National Carvers Museum whittled down to splinters and memories

One dark day in April, 1990, the ornately carved doors were closed to the public forever By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Ornate totem poles, jutting...

Fear of wrecks haunts us in our tracks

Cos he was going down a grade making 90 miles an hour, The whistle broke into a scream. He was found in the wreck...

Town disappears from sight, but not memory

Homes, shacks, pigpens, garage, and the train station ... all abandoned By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Nearby dairies would load the milk cans off their wagons...

Cripple Creek, Palmer Lake, Denver battle blaze and chemicals

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Throw sand, and pour water.  For thousands of years, if fire broke out that needed snuffed, those aforementioned materials...

Hotel business thrives as thousands take cure

The Monument Hotel was considered one of the finest for complete rest and relaxation when it was built in 1870 By Rob Carrigan,...

Yule Log warms through the ages

Warm your heart in the spirit of the season By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com A heart-warming celebration of holiday season, steeped in tradition, and shared...

Softness in hard times, light for dark days

Beginning in 1936, the star has been lit each year from December 1st until January 1st By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com In the hardest of...

Woodmoor has a poetic ring to it

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Somewhere about 458 B.C. Aeschylus figured out that “Time brings all things to pass.” Though announcements involving housing developments and...

The center remains a top-notch training site for firefighters

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Today, if you wander through the area that surrounds Monument Rock and the nearby Monument Fire Center, it is...

Flame started at once and in a few minutes the building was in a...

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com It has been attributed to Mark Twain, but he likely lifted it from others. Life is short. Break the Rules. Forgive...

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