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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
My first paying job in the newspaper business was folding the Dolores Star as it came off the press when I was six years old. It didn’t pay much – unless you can count the experience and … more
Hospice care, palliative care, end-of-life care — no matter how the phrase is turned, it rings with finality. For pet owners, the terminal diagnosis of a pet is fraught with conflicting emotions, confusing information, and confounding decisions … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
I grew up on a dairy farm – a farm which also grew grain crops. Every year we prayed for a good crop so we could get new clothes for school. Through it all, the farmers worked from sunrise to sunset. Sometimes a hail storm would wipe out the … more
Are you sure of the above question? In Colorado, the use of sales tax revenue has been closely guarded by municipalities ever since cities were authorized to levy a local sales tax on tangible sales. However, counties have used sales tax revenue for … 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
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
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
It is amazing to think that our National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of service and enjoyment next year. On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, which became a new federal bureau within … more
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