Silently, as they pass

​by Jakob Aggers The students at Lewis-Palmer High School see her every day. They pass her as they enter the school. They notice her...

I Work HARD To Build Relationships With my teenagers

Simply put, parenting is HardBeauty. I work hard at strengthening my relationship with my teenage children and my pseudo-kids too. I mean...
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Start with the Heart: Responding to Our Children’s Overwhelming Emotions with Love

I remember, at age 9, I declared I would never forget what it felt like to be 9. Each year after, I...

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...

Hidden Gems: Reservoirs above Palmer Lake

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com One of the hidden local gems in the trail world of this area, the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail begins...

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...

She is Small

They are small.....and as I walk ahead of them I notice my thoughts. While they are small I am to lead. I am to...

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...

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...

Hiring a Life Coach helped me graduate high school and thrive

What is Coaching? How can it help me and or my child? I feel it best to let the experience of my client,...

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