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...

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...

A conversation with a Vietnam POW

Mark Pfoff and retired USAF Colonel John Mann talk with retired Navy Captain Mike McGrath about his experiences flying in Vietnam, getting...

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...

The Legacy of Big Red

The year is 1919, the “War to End All Wars” has just ended, the Treaty of Versailles has been signed, and President...

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...

Local history needs a dirty woman

Woman kept goats, chickens, cats, dogs and other animals and did not keep it, or herself very clean By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com There is...

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...

Monument Rock centers the known trail universe

By Rob Carrigan, rob.carrigan@pikespeaknewspapers.com If you continue past Limbach Park, across the train tracks on Second Street, take a left on Mitchell Ave....

The Historic Monument Merchants Association

By Harriet Halbig Tommie Plank, owner of the Covered Treasures book store and a founding member of the Historic Monument Merchants Association (HMMA)...

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