding dogs to help manage cattle and … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
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