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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
It has been much more than 100 years, but good health and lunch has always been important in Palmer Lake. Former car conductor John Reed Judd, and his wife Annie, came to Colorado on advice of … more
Have you heard the expression “Local boy makes good?” Tracing its origin (on the Internet, of course), I found its use in newspapers as early as the 1920s, as a genre of stories about local citizens who found success or became famous. This … more
School talk Last week brought to an end an extremely volatile school year. And, as much as I’d like to say it’s over, I suspect the fun is only just beginning. Certain words are being whispered in relation to Jeffco that, well, nobody likes … more
Who would have thunk it? With the bad blood which has existed between the City and County of Denver and Adams County over issues involving Denver International Airport (DIA) for lo these many years, who would have guessed that a “meeting of the … more
Almost anyone who has lived in Colorado for more than a year probably has a “worst storm” story. But as noted with many less-than-promised weather conditions, ‘blizzard’ is a relative term. … more
Certainly there were many smaller forts developed in the wilds of Colorado in addition to the major landmarks. Their use, very similar to the larger outposts, was – protection, a place to meet, … more
I’m not good with stairs. Never have been, which can be somewhat of a dilemma because I have an irrational fear of elevators. On a first date once, I missed a step down to a lower level restaurant and rolled all the way to the bottom, nearly … more
The legislative session wrapped up on May 6. I was busy in the Capitol fighting for Colorado’s middle class. This session we had a split legislature, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate, but I was able to … more
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