Category Archives: Colorado


Each acrylic panel is held in place by a post in each panel’s corner. The post caps need to re-screwed into place before moving on so they are never lost. On the right they are removing Panel One which has … Continue reading

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Trinidad, Colorado

  Last October I filled up about 23′ of a semi-trailer and moved back to Colorado. The two 600# better angels crates needed to go on last so they could come off first. I had access to a forklift and loading dock … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Fire Department Pictures

Engines from C.S.F.D., the U.S. Air Force, and Fort Carson for the opening ceremonies.The guests of honor: Governor John Hickenlooper (r) and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach. CSFD Communications Director Sunny Smaldino opens the ceremonies and introduces CSFD Chief Rich … Continue reading

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Bus Trip to Colorado Springs

Friends from Boulder who helped me rent a bus for the two hour trip to see Better Angels in Colorado Springs in early September.  So much fun.  

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Belatedly Colorado Springs

I was so busy on my recent trip with the paintings to Colorado Springs that I hardly had time to think much less post pictures.  And on opening day, I was largely without a camera.  Now I know there are … Continue reading

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Ready to Go

They moved one antique engine engine into the next room, removed an entire row of equipment display cabinets, and now we are about to cover 2/3 of their historical timeline with the 343 paintings of Better Angels. Official opening on … Continue reading

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Getting excited now about bringing the paintings home to Colorado where they began.  I could not be more grateful to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, the City of Colorado Springs and the National Homeland Defense Foundation who are 100% responsible … Continue reading

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The Things We Learn…

In the WEEKS since I wrote, I’ve been hard hard hard at work on the paintings, the crates, name tags for the Dallas Stair Climb group, and more.  In the end I did a little or a lot of work … Continue reading

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Colorado on Fire

Colorado is where I really learned about fire and firefighters.  The state needs rain and our prayers.  Here’s the fire started by lightning just west of Boulder yesterday.  Scary as this is, it’s much smaller than the ones outside Colorado … Continue reading

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