Millions of individual Americans have been celebrating our freedom by lighting off fireworks on the 4th for much of our nation's history. Today, that right is being trampled by government officials bent on ever-more control. Even here in Colorado it's now illegal to light off sky rockets, roman candles, fire crackers (I love Black Cat fire crackers), and a myriad of other fireworks. It disgusts me that government can so easily crush our freedoms,and that more Americans aren't incensed by the constant erosion of our rights.
Courtney Barnett announced she dropped off the Pabst show a week or so ago.
Re SRMs new 150-bed shelter - "even that project won't meet the need." ------ Of course it won't. The "compassion industry", whose goal is to SERVE the poor - rather than help the poor to help themselves - is a growth industry.
Have just finished reading "Charity Detox" (by the author of "Toxic Charity"). What an eye opener! The current service-provider paradigm is a failure because it doesn't move poor people and the poor communities they live in out of poverty. Only economic community building and good-paying jobs can do that.
What happened to all the old standard farmers markets at Memorial Park and Powers? Half my friends have to go to the store to buy veggies because they can't find a market. They need to advertise or something.
Just went to the Monday Mining Museum, one stand does not make a market :(
Thanks Leticia, we'll add it to our listings.
Hi; I just wanted to pass along there will be a Community Market in Fountain at City Hall (116 South Main Street, Fountain 80817) Wednesdays from 3pm to 7pm starting June 3rd until September 30th.
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Raichlen is a BBQ hack wannabe. Notice how much of his tutorials and pictures are using the technique of "grilling" and not true "bbqing". The outrageous price ($1996, really?) to attend his BBQ University is laughable. I would certainly pay that amount, and more, to learn from a true World Champion BBQ pitmaster such as Chris Lilly, Myron Mixon, Ray Lampe, or Johnny Trigg as they would teach the true art of low and slow BBQing methods and techniques. Raichlen mostly teaches grilling. If you watch his old show "Primal Grill" it does have a nice appeal to it, but he often does not reveal cooking temperatures or times. Just the end resuslts. It is a flashy show but not very informative. I'm sure the weekend event is fun as you get to hob-knob around with Raichlen, but call it what it is, "Grillin University" for $2K. Thanks, but no thanks.
i can't read it for some reason...probably operator error but....i keep clicking and i cant find the summer guide :(
I love Jerry and all of his "collectibles". He was great and still enthusiastic after so many years entertaining guests. I hope he's there for many more years to come.
Don't forget Monument, Saturdays from 8-1, on the west side of I-25, in the parking lot between the Serrano's coffee shop and Starbucks coffee shop.
Closely listen to an Inception dvd made before the January 8th Tucson shooting, especially during the dialogue, "Do It."
My kids and I hiked the Manitou railroad bed yesterday. As an adult, I was heavy enough and experienced enough to handle the few places where the trail was all but washed away (though it was a bit scarey). My kids, ages 6 to about 9 weighing 60 to 90 pounds, had a harder time. I ended up being the safety line as I pulled them across a few places or posted my self in one spot so they didn't slide off the cliff. One place especially bad was above what looked like a homeless encampment so if you try this trail and you see my camera lense cover about 10 feet below or further, you'll know I've been there. The tunnels were amazing and we were very glad we went, but we are not going back anytime soon (at least not with kids). Tunnel 6 or the furthest east still has the timbers in place at the entrance so that we got a feel for what it orgianlly looked like. We did hike the trail to the left (the one to the right will take you to the top also, but it's a lot steeper) and discovered the road and more private property. I'm glad I took pictures and it was a grand adventure. I really wish someone would fix the west trail head and that one very bad spot - it's a worthwhile hike and the tunnels are amazing. You will need a flashlight for at least one of the tunnels! Thanks for the recommendation!!
It remains heartening to read that the Independent is maintaining its tradition of reporting on regional non-stories. Were it not for the abilities of their reporters to ferret out similar non-stories on a week-in, week-out basis, staying abreast of current insignificance would be beyond my grasp. I dare say that this one is about as hard hitting as the topic of Barack choosing to not wear an American flag pin on his lapel.
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