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Hershey’s Easy Chocolate Lover’s Cheesepie

Hershey’s Easy Chocolate Lover’s Cheesepie

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Brace yourself

Brace yourself

I don’t go out in public anymore. I’ve stopped smiling. I’ve quit talking. Well maybe not that. But I have gone into hiding. I’m just not ready to show off my new accessories yet. After an unexpected series of events, I find myself wearing braces. And at my advanced age, the best thing I can […]

God in the Gold Fields

God in the Gold Fields

In 1858, when, 20 miles west of Denver, in Central City and Black Hawk, a major strike of gold was made, prospectors from across the country and around the world came to Colorado. By 1860, the region boasted 34,277 residents. Along with the prospectors came miners, merchants, farmers, a wealth of undesirable characters, and a […]

Thinking About Poker: Variations 2

Thinking About Poker: Variations 2

The last article I submitted to you, faithful reader, concerned some of the poker variations I have encountered while traveling about the country. The straddle – also known as the ‘Mississippi Straddle’ was mentioned first. This comes about when a player places a bet, usually double the big blind, from some other position than either […]

Oakland Raiders looking to move to Las Vegas

Oakland Raiders looking to move to Las Vegas

Broncos season ticketholders are getting their bills for the 2017 season. The team should improve over the next season with our young quarterbacks gaining more experience. The big football news outside of Denver is about the Oakland Raiders and their move to Las Vegas. It is hard to believe that this team will leave their […]

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 […]