Eye on the 5th

By Daniel Smith In some parts of Colorado, and the nation, whether there was a Democratic “blue wave” this mid-term election or not depended on what stretch of political beach you were standing on. At the state government level, however, there wasn’t much debate; the numbers reflect that a true blue tsunami swept the governor’s […]

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Benjamin “Baxter” Stingley, An Early Salida Marshal

By Steve Chapman Baxter Stingley was one of the first people to arrive in Salida, in 1880. He was part of the exodus from nearby Cleora, when that boom town went bust overnight, following the relocation of the railroad. Stingley and his brother Jessie arrived in the Arkansas Valley from Iowa. Not much is written […]

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Living Vicariously at the State Championships

By Hal Walter I was never much of an athlete in high school. It wasn’t for lack of trying. At my mega high school in Northern Virginia, just outside of the Capital Beltway, I went out for football and baseball for the Lake Braddock Bruins, as did dozens of other boys with testosterone-fueled hopes and dreams […]

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