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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
I grew up on a dairy farm – a farm which also grew grain crops. Every year we prayed for a good crop so we could get new clothes for school. Through it all, the farmers worked from sunrise to sunset. Sometimes a hail storm would wipe out the … more
Last weekend, my family had the pleasure of seeing “Wicked” at the Buell Theater. It was my first time for this particular show, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sets are amazing, the production value is off the charts, and the music, by the … more
Are you sure of the above question? In Colorado, the use of sales tax revenue has been closely guarded by municipalities ever since cities were authorized to levy a local sales tax on tangible sales. However, counties have used sales tax revenue for … more
I am fortunate to have visited Sarajevo in what was then Yugoslavia. We were on a ski vacation after the Winter Olympics and we stayed in dorms on ski slopes about an hour southwest of Sarajevo. I tried to learn a bit of the local language, in … more
A couple of timely fishing and hunting issues warrant an update in the midst of spring and early summer fishing season. I would quickly echo the recent message from Parks and Wildlife Division, where the agency is strongly suggesting anglers not … 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
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
Time marches forever on. For some, less time is available, and they hear the clock tick louder with every second. "For 31 years, Palmer Lake could claim one the finest resort hotels in Colorado. … more
For the last three seasons, I coached my son’s soccer team. He’s young — 8 — and the game isn’t really technical yet, so it’s slightly more advanced than herding cats. But only slightly. Like everything at this age, there are kids with … more
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