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Humor – A little light reading

Humor – A little light reading

When I picked up my mail today, I was thrilled to find, not only the fascinating notice of amendments to my credit card agreement, but also a spell-binding semi-annual report from one of the companies represented in my retirement account. I would have loved to sit down and read them both right then. But there […]

Trail’s End – GOLD! – The foundation of Colorado

Trail’s End – GOLD! – The foundation of Colorado

The first evidence gold found in Colorado were flakes, panned from streams on the plains just east of the Front Range and from Clear Creek near present-day Idaho Springs. Then, on May 6, 1859, the first lode gold in Colorado was found in what is now Black Hawk by a Georgia miner named John Gregory. […]

Winners Circle – 9-29-15

Winners Circle – 9-29-15

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Coupons 9-29-15

Coupons 9-29-15

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The Last Hand – Riding along with Lady Luck

The Last Hand – Riding along with Lady Luck

When you are driving up Clear Creek Canyon, the passing lanes are reversed, the right lane ends moving traffic into the passing lane. Most of the time the passing lane ends with cars merging back into the right lane.  Going to be some accidents along those lanes, maybe some already. Have to kind of laugh […]

Trading Post/Classifieds 9-15-15

Trading Post/Classifieds 9-15-15

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HOROSCOPES 9-15-15

HOROSCOPES 9-15-15

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GEMSTONES & MINERALS – Obsidian: Earth’s natural glass

GEMSTONES & MINERALS – Obsidian: Earth’s natural glass

Obsidian is an igneous rock that forms when molten rock material cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a crystalline structure. It becomes a material known as a “mineraliod.” The result is a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture. Although its most common color is black, obsidian can also be […]

Trail’s End – Go explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Trail’s End – Go explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Now is the perfect time to explore all our great state has to offer. Arcadia Publishing, based in Charleston, S.C., recently produced a number of local history books featuring various regions of Colorado. The most recent of these histories is The Fraser Valley. This beautiful mountain valley, where the Fraser River flows, has a unique […]

EVENTS – Octoberfest honors Denver’s German heritage

EVENTS – Octoberfest honors Denver’s German heritage

One of Denver’s favorite fall celebrations, Oktoberfest, is a spirited celebration of the city’s German heritage, featuring food, music and, of course, beer. Along with a stein-hoisting contest, brat eating and polka, the annual festival even includes a Long Dog Derby, which determines Denver’s fastest dachshunds. (Slower wiener dogs can also compete in the Long […]