Commentary

Pikes Peak Powder Memories

By Beth Dodd:         Teller County is home to a countless number of avid skiers who have to travel two hours or more to reach the nearest ski resorts, but that was not always the case. The north side of Pikes Peak once boasted a number of small family ski resorts, most…

Seeing the Forest Through the Burning Trees

By Square Peg         I never fail to be amazed by the reckless disregard that some people have for the power of nature, for their own safety, and for the safety of others. This has been brought home to me again by the tragic loss of life and property in Black Forest.…

Banning American Citizenship

By Square Peg         My ancestors came to America illegally. They were wanted by the English government for their fringe religious practices, but fled to Holland. After living there for a number of years, they decided that Europe was not the place for them and moved to America. They had papers granting…

Banning American Citizenship

By Square Peg     My ancestors came to America illegally. They were wanted by the English government for their fringe religious practices, but fled to Holland. After living there for a number of years, they decided that Europe was not the place for them and moved to America. They had papers granting them permission…

Cow Pie Hits The Fan

by Eli Stone   “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Old German Proverb “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Ronald Reagan   So the latest articles Showdown In Divide, Top Cop Defends His Record, and Teller County Commissioners Fire Away At Gun Control have caused a proverbial…

Which Way Is Left?

By Eli Stone     “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”…

First Amendment to the Constitution; First Line of Defense

By Eli Stone:           “The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.” ~Unkown “People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”~Frank Norris “Once…

People and Politicos, Daft or Stupid?

by Eli Stone:     “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people…