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 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...

“Trouble”; The story of a B-24 Liberator shot down over France

Join retired Colonel John Mann and Mark Pfoff as they talk with local author Larry Smith about his book "Trouble". The book...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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