World Championship Updates Eagle Vail has another star in woman's skiing, Makaela Shiffrin took second place in the GS (giant slalom) in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Her specialty the Slalom is yet to come.
Quotes These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as is in my power, they, and all others, shall have. -Abraham Lincoln
Until we get equality in educationaa, we won't have an equal society. -Sonia Sotomayor
Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag. - Adrian Cronauer
Black History Month Dearfield, Colorado was an African American Colony located about 40 miles east of Greeley, Colorado. It was the brainchild of Oliver T. Jackson based on the ideas of Booker T. Washington. Washington withdrew his support. Oliver T. Jackson, a successful businessman, went ahead without outside support to start the colony on his own with a homestead claim in 1910. The "Dear" in Dearfield was suggested by Dr. J.H.P. Westbrook due to the precious value of the land and community to the town's settlers.
In the beginning, only seven families responded to Jackson's advertising. Of those, only two could afford to build wooden houses. The others lived in tents or dug caves in the dirt banks for the winter. Eventually, the population grew to 700 and the colony had a good start on their agricultural economy. A filling station and diner were established. When the Great Depression hit, the farmers began selling their land and looking for better opportunities. By 1940 the population had been reduced to 12.
February 10, 2017 Last week, on Friday 2/10/2017 the Denver daytime temperature hit a high of 80 degrees, the highest February temperature ever recorded.
Winter Olympics We have now reached the one year mark until the Winter Olympics. At one year out, several athletes from Colorado look like they have good chances to make the team.
Lindsey Vonn has 77 first place finishes in World Cup competition. The question is, can she cure the nerve damage to the hand caused when she broke her arm in training. It prevents her from getting a tight grip on her pole.
Mikaela Shiffrin is leading in points to win the overall Women's World Cup Championship in skiing this year.
Katie Uhlaender is a World Champion and three time Olympian in the Skeleton Competition. At the last Olympics she placed fourth.
Marlah Bell, Figure Skater from Monument, Colorado should be ready for international competition in another year.
Gus Kenworthy, is a definite contender in slope style Freeskiing.
Simi Hamilton of Aspen is very close to the top of Cross Country skiing. He is an excellent sprinter.
Chuckle Q: What's an ig? A: A snow house without a loo!
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I write mysteries set in early Colorado. The protagonist is Andrew Coyle Esq.