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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
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
“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
The Denver Brass joins with Celtic friends each year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. On March 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2:30 p.m., “Celtic Fantasy” will play at the Newman Center, Iliff Avenue and University Boulevard, at the … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
The Castle Rock Band will present its second seasonal concert at 4 p.m. June 13 at the Bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. The program will include marches, show tunes and traditional band pieces. Also … more
It seems particularly important to reflect on homeland security and how our views change over time. In response to a different threat and a different world back in the early 1980s, American civil … more
Mega music mogul Jay Z's claim that "water is free" in a March New York Times article prompted Denver Water spokesman Steve Snyder to set the rapper straight in an open … more
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