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In places like this, the post office is part of the fabric that holds the town together through time and history. The story of the Post Office seems to be a twisting and turning tale here locally in … more
The hard, dangerous work and the reckless nature of the miner’s lifestyle in the Cripple Creek District at the turn of the 20th century led to more than its fair share of violent … more
For the first time in its seven-year history, ArtSites is asking you to make a choice. But in the tradition of the tour, it is not a difficult one. The tour’s founding organization just … more
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nation-wide, the Episcopal Church changed church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination. The vote … more
Way up, almost in the middle of nowhere, the Woods family (founders of Victor) constructed “the world’s first steel-lined, rock faced dam” and along with it, a marvelous woodstaved pipeline, … more
If Theresa Scott has her wish granted by the great orange basketball god in the sky, she will have two sons in uniform this fall for Lewis-Palmer High School. From the 2009-10 through the 2012-13 … more
Once again, with Monumental cooperation from various groups and individuals, the Independence Day Celebration "A New Birth of Freedom" took on epic proportions for the biggest small-town observance … 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
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
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
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