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The Colorado Diamond Mine

The Colorado Diamond Mine

Diamonds are forever, so says the DeBeers Diamond Industry’s advertisements. Diamonds are considered the premier mineral, the ultimate proof of a man’s love; while gold, the coin of the realm, comes in a distant second. The first diamond in Colorado was found accidentally at a U.S. Geological Survey lab in Lakewood in 1975. Some kimberlite, […]

A Tailing Tale of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang

A Tailing Tale of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang

November 25, 1868 – Wrapped in the chilly darkness of night, Sam Dougan stands in the back doorway of the Jack Hill Saloon. Dougan, a member of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang, is wanted for a series of robberies in Denver and mining towns to the north. As he anxiously awaits the return of his friend Miles […]

And the Oscar Goes To…

And the Oscar Goes To…

It’s amazing! A handsome fella leaps off a speeding train onto the back of a galloping horse at the very moment the train explodes. But that’s not the amazing part. He’s got one leg in a cast, he’s carrying the wounded train engineer and he’s being pursued by masked gunmen. That’s not the amazing part […]

Karma Kraps

Karma Kraps

As I explained in my last chapter, the odds associated with the game of craps and what actually happens over a couple hours of playing are completely different. Sure, the odds of rolling the bad number are one in six, but I have been at tables and have rolled over 60 times without that number […]

A catty column if ever there was one

A catty column if ever there was one

Driving to work, one sees so many people out walking their dogs. The walk serves two purposes—exercising the dog and the owner. What I don’t see is anyone walking their cat. Somehow cats just get off living in our homes, using litter boxes and spending their days lounging comfortably on soft carpets. Sometimes they are […]

Taking a chance on love

Taking a chance on love

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Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Cold weather, long traffic lines, Broncos left out of play-off games, stock show over—we must all suffer several more months of winter. This story is reprinted again this year in case you missed it. Author unknown, but very well written: Subject: A potato saga A girl potato and boy potato had eyes for each other, […]

TRADING POST 2-7-17

TRADING POST 2-7-17

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HUMOR – The tragic tale of Flat Stanley

HUMOR – The tragic tale of Flat Stanley

The following is a true story. Only the facts have been changed to protect the guilty. His name was Stanley…Flat Stanley. He came to us in the mail, which is an unusual way for a visitor to arrive. He was around eight inches tall and paper thin. He was quiet, but he smiled a lot. […]

COUPONS 1-17-17

COUPONS 1-17-17

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