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In a letter to the Courier editor, former mayor Dick Bratton claims that Rob McArthur, director of public works in Green Mountain Falls, illegally inflated coasts for overtime and gasoline during the Waldo Canyon fire in June 2011. However, … more
The Winter Olympics are in full swing in Sochi, Russia, so that means that tens of millions, maybe billions, of folks around the world are dialed in watching the happenings. I have never been much … more
In Irish folklore, the Pooka is a changeling that is both feared and respected, and often considered a harbinger of changing fortune. And though it can take many forms, it most commonly appears as … more
Figure skating is always a hot topic at the Winter Olympics. Americans, for the most part, have dominated the sport for nearly 100 years. But it wasn't until 1968 - when Colorado Springs' own … more
It is a mystery that probably will eventually will be solved. But like such mysteries, it might take some time, and pulling some threads, and listening to a yarn or two. I am talking about … more
A high school student kills a classmate. Another sets himself on fire. Still another murders his mother. Those things happened in Denver’s suburbs in a recent six-week span. Across the country, media reports tell far and wide of teenagers … more
As someone who covers the state Legislature, it's common for me to write about lawmakers who fight like cats and dogs. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Legislators will tell you that more than 90 percent of bills are passed with bipartisan support. No … more
Now that the football season is over, it’s time to turn our attention to baseball. Yes, I am well aware that basketball, hockey and the Winter Olympics will get the majority of the sports … more
The Games beginning in Soshi this week, help us to recall a Colorado Olympics that never was. In the early 1970s, the hosting of the games offered the promise showcasing Colorado, the Centennial … more
Someone, perhaps her mother, left her on a bench near a bus stop in Beijing. Because she had no identification records of any kind, doctors estimated she was about 3 years old based on weight and height. A woman found her and took her to a … more
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