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...

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...

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...

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’s 4th of July Parade

Story by Ericka Burt (LP class of 2016) Fourth of July celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, but if you have lived...

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