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Revenge is said to be sweet. But is there really anything better than redemption? Often in sports, a ballplayer who fails in a critical moment is labeled a choker until the next opportunity when … more
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
In a small, crowded courtroom last week, I sat and watched sad tales of ruined lives. They were unrelated cases, but they shared a tragic trajectory. One is the story of a child starting life … 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
The last of the native wolves disappeared from Colorado in the 1940s. No Grizzly Bears were seen here from 1952 until 1979, when a hunting guide unexpectedly killed one in self-defense in the San … more
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and having never driven Mount Herman Road, I set out from Monument to see where it would take me. What a great drive I had. I loved all the stacks of massive … more
An open letter to Chris Lowe, the Baldwin City, Kan., manager who last week accepted the job as town manager in Monument, pending a finalized contract. Dear Chris, From one Jayhawk to another, … more
The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
A little over a month ago, my wife, Cary, and I took the reins of The Tribune and promised to make it laser-focused on local news, events and people. (Has it really only been a month?) We were … more
A helicopter was menacing three teenage girls in a field. The helicopter hovered over the girls. When they ran it continued to follow them. The helicopter flew away when the girls’ brothers rode … more
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