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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
After relating the twisting story of union boss “Big Bill” Haywood, it was made clear to me that I mustn’t forget the tale of Harry Orchard, the “Mad bomber of Cripple Creek.” It was … 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
Time marches forever on. For some, less time is available, and they hear the clock tick louder with every second. "For 31 years, Palmer Lake could claim one the finest resort hotels in Colorado. … more
One of my very favorite things about writing this column each week is the communication with the community. I love the emails, the letters, and the conversations we have as we meet in the community, so please keep them coming. And as we … 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
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