Territory Days: A Colorado City Tradition

Today marks the start of the 42nd annual Territory Days in Old Colorado City. The events at Territory Days span four city blocks of Colorado Avenue, from 23rd to 27th Streets, and last the three days of Memorial Weekend, this year May 27-29. Live music is featured every day at two stages, and vendors of all kinds line the blocks. Fun events like gold panning, train rides, an old-west shootout, Native

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Pageant Brain

Last summer, I received a letter from the Miss Teen Beauty Pageant. The letter informed me that I was recommended for the pageant by someone anonymous. When I first received it, I threw it aside and didn’t look at it for a few days. I wasn’t interested in being in a beauty pageant. Still, the more I thought about it, the more I thought I should give it a try.

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Close Encounters with the Consumer Electronics Show

Every few years I attend the Consumer Electronics Show, and each time I am blown away by the advances in technology. Going to the CES means walking through the almost seven million square feet of displays, and competing for foot space with over 175,000 people from all over the world. The show lasts for four days during the first full week in January. It takes place in Las Vegas, and

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Nothing to Remember

The sunset shrouded the bay in a mantle of gold. Ben scanned the horizon from his second-floor balcony and then leaned forward in his chair to gain a clearer view of his front yard. The jacaranda trees were in full bloom, their lush petals serving as a purple canopy for anyone strolling up the path to his house. As the maid was finishing her daily chores, she took special care to

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Apparently, It’s Me

“So are you?” the clerk asked as she looked at my check. “Am I what?” I answered. “A parent,” she said as if I should have known. “Yes, I am,” I replied. “And I have been all of my life.” Inwardly, I sighed. People have been having fun with my surname all of my life. In school, whenever the teacher asked for parent volunteers, everyone nominated me. This became especially

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