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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
Both the Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School May 22 graduation ceremonies have been moved from the US Air Force Academy to the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado … more
Language, its meaning, and the way it travels about, has always been fascinating to me. And Colorado may claim its share of the responsibility for coloring some of that language. For example, … 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 October 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 16 days, putting the U.S. economy at risk and leaving 800,000 people out of work nationwide — 40,000 in Colorado. Estes Park sales tax revenue alone dropped 18.2 percent, two of our … 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
The big cat prowled the ridges of Rampart Range for years. A calf here, a lamb there – the huge animal took pretty much what he wanted. Tipping the scales and 160 pounds, and having paws 5 … more
“Old men’s prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age is no longer a burden to … more
Nearby dairies would load the milk cans off their wagons on to the rail platform for pickup. If you look hard enough, you still might find remnants of the cement underpinnings of that platform on … more
Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much biology. I know what a slide rule is for, but you can have it. It’s looking like I am going to exit with some serious gaps. I am in the wading pool of scholarship. I am still learning, mind … more
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