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Trail’s End — Denver Firefighters Museum takes visitors back in time

Trail’s End — Denver Firefighters Museum takes visitors back in time

Denver’s firefighting efforts gained impetus after the city’s first major fire on April 19, 1863, when carousers accidentally set off a blaze that demolished the central business district and caused nearly $250,000 worth of damage. A contrary wind made the flames nearly impossible to fight since the five year-old town contained mostly wooden structures. Afterward, […]

Central City welcomes its new mayor – Ron Engels

Central City welcomes its new mayor – Ron Engels

By Linda Jones Ron Engels was just completing his first term on Central City Council when he was appointed to complete the term of Mayor Ron Slinger in August, who resigned because of the demands of his new job for the Colorado Community College system. In the recent election, Engels earned his own four-year term. […]

What kind of Christmas tree do you prefer?

What kind of Christmas tree do you prefer?

By Cathleen Norman It’s that time of year again, and some of us must have a real Christmas tree. Some children consider it absolutely abusive if you have anything but a real Christmas tree. Some folks ventured out into the woods this year, with a $10 permit from the U.S. Forest Service that let them […]

Gems & Minerals — Crater of Diamonds State Park

Gems & Minerals — Crater of Diamonds State Park

Visitors able to search for diamonds, semi-precious gems By Ray Lundin – Gemologist The Crater of Diamonds is an Arkansas State Park located in Murfreesboro, Ark., and is the only diamond mine in the world that is open to the public. The Crater of Diamonds State Park is on 888 acres situated over an eroded […]

Rocky Mountain High: John Denver’s Colorado Legacy

Rocky Mountain High: John Denver’s Colorado Legacy

I Am A Song I Live to Be Sung I Sing With All My Heart This was the philosophy of a young struggling musician who eventually made his way to Colorado where he would make a home, raise a family and write a song that not only made him famous, but also ended up Colorado’s […]