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Nearby dairies would load the milk cans off their wagons on to the rail platform for pickup. If you look hard enough, you still might find remnants of the cement underpinnings of that platform on … more
I’m a native, the dark-green-bumper-sticker-that-looks-like-a-Colorado-license-plate-type of native (although I don’t have one on my car). Born in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, I’ve always been able to claim this status. And, … more
Back in the 1960s, I think it was Malcolm X or LeRoi Jones who said, “The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time.” Not long after that, in November 1978, Boulder … more
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of what may well be the birth of modern environmentalism. The organizers of Earth Day 1970 channeled the vibrant energy of that era into a movement, one that saw more than 20 … more
The big cat prowled the ridges of Rampart Range for years. A calf here, a lamb there – the huge animal took pretty much what he wanted. Tipping the scales and 160 pounds, and having paws 5 … more
It seems particularly important to reflect on homeland security and how our views change over time. In response to a different threat and a different world back in the early 1980s, American civil … more
In October 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 16 days, putting the U.S. economy at risk and leaving 800,000 people out of work nationwide — 40,000 in Colorado. Estes Park sales tax revenue alone dropped 18.2 percent, two of our … more
And Lady Galadriel probably made a killing in the stock market that winter. Because we recently bought and watched the final Hobbit movie, my family and I took a little time one day over Spring Break to watch the original “Lord of the … 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
Recently, a friend took me to play Frisbee golf…excuse me, disc golf. It was fun and challenging and the weather was beautiful, and I was immediately struck with the intricacies of the game. First, there are actual disc golf courses – … more
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