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The lynching of Preston John Porter Jr. by a mob from Limon and Colo. Springs

A propos of, let’s say, LYNCHING. Colorado state history records 175+ lynchings, of mostly cattle rustlers and horse thieves. Boosters laud our state’s few (5) racially-motivated lynchings, but in relation to Colorado’s small portion of African- Americans, the incident rate … Continue reading

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Cartographic traces of Lake, Colorado

Maybe like me you’re wondering how a landmark falls off the face of the earth, in particular Google Earth, assuming as we do that web crowdsourcing is archival, not perishable. A stagecoach watering hole in Kansas Territory, formerly Arapaho, was … Continue reading

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Another Katrina looms, exposed by leaks

But not Wiki leaks. Nay, what is leaking is a supposedly inspected and approved levee in Missouri. Much like the bridge falling into the Mississippi in Minnesota three short years ago, much like the Cimarron street bridge over Fountain Creek/Monument … Continue reading

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What percentage of a partially eaten donut would YOU bet…

That the chemical spill which has currently gotten Monument evacuated… is going to be neatly and safely taken care of and that you’re not going to be in any danger from it? Because the Chemical Industry, especially those divisions most … Continue reading

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A statement to our Beloved City Council and Mayor

From Ed Billings. Prior to the drastic cuts in our Transit System as of January 1, 2010 I was told “Don’t Protest, Talk to the City Council instead”, I have done that time and time again. There have been numerous … Continue reading

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