Philip Zang soothed the Wild West with his brew

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise April 8, 2007.

Ever wonder what those grizzled guys in wild west saloons were guzzling before they brawled and stampeded their horses through town? There’s a good chance it was beer from the Phil Zang Brewing Company in Denver. Continue reading

What’s in a name? History of Broomfield’s name

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.

Broomfield has had to fend off a few insults for its name over the years. Some say it sounds stiff, a bit flat. Mournful perhaps. Not entirely the most creative or inspiring. Still, some interesting historical tidbits can be found behind the name. Continue reading

Train softened hard limits of early living

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise (Jan. 18, 2009).

I am one of those people eagerly awaiting a Fastrax line through Broomfield. I envision a stress-free zip up to Denver or downtown Boulder. I’ll sit by the window with a good book and listen to the pleasant clickety-clack. No parking hassles, nobody cutting me off, no traffic jams. Continue reading