A Taste of “Notorious Jefferson County”

My new book has just come out. This book, called “Notorious Jefferson County,” is quite different from my previous work, “Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek.” Although it’s about murder, it’s somehow a lot less serious than the Sand Creek story, though of course, the victims might argue with that. Let’s just say it was much less emotionally draining than writing about Sand Creek.

You might call this book historical true crime. The stories are all murder cases that took place within Jefferson County, Colorado about a hundred years ago. Continue reading

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Deadly mine accidents in the Colorado Front Range

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.

Any miner will tell you that working in a coal mine is a rough and treacherous job. During the 125 years or so that coal mining played a significant role in our local economy, the region saw its share of deadly mine disasters. Continue reading