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Under the Wire

Go for the gold

 

February 10, 2021



“Thar’s gold in them thar hills!” I’m not sure who this quote should be credited to, but he sure knew his geography. In the old days, that meant you could apply shovel to hillside, add a liberal amount of sweat and you just might hit pay dirt. Today, I was to find, modern-day “prospectors” have found another, less grueling way to find the gold.

Recently my family and I journeyed to the mountains of Colorado. It was partly work, visiting a few business associates and partly fun with a rodeo or two scheduled along the way. My run-in with modern day gold seekers came while at...



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