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...

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...

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