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If you pulled the down side of the one-and-half-inch sisal rope on the pulley-driven mechanism, the entire floor, in about a 10 foot by 12-foot section, would gradually start to drop. Keep the … more
Last month, I had the honor of attending the grand opening of Denver's Union Station. The new transit hub pays homage not only to the miners and pioneers who — more than 150 years ago — … more
For 21 years and two days, the California Zephyr moved passengers from San Francisco to Chicago in “the train of tomorrow.” My former co-worker at Colorado Press, Laura Higashi and her husband … more
With the recent rain and hail that pounded much of the Front Range, bringing flooding to some areas, wildfires may not seem like an imminent threat. But trends tell us otherwise. It's not a matter … more
On June 3, 1959, the Air Force Academy celebrated its first graduation class. Of the 306 cadets who were appointed to the academy in 1955, 207 were commissioned four years later during a ceremony … more
As a family approaches the stand, Monse Hines smiles and offers: "Do you want a sample?" "No," Greg Elliott says. "We know it's good." He looks at his wife. "Two zucchini, two hots?" He glances at the small container on the table. "And a thing of this stuff." more
I looked at the 1910 Census for Rico, in Dolores County, the other day. All the regulars were there. Of course, there was Charles Engle on Garfield Street, and Peter Lofquist over on Commercial, and … more
America is a nation built of immigrants and governed by the rule of law. But currently, our broken immigration system is completely failing at enforcing our existing laws, at securing our nation's … more
If last year’s legislative session was an exercise in surrealism, than this year’s version was like a Bob Ross painting. Sure, there were moments of contention this year. But, for the most … more
Love, pain and money cannot be kept a secret. They soon betray themselves. But building a railroad? Maybe it is possible — at least long enough to get the job done. In June of 1887, J.J. … more
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