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In places like this, the post office is part of the fabric that holds the town together through time and history. The story of the Post Office seems to be a twisting and turning tale here locally in … more
The hard, dangerous work and the reckless nature of the miner’s lifestyle in the Cripple Creek District at the turn of the 20th century led to more than its fair share of violent … more
Way up, almost in the middle of nowhere, the Woods family (founders of Victor) constructed “the world’s first steel-lined, rock faced dam” and along with it, a marvelous woodstaved pipeline, … more
This summer, Woodland Park High School football players and coaches are participating in a fantasy hard labor camp. “It makes us feel like we’re doing something good and not just asking for … more
All eyes were toward the skies for the 35th Annual Symphony Above the Clouds - but not just because of worries of rain. A drone circling overhead also caused quite a stir. It hovered over the … more
Certainly newspapering and telling stories is a circular process. Back in 2007, when I wrote (what I thought at the time) was probably my last column for a certain newspaper, I mentioned the basic … more
My first paying job in the newspaper business was folding the Dolores Star as it came off the press when I was six years old. It didn’t pay much – unless you can count the experience and … more
Thirty five years and still going strong, the July 5th Symphony above the Clouds thrusts the city of Woodland Park among places that do it up big to celebrate America’s birthday. Cannons roar, … 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
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