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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
It is amazing to think that our National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of service and enjoyment next year. On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, which became a new federal bureau within … more
Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of one day going to the Kentucky Derby. As the years went by I not only kept the bucket list alive, but I also really started thinking about the possibility I might get to a real thoroughbred horse … more
In January of 1928, having recently lost the heavyweight championship of the world title, the fighter know as Jack Dempsey announced his retirement because he was having “trouble” with his left … more
Fifty years is the big part of a lifetime. But a most vivid memory could pop up just about anywhere in a long, happy span. Rodger and Judy Voelker had just lived in Palmer Lake about six months … more
All sun and blue skies in Monument Sunday for the 14th annual Tri-Lakes Cruiser Car Show in historic downtown Monument with proceeds benefitting Tri-Lakes Cares. The usual food vendors, door … 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
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
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