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TRAIL’S END – Thanksgiving stories you probably never heard

TRAIL’S END – Thanksgiving stories you probably never heard

On Thanksgiving Day, we express gratitude for all blessings we enjoy, an action that most of us should perform more frequently. Unlike other American holidays, Thanksgiving is solely about food, family, friendship and, of course, football. Technically, it celebrates the legendary feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims, a religious Separatist sect that set sail from England […]

COLORADO HISTORY – In Honor of Native American History Month

COLORADO HISTORY – In Honor of Native American History Month

Archeology brings early culture to life Over several decades, archeological digs at various historic Native American sites across the country have yielded a wealth of information. Artifacts found at Mesa Verde and Hovenweep in Colorado and Clovis, N.M., help us piece together the way of life and culture of several Indian tribes of Colorado and […]

REMARKS – Momma said, ‘Eat your meat’ — Doctors say, ‘No’

REMARKS – Momma said, ‘Eat your meat’ — Doctors say, ‘No’

In Isaiah 22:13, the Bible advised us to, “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die,” but everywhere you turn today our country’s health “experts” are lecturing us to “give up meat, bacon and sausages,” which just happen to be three of my favorite foods. On Oct. 23, the World Health Organization said, […]

A Tailing Tale of Caspar Hennecke

A Tailing Tale of Caspar Hennecke

Our submitter prefers to remain anonymous and is a descendent of Alfred Payne, former employee of the Dalton Mill. The story of the first bakery in Black Hawk is one of many documented and handed down through several generations. First bakery in Black Hawk Like thousands of others, in 1860, Caspar Hennecke arrived in Black […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back To Basics

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back To Basics

It’s been a few months since my last article due to a family issue and even longer since I’ve played poker. Getting everything resolved took away most of the stress and finally afforded time to relax at my local Pokertorium. There had been disappointing sessions some months ago; while I welcomed the break from playing […]

Gemstones & Minerals – Famous and notable diamonds

Gemstones & Minerals – Famous and notable diamonds

The Sancy Diamond (full name, Le Grand Sancy) has one of the most intriguing and colorful – and  also one of the most confused and involved – histories of all the famous diamonds of Europe. It is a 55-carat pear-shaped stone, apparently of Indian origin. In 1570, the stone was purchased in Constantinople by the […]

TRADING POST/CLASSIFIEDS 11-17-15

TRADING POST/CLASSIFIEDS 11-17-15

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WINNERS CIRCLE 11-17-15

WINNERS CIRCLE 11-17-15

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Coupons 11-17-15

Coupons 11-17-15

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THE LAST HAND – Gobblers and Gamblers

THE LAST HAND – Gobblers and Gamblers

Visions of turkeys in my head I have visions of someone inventing a turkey slot machine that has a player pulling a turkey leg to match the images and win. The turkey head could be where the numbers appear with pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy spinning around that would be like the […]