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The stakes keep getting higher. The “players” keep putting more tax dollars on the poker table and raising the ante. They feel the pressure to “bring home the bacon.” The game is economic development, the “players” are six members of the … 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
I am, I am sad to admit, a chronically late person. I don’t know why, I always have been. I have never been the person who wanted to be the first person in the room, sitting in my chair with all my thoughts in order and all my things laid out … more
New Westminster City Manager Don Tripp had hardly had time to get situated in his new position when he got the news. As you will recall, the Westminster City Council had negotiated a $79,000 contract with “retiring” City Manager Brent McFall to … 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
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
If life is all about change, then we’ve certainly had enough. And if our weather continues like we’ve been having, Summer will be here and we will have missed Spring. Changes Speaking of change, we’re experiencing some right here at our … more
“And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all, where this train is going.” — … more
I’m a native, the dark-green-bumper-sticker-that-looks-like-a-Colorado-license-plate-type of native (although I don’t have one on my car). Born in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, I’ve always been able to claim this status. And, … more
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