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Honoring Women’s History Month

Honoring Women’s History Month

Mamie Doud Eisenhower The First Lady’s Denver Years Denver’s own Mamie Doud Eisenhower was the First Lady of the United States and held the position with style and grace for both of her husband’s terms, from 1953 to 1961. One biographer said “…the world never really knew Mamie Eisenhower…as she was perceived as quiet and […]

Going green with indoor gardening containers

Going green with indoor gardening containers

When the weather gets warmer, one thinks of spring and gardening.  Those who don’t have available space to plant a garden can still go green by starting an indoor garden in recycled containers. Need a little inspiration to get your garden started in containers but don’t have a lot of extra cash? Go green by […]

Cruising to judgment

Cruising to judgment

I have my radio cranked up. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, cruising down the interstate. Then a black pickup whizzes by me, pulls back into the right-hand lane and slows down, like the driver just forgot what he was doing. I hate it when people do that. I holler at him, “Don’t […]

George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

Gilpin County, of which Central is the commercial center, is the oldest and perhaps the best developed mining portion of the state of Colorado. Its population is 7,000. The veins hereabouts are all true fissures, and there are many shafts down to the depths of 700 to 1,800 feet. The people are generally prosperous; some […]

Rededicating the Ames Monument

Rededicating the Ames Monument

By Anna Lee Frohlich  On Nov. 26, 1882 a group of people stood on the top of Sherman Hill above the Union Pacific railroad town of Sherman, Wyoming. They were there, braving the cold, to honor and dedicate the recently finished Ames Monument which was on the pass between Cheyenne and Laramie.They stood at the […]

Poker has become a big-time sport

Poker has become a big-time sport

I’ve been enjoying recent poker columns in The Gambler and have played a few times at a friend’s house.  Along with the poker, the hosts provide a great assortment of pizza and nibbles that make the evening very entertaining. A second great option of this home game is that losers start a “cash game”. So, […]

Winners 3-21-17

Winners 3-21-17

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HOROSCOPES 3-21-17

HOROSCOPES 3-21-17

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Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge

  By Linda Wommack Ancient dinosaur prints and fossils have been found in the area known as Dinosaur Ridge for hundreds of years. In 1975, Dinosaur Ridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The following year the adjacent land, including the historic 1861 Rooney Ranch, was certified as a Jefferson County Landmark. […]

Hotel Hauntings

Hotel Hauntings

Of all the hotels in Colorado only 30 have achieved a listing on at least one, if not all categories of preservation status, including: 1) Listed with the National Register of Historic Places, 2) Listed with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 3) Listed with Colorado Preservation, Inc., or 4) Listed with city or county […]

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