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Publisher’s Column — Memories of the ol’ wood & coal days

Publisher’s Column — Memories of the ol’ wood & coal days

Smell the wood smoke drifting over mining towns By Robert Sweeney Having grown up on a ranch 32 miles from the nearest town in far northwest Colorado, I got a good taste of what “roughing it” is all about. I grew up in an old ranch house without any insulation, and a large wood and […]

Publisher’s Column — Music changing people’s lives

Bon Jovi concert is tribute to Anschutz generosity By Robert Sweeney My daughters are currently mad at me; Gerri and I were invited to the Bon Jovi concert Saturday evening and we didn’t take them along. They can sing all his songs and I have trouble even understanding what the words are that he is […]

Publisher’s Column — Who reads newspapers and why?

By Robert Sweeney My friends here locally and in California keep me well supplied with Internet humor, political opinions, and jokes that usually can’t be reprinted. E-mails have become quite a social network exchange of information of all descriptions. I’ve learned to not believe everything that arrives in the form of an e-mail.  Newspapers still […]

Publisher’s Column — Don’t be so surprised over political violence

By Robert Sweeney Violence related to politics reared its ugly head at the beginning of this New Year.  Should we be surprised? No, not at all. We have a steady diet of violence across America: morning, noon and night.  Violence is the diet of TV shows and victims are murdered in video games and television […]

Publisher’s Column — Hee Haw: Leave the betting to racehorses only

By Robert Sweeney The Colorado Legislature is convening, the National Western Stock Show is underway, ski slopes are packed with snow, and mountain casinos are open for business.   Life is busy here in Colorado. John Elway is back quarterbacking the business operations of the Denver Broncos.  Word on the street is that owner Pat Bowlen […]

Publisher’s Column — New leadership takes the helm to move forward

Tebow and Hickenlooper will call the plays in 2011 By Robert Sweeney Well we’re launching into another exciting year, looking back – 2010 was a challenging year; the election was the major event of the year. President Obama takes a shellacking and then bounces back in recent weeks to pass two very controversial measures, “Don’t […]

Publisher’s Column — Holiday advice: How to die with a smile on your face

By Robert Sweeney Holiday parties, friends, neighbors, Lions, Rotarians, Optimists, Kiwanis Club parties, we’re into the season to greet old friends, make new ones and end the year on a festive note. Almost everyone seems to be on a diet or at least healthy minded these days. I ask forgiveness from my doctor and nurse […]

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 […]

Publisher’s Column — Christmas time in the gaming towns

Publisher’s Column — Christmas time in the gaming towns

Good memories from single deck blackjack By Robert Sweeney The Christmas lights are up in our gaming towns and they look great. There is something very Christmas like in these old mining towns. The early day miners really enjoyed the holidays and they would have dances, dinners, and they even built an opera house in […]