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It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is gone. Sometimes you don’t even miss it then. That may be the case with the beacon light, of Beacon Lite Road fame, here in … more
The quilt show at Apple Tree Gallery in Palmer Lake was a day of nostalgia. The oldest quilt was 100 years old. Five judges made the selections for cash awards and ribbons. The Thelma Finfrock … more
My dad, a life-long resident of the state until his death last year, insisted that there are wolverines in Colorado. Not only that, but he claimed he had spotted the beast twice in the last few … more
f you were of age in 1987, you will likely always remember the immortal words spoken by then United States President Ronald Reagan on June 12 when he challenged Mikhail Gorbachev, who was then the … more
Every storyteller knows about the rule of three. Beginning, middle, and end. Tension, build up, and release. Omne trium perfectum (Latin for ‘every set of three is complete’). I have early … more
As it turns out, there are about 15 different streams in Alaska that are called ‘Cripple Creek,’ but as usual, the one most remembered — is the one where the gold was. That one, first … more
At a time when federal dollars are stretched thin, we need to shift to models that pay for outcomes, rather than paying for services that may or may not be working. This is the type of approach that can and should apply to a range of government services. It's also the type of approach Republican Sen. Rob Portman and I took when crafting the recently passed Pay-for-Success Act - which works to make federal job training programs more effective and responsive to what employers want. more
Stuff. Most of us have lots of it. Cristin Bleess and her husband, Adrian Horner, did. more
From Elaine Krueger, postmaster: Change of mail schedule at the Palmer Lake Post Office effective Aug. 17 all Saturday mail will be deposited by noon. Anything mailed after noon will be dispatched … 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
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