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The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
I saw an elephant a few miles west of here. The phrase "seeing the elephant" is an Americanism of the mid to late 19th century. The phrase appears throughout the United States in the … more
A little over a month ago, my wife, Cary, and I took the reins of The Courier and promised to make it laser-focused on local news, events and people. (Has it really only been a month?) We were … more
Did you know Woodland Park workers endure the 13th worst commute in Colorado? I thought the list would begin and end with Denver and all its suburbs. And the communities around Fort Carson, where … more
Some folks blame the Russians for the end of the fur trade in the Tri-Lakes area. “In 1946 the fox farms were a good thriving business,” wrote Lucille Lavelett. “The United States made a … more
Used to pack artillery and other supplies up Ute Pass from Fort Carson to Camp Hale, the army’s mules initially arrived at the Colorado military installations in 1942. In December of 1956, the U.S. … 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
Reader Neva McMullin called with a question I couldn’t answer. (Big surprise, right?) She wondered if there was any agency she could call to haul off a deer that died in the yard of her Woodland … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
A few of you have heard me tell this story before, but it’s a favorite, and is particularly relevant with our sea of change locally here at the Courier, though I am not completly sure … more
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