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The ‘other’ side of Christmas

The ‘other’ side of Christmas

In modern America, Christmas is a joyful time. Families gather around a tree (be it evergreen, spruce or plastic) for good food, gift giving, songs and all-around good cheer. Centered on childhood, religion and good old-fashioned commercialism, our Christmas is all about giving, loving and pleasing others, as it should be. But the holiday has […]

Elizabeth wins state championship with 14-0 season

Elizabeth wins state championship with 14-0 season

Congrats to my grandson, entire Cardinal team By Robert Sweeney Family members and I were sitting in the new Cherokee Trail Legacy stadium in Aurora this past Saturday afternoon as spectators to the State Championship 3A division football game pitting the Demons of Glenwood Springs versus the Cardinals of Elizabeth High School. The splendid athletic […]

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 […]

Culinary Capers — Plan a wine and cheese party for the holidays

Culinary Capers — Plan a wine and cheese party for the holidays

By Margaret Malsam Christmas and New Year’s holidays are coming. Why not plan a wine and cheese party for your family and friends? It’s not nearly as difficult as serving a whole meal. You can prepare everything ahead and mingle freely with your guests instead of being trapped back in the kitchen. Your party can […]

Christmas in the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, Dec. 10-12

Christmas in the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, Dec. 10-12

For an experience that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, visit Cripple Creek and Victor for the annual Gold Camp Christmas event. Don’t miss the holiday parades, Butte Theater shows, the beautiful performance of “Deck the Hall” by the Colorado Springs Chorale, and more activities than we can list that will pack […]

Angelo DiBenedetto – Artist extraordinaire

Angelo DiBenedetto – Artist extraordinaire

He was temperamental, once knocking Jack Kerouac down because the author insulted an opera singer. Angelo DiBenedetto was gifted, outspoken and opinionated, and always listed as one of America’s foremost artists in the 20th century. When he lived in the interior of Haiti for 19 months, he was initiated into the voodoo cult. His chosen […]

Humor — The dos and don’ts of Christmas letters

Humor — The dos and don’ts of Christmas letters

There are two things that make me feel like a boring person. Actually, there are more than two, but the ones that come to mind this time of year are writing a Christmas letter and reading everyone else’s. When I read all those newsy holiday letters, I think the writers must have had more days […]

Car Review — 2011 Jetta SEL: ‘Great, for the price of good’

Car Review — 2011 Jetta SEL: ‘Great, for the price of good’

By H. Throttle Volkswagen is such a famous brand; many of us have owned or driven the “bug.” Hitler was responsible for the “people’s car” back in the early days of his Nazi regime.  He wanted a car for the public to own and drive much like the concept of Henry Ford who invented the […]

Culinary Capers — Cook with healthy olive oil for great taste

Culinary Capers — Cook with healthy olive oil for great taste

By Margaret Malsam Olive oil is the king of vegetable oils. Professional chefs around the world have long depended upon olive oil as an important part of their cuisine. From ancient times to the present day, olive oil has been considered nature’s liquid gold. In ancient Greece, athletes ritually rubbed it all over their body. […]