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How a town’s terrorist became an American anti-hero

Marvin Heemeyer’s bulldozer had barely cooled after his 2004 pillaging of a Colorado mountain town before some people had proclaimed him a hero for exacting revenge on those who had done him wrong. Patrick Brower, who was there at almost every step of the way, refutes this false narrative in his book “Killdozer.” Continue reading

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Granby’s wounds 10 years after the day of bulldozer terror

The Colorado mountain town of Granby on June 4 remembered, but did not celebrate, the day that it was in the national spotlight. Even now, wounds remain from Marvin Heemeyer’s strange and terrible revenge on his neighbors. Continue reading

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On the dark side of paradise

People who live in mountain towns tend to view their towns as exceptional places. In many ways they are. But great expectations can turn sour, even poisonous as the internal geography of the human soul just does not match up to the physical geography.
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