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Taylor Badeau remembers falling. Vividly. He remembers that instant when his foot slipped and his sticky rock-climbing shoe broke loose from the granite wall perhaps 40 feet up on the Bigger … more
On Labor Day weekend, Jim Wider left his home for a weekend escape, just as millions of other Americans. But he wasn’t trying to take advantage of the last holiday weekend of the … more
Recently, the sad saga of Woodmoor resident Dylan Redwine erupted in headlines again when authorities in La Plata County named his father, Mark Redwine, as a person of interest in the 13-year-old … more
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
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