Personally, while investigating hundreds of nonviolent and violent drug-related crimes in Washington, D.C., between 1983 and 2002 — including the Rayful Edmond gang murders that played a role in the press labeling the District of Columbia the “murder capital” — I witnessed the injustice inflicted by sentencing guidelines that removed judicial discretion for nonviolent drug offenders swept up in the hysteria of the time.
Writing a book that’s both serious and humorous is not an easy task to master, but that’s exactly what Janet Bohart Sheridan does with her first paperback, “A Seasoned Life Lived In Small Towns: Memories, Musings and Observations.”
A trying experience like air travel is not meant for the impatient. The people who can’t help but tear into a bag of peanuts seconds after finding their seats are exactly the crowd the makers of “Non-Stop” had in mind as their audience, but it may be the folks with the greater attention span who will enjoy it more.
Buying or adopting a “trained” dog in the hopes that all of the work is done for you is a nice idea. My experience sometimes tells a different story.
After driving from Steamboat Springs to Craig and back at least a half a dozen times in the last six months, I could avoid it no longer, and last Wednesday, I felt compelled to stop at a “Point of Interest” sign located along U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Minturn. The visit introduced me to the former coal mining town of Mount Harris.
Last year, the Tread of Pioneers Museum completed its most significant project to date. The 4,200-square-foot museum expansion project provided a museum-quality collections facility for our growing collection, along with additional exhibit space for the compelling stories of our community’s heritage.
When you’re in a foreign country that’s careening toward war, you follow the news.
Of the 12 constellations of the zodiac, which mark the sun’s annual path through our sky, Cancer the Crab is the faintest and most challenging to locate. By the first week of March, the Crab has climbed high up in our eastern sky, tucked in between the more prominent constellations of Gemini the Twins to the west and Leo the Lion to the east.
There is an incredible amount of information we have on raising kids now. Maybe it’s too much, but there are a couple of things that research shows to be significant predictors of how well a child will do in life.
The end of the open enrollment period on March 31 marks a first in the rollout of the new health care law. After March, consumers no longer will be able to buy health insurance in 2014 that meets the new government standards of the Affordable Care Act.
When I think of the first Penguin Plunge, I smile. Not because I enjoy jumping into bone-chilling water, but because I was part of an enthusiastic team that came together to create a good-spirited event to help support the health care needs of the Yampa Valley.
Athletes stories, and their Olympic dreams is one of the reasons they are worth cheering for during the games.
According to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in Routt County continued its gradual descent through the end of 2013. CDL figures place the December 2013 unemployment rate at 4.5 percent. That’s an impressive drop from the December 2012 rate of 6.3 percent and continues the downward trend in the 12-month moving average unemployment rate that began in October 2012.
A Caribbean sun sets on our time in Mexico, and it's amazing how fast a month has passed. We are in Xcalak, the last town before Belize. It's fitting that we are with Steamboat families Marty and Vickie Rosenzweig and Sue and Rob MacCarthy.
The time is nigh for the red carpet crowd as the 86th annual Academy Awards approaches, promising a night of glitz and glamour for folks in love with a little golden man named Oscar.