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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
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
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