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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
Few things fit October better than Halloween and horror movies — but the key to any good film in either of these genres is the right use of music. Films such as “Psycho,” “The Exorcist” … 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
John Ely was wearing braces on April 6, 1963. That’s important, because it’s one of the reasons why what happened that day was the subject of a 31-month long FBI investigation. Ely and his friends went to 411 SW 13th Ave. in Portland, … 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
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
This is so much more than a golf story, so stay with me on this one, OK? You see, one of my favorite things about golf season is having the opportunity to participate and play in fundraising events. These are tournaments set up to help large and … more
We have all heard that other adage right, “Guilty by association.” The word “guilty” just sounds bad doesn’t it? That is, unless we are guilty of doing something good, maybe even excellent, kind, praiseworthy or noble. Or if we feel … more
When it comes to education on any level, one of the things that I find so interesting is the expectation around the learning results. I see it time and time again with companies and individuals where they believe the learning only happens in the … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
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