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In the weeks since a Florida-based company announced plans to open a methadone clinic in downtown Monument, its executives have repeatedly promised it will maintain strict control over the drug … 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
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … 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
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
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … 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
A few of you have heard me tell this story before, but it’s a favorite, and is particularly relevant with our sea of change locally here at the Courier, though I am not completly sure … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
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