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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Diphtheria epidemic broke out in January of 1880

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com A fine spring of good soft water flowed through a beautiful meadow in 1869.  Gwillim R. Gwillim, a native...

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...

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...

Join in praise of the town’s spirit at the milestone

Pushing 131, and still up for the challenges A hundred and thirty-some years seems like a long, long time. When the town of Palmer...

Beacon tower blown to bits after move from Monument

You don’t miss something until it is gone By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is...

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