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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
I saw an elephant a few miles west of here. The phrase "seeing the elephant" is an Americanism of the mid to late 19th century. The phrase appears throughout the United States in the … more
What a month July has been in Monument. Seems likes it’s been one fireworks display after another. And we still have a ways to go. It started out with a bang as the community came together to … more
Some folks blame the Russians for the end of the fur trade in the Tri-Lakes area. “In 1946 the fox farms were a good thriving business,” wrote Lucille Lavelett. “The United States made a … more
Used to pack artillery and other supplies up Ute Pass from Fort Carson to Camp Hale, the army’s mules initially arrived at the Colorado military installations in 1942. In December of 1956, the U.S. … more
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