The Rocky Mountain Poetry Festival, still going two decades later
By Michael Corrigan
Possibly the Rocky Mountain Poetry Festival started unofficially in 1982 with a poetry reading staged at the Stanrod House, an impressively elegant "pioneer" mansion once used by the community for public events. With its wide wooden floor, ornate rooms and stairway, one could feel the ghosts from time past.
KIFI-TV obtained a cellphone video from a viewer, capturing much of the incident, which included the driver of the truck pushing a protester—prompting more yelling from the marchers—and ultimately taking a swing at someone in the crowd.