In Memory of Memorial Day: Long Time Gone Presents The tragic story of a Rainbow Girl, a heroic man and a community’s oath of “Never again”

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By Priscilla Waggoner

2018-05-30 19:09:34

Long Time Gone - June Blooding, a shining star

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
There’s a certain kind of beauty to the plains that is, from what I can tell, truly unique to this country. Let a little bit of rain fall on these expansive acres, and the most extraordinary flower...

If you liked the October 19th article about the Disappearance of the Great Am...

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
A herd of Buffalo appear out of nowhere during Lakota Sioux peaceful protest of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.  The project crosses sacred land and could potentially threat...

LONG TIME GONE and the lessons of Capra, the Coop and “Meet John Doe"

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Stories have great power in our lives. For as long as human beings have had language and the cognitive ability to express thoughts and ideas—whether those thoughts were written or spoken or drawn ...

Head Em' Up, Move 'Em On

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
     The Civil War has just ended.  The North is experiencing a boom of industrialization and growth, and an expansive market has opened up for beef.  Meanwhile, down in Texas, there are between 3 ...

Long Time Gone - Scary Stories That Aren't (Better Not Be) True

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Being scared has never been a sensation I enjoyed. I’m not talking about the “scared” some people feel when getting on a horse they don’t know (which has never been a problem for me—although the h...

Long Time Gone - The Old Wells

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Most people who grew up watching Westerns were swept away by the romance on the big screen. It’s a natural enough reaction.  Spend enough hours in a dark theater munching (preferably buttered) popc...

Long Time Gone - The Lingering Love For Cottonwood

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
There are some eras in Kiowa County history that linger on in people’s memories to such a degree that they have taken on that special hue reserved for the wistful, “Those were the days, weren’t the...

Coral Hickman and a Hero's Accidental Fall from Grace

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
In my opinion, one of the more unpleasant aspects of an election season is the never ending quest of the media to find “dirt” in a candidate’s past.  While it may be—and, at times, probably is—impo...

Long Time Gone - Sweet Sweetwater

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
For the first time in too many years, people have good reason to find their attention drifting south of town toward the Great Plains Reservoirs, those bodies of water that have been a source of lif...

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TWO KIT CARSON STUDENTS WIN HIGH HONORS AT OJC ...

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
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| Raina Lynch | Announcements
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| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
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| Betsy Barnett | Sports
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| Derek Goodman | Business
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