by Nancy Christofferson
WALSENBURG — It used to be one believed what he or she read in the newspaper. Unfortunately, not everything a reader wants to know appeared in those pages.
Back in the days before newspapers began to rely on celebrities and gossip, most of them carried informative items about their local business people, service organizations, churches and well, their well known citizens. Unpleasant subjects were often ignored, like why Fred Walsen paid a $15 fine in Pueblo back in his salad days as the state treasurer and city founder. What was that all about?