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For 21 years and two days, the California Zephyr moved passengers from San Francisco to Chicago in “the train of tomorrow.” My former co-worker at Colorado Press, Laura Higashi and her husband … more
With the recent rain and hail that pounded much of the Front Range, bringing flooding to some areas, wildfires may not seem like an imminent threat. But trends tell us otherwise. It's not a matter … more
Patchwork quilting is a uniquely American process. Our pioneer ancestors were not only thrifty, but good at geometry! Their flair for colorful design is recognized world-wide as a uniquely American … more
On June 3, 1959, the Air Force Academy celebrated its first graduation class. Of the 306 cadets who were appointed to the academy in 1955, 207 were commissioned four years later during a ceremony … more
As a family approaches the stand, Monse Hines smiles and offers: "Do you want a sample?" "No," Greg Elliott says. "We know it's good." He looks at his wife. "Two zucchini, two hots?" He glances at the small container on the table. "And a thing of this stuff." more
I looked at the 1910 Census for Rico, in Dolores County, the other day. All the regulars were there. Of course, there was Charles Engle on Garfield Street, and Peter Lofquist over on Commercial, and … more
America is a nation built of immigrants and governed by the rule of law. But currently, our broken immigration system is completely failing at enforcing our existing laws, at securing our nation's … more
If last year’s legislative session was an exercise in surrealism, than this year’s version was like a Bob Ross painting. Sure, there were moments of contention this year. But, for the most … more
Love, pain and money cannot be kept a secret. They soon betray themselves. But building a railroad? Maybe it is possible — at least long enough to get the job done. In June of 1887, J.J. … more
Colorado is known worldwide for our endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, our 300-plus days of sunshine a year, and even our diversity of craft brewers. We have also developed a solid … more
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