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I enjoyed reading Ann Healey's article on Rocio Mendez.  She sounds like she is very dedicated and very deserving of our support.  However, I have a concern. Who has paid for her … more
I read Ann Healey's column about the undocumented woman, Rocio Mendez. I enjoyed reading it and can't help but wonder how many millions of untold stories like hers there must be. Stories of true … more
I feel I must reply to Barbara Morton’s letter in the recent edition of the paper in her reply to my letter commenting on Diane Schrack’s letter on the Douglas County Sheriff’s training … more
Restoring resiliency to the “Wildland Urban Interface” by thinning out dense forest, reducing fuels and collaboratively managing resources like land, water and providing for travel management … more
I awoke Friday morning to a beautiful rainbow, not outside my window, but on my Facebook feed. Just as interracial marriage is now simply considered "marriage," so too is LGBT marriage in all 50 … 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
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
Rooster Cogburn (played by John Wayne) confronts the four outlaws across the field.Ned Pepper (played by Robert Duvall): What’s your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?Rooster … 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
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