“Pops” Williams, Who Lives On The Streets

By Ron Stauffer

LONGMONT, COLORADO – When Russ Williams’ family moved from Montana to Colorado in 1958, his first few days here were a shocking surprise. He woke up one morning, completely abandoned.

“My parents left me in a motel room when I was five years old. I’ve been here ever since.”

Learning that his parents had disappeared, he was forced to provide for himself, his two little sisters and younger brother. Continue reading ““Pops” Williams, Who Lives On The Streets”

Local Historian Brings “Forgotten” WWI History to Life at Longmont Museum

LONGMONT, Colo. — A small crowd came to the Longmont Museum Thursday to hear a lecture on the human element of World War I that featured humor and antique weapons.

As part of its “Longmont & The Great War” exhibit, the museum hosted a lecture by a local historian on the lesser-known elements of World War I. The presentation, titled “Deadly Laboratories: Weapons and Tactics of the First World War,” sought to challenge stereotypical images of stalemates in trench warfare, and detailed behind-the-scenes innovations that were made in battle tactics and technologies. Continue reading “Local Historian Brings “Forgotten” WWI History to Life at Longmont Museum”