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A wall of water, described by some as nearly 16-feet high crashed and roared down the debris-strewn South Platte River steam bed on the evening on June 16, 1965. Reports had it taking out, or at … more
Few things fit October better than Halloween and horror movies — but the key to any good film in either of these genres is the right use of music. Films such as “Psycho,” “The Exorcist” … more
In the Tri-Lakes area, citizens have a reputation to uphold for pulling off a grand Independence Day celebration every year. But the last weeks in June and the first weeks of July in 1965 were … more
There are few things that I appreciate more than complete silence. Except when it comes to the alphabet. I just read this, and I was furious: “J.K. Rowling says you’re mispronouncing Voldemort.” Now she tells us. The “t” is … more
John Ely was wearing braces on April 6, 1963. That’s important, because it’s one of the reasons why what happened that day was the subject of a 31-month long FBI investigation. Ely and his friends went to 411 SW 13th Ave. in Portland, … more
The average age of our communities is rising. This changes everything, from housing to retail offerings and especially medical care. We see hospitals expanding and medical facilities cropping up all over town. In addition to the facilities, the … more
I try to place some humor in most of my columns. Not this time. Because of the madness in Roanoke, Virginia. It made my heart cry, if that’s possible. Add it to Charlotte and all of the schools and other places where gunfire has ended … more
Have you ever spoken with someone who seems to always share stories about the people they know who have accomplished something great or are always doing something fun? It happened to me the other day; all they could talk about was what other people … more
One of my very favorite things about writing this column each week is the communication with the community. I love the emails, the letters, and the conversations we have as we meet in the community, so please keep them coming. And as we … more
After relating the twisting story of union boss “Big Bill” Haywood, it was made clear to me that I mustn’t forget the tale of Harry Orchard, the “Mad bomber of Cripple Creek.” It was … more
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