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Some of the white marble markers still tell the story, though not as audibly and obviously, as they first did in 1911. U.P.T. routed out in relief on the flat slabs. Originally, there were 15 of them … more
The Upper Monument Creek (UMC) landscape, which has experienced increasingly severe and costly impacts from wildfire, including the record-setting 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that burned across the … more
Dan Rau suffers an average of 20 bee stings a year. “And almost every time, it’s my fault. It’s when I get cocky.” On a recent sunny morning, Rau drove down a muddy farm road near Barr Lake, to check on a few of his hives. He donned … more
To be useful, honorable and compassionate. Seems like it all started as when the pastor talked to him. Doug McKenzie describes it this way. “Pastor Ellen (Fenter) had contacted me about going … more
The hike to the top of Pikes Peak is a feat to begin with, but winter weather turns it into a whole new beast. For the Barr Camp caretakers who live at the midway point year round, these challenges … more
Suddenly, it is all just too hard. A person needs a break. “The most important thing is that the caregivers are healthy. It is a 24-hour-a-day job,” says Sonja Search of Lifting Spirits, Adult … more
Jessica Allison is a journalism student at the University of Missouri who recently spent a few days working at the Courier learning the ins and outs of small town journalism. Have you seen smoke … more
As far as I know, world champion wrestler, boxing trainer and strongman William Muldoon only set foot in Colorado for a few fights, but that did not stop him from being connected with the place. … more
During prohibition in the ‘20s and early ‘30s, it was often referred to as “the Loophole.” Section 6 and 7 of the Volstead Act, provided a way to legally purchase and sell Whiskey at a … more
Even though I have two pioneer-spirited daughters, I don’t always think of how women in history seem to be neglected in a male-centric telling of the story. Besides that, breaking boundaries and … more
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