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In August 1924, a noted Indian leader died. It was significant for many reasons. The fact that it was a Ute tribal leader was almost minor compared to other facts in the story. At the time the Ute … more
If you live in a town long enough you hear a lot of rumors and big fish stories. One of the best I’ve ever heard in the 13 years I’ve lived in the Pikes Peak region is how the late Billy … more
It is the most horrible story I have ever had to tell, I think. Until now, I have tried to forget it ever happened. Don’t even know why I’m even trying to get it out now, except maybe it will … more
I feel compelled to write to commend Vic Vela on his article "Judge upholds state's gun laws" in last week's paper. His point-counterpoint-ruling format provided great clarity on the issue and … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner's recent announcement … more
A few years ago I was the home of local musician Floyd Frame and ran across a program of the “Second Annual Will Rogers Rodeo,” held Aug. 19-21, 1938, at the Will Rogers Stadium, near the famed … more
I am haunted by the ghosts of a town. At the first of the year, I stood on the hill, looking down through valley and thinking how familiar this all was... But now also, how surreal. It had been … more
As Carol Ford makes her coffee in the quiet of early morning, she never fails to take in the view out her kitchen window — of a metal, neighborhood mailbox framed, these days, by draping … more
His answer was always the same: “Still eating.” Rain or shine, good times or bad, my grandfather always answered that way, when anybody asked him, “How is it going?” or “How are you?” … more
I recently stopped by the Colorado Sports Center in Monument to check in on American men's figure skating phenom Jason Brown. Brown, as you might recall, took much of the ice skating world by … more
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