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To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Newspapers have a million ways of being useful and some of them have nothing at all to do with being black and white and read … more
A wall of water, described by some as nearly 16-feet high crashed and roared down the debris-strewn South Platte River steam bed on the evening on June 16, 1965. Reports had it taking out, or at … more
In the Tri-Lakes area, citizens have a reputation to uphold for pulling off a grand Independence Day celebration every year. But the last weeks in June and the first weeks of July in 1965 were … 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
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
After relating the twisting story of union boss “Big Bill” Haywood, it was made clear to me that I mustn’t forget the tale of Harry Orchard, the “Mad bomber of Cripple Creek.” It was … 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
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
There was a powerful display of our First Amendment rights at the start of the Monument Board of Trustees meeting July 6. (Talk about your perfect timing, coming just a couple days after the … 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
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