Things are still churning away behind the scenes here. I'm going to be doing crime scene investigation once I get my degree. Ever since I was a kid I've been intensely interested in crime scene and perpetrator analysis. The first crime I truly studied was when I was twelve. The crime: The Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by the Manson Family. Ironically enough, I've been doing charity events for Alice Cooper the past few years and it turns out he lived in the same neighborhood where the murders took place. He was out of town at the time so he only heard about the goings-on later but can you imagine what it would be like to come home to that media frenzy on your street?


Still working on moving the archive. I've been working on a book as well. More information on that later. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. Me? I'm staying indoors till after December.


When this site first got started I was an unemployed stay-at-home parent with very little money. Over the years many visitors to the site have donated to help cut back on the costs of running the site. With that support this website has stayed online and free for the whole world to use since 1999. There were several months where, if it weren't for those generous souls, this site would have gone offline.

Fast forward 18 years. I own my own company and work a part-time job. I'm working on getting a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While donations make it easier to cover the site's costs, it no longer -needs- them. With inflation being what it is, the cost to ship CDs (especially overseas) has grown quite a bit. Recently I was faced with a choice: Raise prices again or stop shipping CDs.

I just can't see raising prices again to cover the rising costs of supplies and postage. I don't like the fact that I've already had to do it several times just to make sure the site actually gets some of that money. So I've decided to stop offering the CDROM sets. If you want you can still make donations to help the site but the CDs will no longer be available.

But what about all that information??

I will be moving it all to a spot where you'll be able to access and download it all for free. It will take some time so please be patient but in the end it will all be up there. It's always been my mission to share it all with you. I'll still be patching it all into the main site as I get time but till then it'll be there in raw, unformatted form soon.


You can now log onto the site and download news video files from 4-20-1999 and the days immediately following. These are the same videos that I offered to folks who donate to the site. They will no longer be available as a gift option now that the files can be downloaded. They are zipped up so you'll need to unzip them to view them.

Login info:
Host Name: ftp.acolumbinesite.com
User ID: visitor@acolumbinesite.com
Password: Columbine420


I've finally got an FTP location up and running. I'm currently in the process of uploading all of the news videos I've converted. Once I've gotten everything moved over I'll let you guys have access to it all. Should be up within the next couple of weeks. The files are huge though so it's taking time to upload them.


The site overhaul is finished, for the most part. The new design is live and site-wide now anyway. I developed it because I noticed that on mobile it was kind of hard to read. Hopefully this new look will be easier on your eyes if you're on a mobile screen but it should also scale up if you're on a full sized screen. There are bound to be a few broken links and images. I'll be fine-toothing the site over the weekend to chase these loose ends down.

Those of you who've been here a lot will notice there are some other changes as well. I've added more info to some of the sections and uploaded better quality photos. Made some images bigger, changed the layout of some areas. The search tool has moved to the top right up there and there's a boodle of site-specific links way down at the bottom now.


Site redesign is making steady progress. Soon I hope to have the site converted over to this new layout. Putting it together has been sort of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Had to learn some new coding skills to make it cross-platform.