Fake News or Storytelling

Post (c) Doris McCraw In the 1870s the Signal Corps decided they would place a signal station on the top of Pikes Peak. Once the building was completed, the hardy men who lived up there set about doing their job. Since no one in the United States had lived at the altitude of 14,000+ feet, … Continue reading Fake News or Storytelling

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Picking Favorites

By S. J. Brown We all have favorite things, that special gift from long ago, or a place with fond memories. Sometimes our favorite is a sentence that just glides off the tongue and completes a thought. After every photo trip Jay asks me what my favorite part of the trip was. Generally it is … Continue reading Picking Favorites

Disasters

Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I'm out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that's exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local library district released their book "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", based on the history … Continue reading Disasters

Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Post (c) Doris McCraw With the release of the latest Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium book, "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", I thought I'd share a bit from my chapter, ' The Cripple Creek Volcano: a thirty-five million year disaster'. Early Days in the Region: Some of the earliest people in the region … Continue reading Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Early Christmas, Colorado Style

Post (c) by Doris McCraw – writing as Angela Raines I have a novella coming out on December 8, 2016. It is available for pre-order now. It takes place in my fictional town of Agate Gulch during the Christmas season.:http://amzn.to/2h8HgiS In honor of that story, I thought I would re-share some of the early Colorado … Continue reading Early Christmas, Colorado Style

COLORADO GOLD

Post (c) by Doris McCraw For something different this post is sharing my love of Fall and Colorado Gold. Enjoy the trip   And finally, Until next time, enjoy the fall weather, keep up the writing and continued inspiration to all as you travel this creative journey. Angela Raines is the pen name for Doris … Continue reading COLORADO GOLD

Colorado Day

Post by Doris McCraw August 1 is Colorado Day. For many years the state of Colorado celebrated big on this day, but over the years many have forgotten what the celebration stands for, not that they don't celebrate. To let you in on the reason, it was on this day in 1876 that Colorado became the … Continue reading Colorado Day

A LITTLE JOURNEY

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines The weather has been a bit crazy for some folks this year, either we're colder/hotter or dryer/wetter than usual. Of course we can always fall back on the topic of the weather, but today is something special. Why special, because every day is special if you make it. I've … Continue reading A LITTLE JOURNEY

Critters by S. J.

This Blog by S. J. Brown                     As part of an A-z blog challenge I was asked to base my blog on the letter C. I took some time to consider what to write about. I could have written about my trip to Colorado. It was … Continue reading Critters by S. J.