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When news broke recently of human remains discovered in the chimney of a Woodland Park cabin, a couple of complete strangers had identical reactions of grief, fear and anxiety. Mike Maddux said he … more
One in four people has a mental illness each year. Less than half will seek treatment due to stigma and lack of access. These are our friends, family members, coworkers and fellow students who … more
Shame on me. In praising our generous readers for pitching in to help Woodland Park observe its first ever National Night Out, I overlooked someone who deserved a ton of credit for helping make … more
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
In a small, crowded courtroom last week, I sat and watched sad tales of ruined lives. They were unrelated cases, but they shared a tragic trajectory. One is the story of a child starting life … 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
The last of the native wolves disappeared from Colorado in the 1940s. No Grizzly Bears were seen here from 1952 until 1979, when a hunting guide unexpectedly killed one in self-defense in the San … more
Over the years, I’ve learned to expect great things from newspaper readers. And the folks who read the Pikes Peak Courier are no exception. A couple weeks ago, I wrote a story about Woodland … more
The long list of all the things I never knew grew considerably last week as I spent a couple hours touring Woodland Park with its energetic city manager, David Buttery. For example, the hill just … more
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
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