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The Corkscrew — A Thing of Beauty

The Corkscrew — A Thing of Beauty

By Paul Luchsinger “We are but temporary custodians of everything that we collect.” This philosophy reflects the decision made by all antiquities collectors.    As he approaches the healthy age of 90, Paolo de Sanctis, the doyen of Italian corkscrew collectors, and publisher of several books on the subject, is selling the collection he started 60 years ago. Like most major […]

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St. Vrain’s Pumpkin Pie Days Celebrates 49 Years

St. Vrain’s Pumpkin Pie Days Celebrates 49 Years

By Dale Bernard    During the summer of 1969, the nation marveled as man first set foot on the moon, young people from across the nation gathered in Woodstock to celebrate the Age of Aquarius, and young mothers introduced their children to a new tv show called Sesame Street. Here in Longmont, the members of the St. Vrain Historical Society were […]

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The Gettysburg Address Revisited

The Gettysburg Address Revisited

By Henry J. Pratt    A messenger rode up to the White House on an early November day in 1863, and delivered an invitation to President Abraham Lincoln to assist in dedicating the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.    The greatest battle in the Civil War had been fought at Gettysburg for three days the previous July. Dead, wounded and missing […]

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Appraiser’s Diary: Mentorship

Appraiser’s Diary: Mentorship

By Rachel Hoffman    Last month, my column was missing. I wasn’t sure anyone would notice – but Dewey Smith called me to see what was going on. Dewey is a local Senior Personal Property Appraiser and a local legend for his work. He has mentored me in my appraisal practice, and sent some good assignments my way that have helped […]

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Ghost ‘Lusting’ in Florence

Ghost ‘Lusting’ in Florence

By Sandy Dale    Everybody loves a good ghost story, right? Especially if it’s true. If you are one of the lucky ones to have experienced a ghostly presence first hand, then (after the goose bumps go away and the hair lies back down on your neck) you know how much fun it is to scare your friends witless as you […]

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