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I enjoyed reading Ann Healey's article on Rocio Mendez.  She sounds like she is very dedicated and very deserving of our support.  However, I have a concern. Who has paid for her … more
I read Ann Healey's column about the undocumented woman, Rocio Mendez. I enjoyed reading it and can't help but wonder how many millions of untold stories like hers there must be. Stories of true … more
Restoring resiliency to the “Wildland Urban Interface” by thinning out dense forest, reducing fuels and collaboratively managing resources like land, water and providing for travel management … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
Rooster Cogburn (played by John Wayne) confronts the four outlaws across the field.Ned Pepper (played by Robert Duvall): What’s your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?Rooster … more
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
“And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all, where this train is going.” — … more
Do you ever wonder how a city or county park gets its name? I do, so I did a little research on the subject as it relates to parks in El Paso and Teller County. Dirty Woman Creek Park in Monument, … more
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