Monument was a colder place

Written more than 10 years ago, this piece visits with historical figures Wilbur Fulker and Bob Kuhlmann. Both, unfortunately are no longer...

Ditch diverting water from Monument Creek by use of a small dam and reservoir...

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com One of the universal truths of living in the West is the idea that “whiskey is for drinking and...

Honoring the crew of Trouble; a B-24 Liberator bomber shot down in WWII

The picture above is the official “crew” photograph for Capt. David Wilhite’s B-24 Liberator crew with an inset photo of Major Kenneth...

Monument was ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of place

From hoof, to hook, packed on ice, railcar shipped; Monument was 'meat and potatoes' kind of place By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com In the fall, cattle...

Rescuer of the Meeker women, Ouray’s friend, took Packer back to Los Pinos

Monument’s founder surfaces time, and time again in early Colorado history By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com When the town of Monument showed up originally on...

For Decades, early October was Potato Bake time in Monument

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Potato Bake Day in Monument was celebrated every year for decades in the early history of Monument, just about...

Memorial Day Flood of 1935 ranks in the top three

 By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Few people are still around that remember the big rain, and resulting flood of Memorial Day, 1935. It has been...

The afternoon skies turned black: Tornado in Palmer Lake, June 16, 1965

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Note: This story was written in 2015, on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 Palmer Lake...

Ute Prayer Trees

The “clean air” atmosphere in Colorado tends to pull people outdoors no matter if they are visitor or resident. The very common...

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