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The small, faded railway label on the battered 1900s trunk resting on the worn floor of the antiques store bears the name of its once-upon-a-time owner: "For H.C. Stillman," it says. "Pueblo. Value - 100." more
Despite difficult terrain, extreme weather conditions, and a trainload of financial difficulties, the Rio Grande Southern (RGS) Railroad operated 162 miles of track between Ridgway and Durango from … more
Lowell Ross says his business, Anvil Mountain Models, is in many ways, just “architecture in miniature,” and he is looking forward to an opportunity next month to show off some of his work. He … more
There is a Finish proverb that holds ‘No one is a blacksmith when they are born.’ But sometimes, a deep interest in history, a gift for precision, strong focus on detail, and an opportunity to … more
The manifestation of a spirit, a ghost, something that you couldn’t quite see, or taste or smell — but sensed was there, nevertheless. Perhaps you felt it. You might walk down Central (or Main) … more
Like everyone else, I have been absorbed with the recent argumentative developments in Jefferson County. more
It didn’t have anything to do with Second Amendment rights, self-protection, violence, or even the possibility of violence — but when I was little, just about everyone in my Colorado hometown … more
Homer Simpson didn't accept a gay man until one saved his life. In the 1997 “Simpsons” episode, “Homer's Phobia,” Homer and his family became friends with a man named John, who ran a … more
I think the biggest threat to the newspaper industry today resides in the possibility that, in many communities, the local paper is in grave danger of losing its soul. As we have standardized … more
If you are worried about me because I am retreading themes, and that I might be losing my grip, well, don't be worried. more
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