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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
Almost anyone who has lived in Colorado for more than a year probably has a “worst storm” story. But as noted with many less-than-promised weather conditions, ‘blizzard’ is a relative term. … more
Certainly there were many smaller forts developed in the wilds of Colorado in addition to the major landmarks. Their use, very similar to the larger outposts, was – protection, a place to meet, … more
The legislative session wrapped up on May 6. I was busy in the Capitol fighting for Colorado’s middle class. This session we had a split legislature, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate, but I was able to … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
Running a newspaper 120 years ago was the kind of business that required varying degrees of verbosity -- depending mostly on how much advertisement the paper was able to sell. And it was true … more
To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Newspapers have a million ways of being useful and some of them have nothing at all to do with being black and white and read … more
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