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2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Ben Winslow Deseret News A Colorado sheriff used a search warrant to accompany zoning officials on a search of property tied to the Fundamentalist LDS Church. Custer County Sheriff Fred Jobe obtained the warrant after FLDS members initially denied them entry to the property near Westcliffe, Colo., on July 3. Custer County zoning director Jackie Hobby told the Deseret News she was investigating a zoning complaint about property owned by a member of the polygamous sect. "We have to...

2007-01-15 03:00:22

By Journal, Business In just 18 months after opening an international headquarters in Colorado Springs, John Watson, CEO of Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, and his team have already closed $44 million worth of ranch and recreational land transactions. The longtime Westcliffe resident and land broker owned his own company prior to approaching Cushman-Wakefield owners John and Lou Cushman about starting a new enterprise. "I could see such potential for a company that worked with special...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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