The Birth of a 1950s Suburb: Broomfield Heights

This article first appeared in The Broomfield Enterprise.

In August of 1955, the Boulder Daily Camera announced the creation of a sparkling new city located in the countryside between Denver and Boulder called “Broomfield Heights.”

The modern new city was located on the sprawling Zang property, known as the Elmwood Stock Farm or Elmwood Ranch. Continue reading

Shep, the famous toll-gate pooch (and Betty the greyhound)

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise September 16, 2007.

On August 14, 2007, I lost my sweet and beautiful greyhound, Betty Boop, to an unknown illness. In honor of her, and perhaps just to make myself feel a little bit better, Continue reading