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TREAD film preview is up on Apple Trailers, release date is Feb. 21

Information is now starting to come out on the status of the documentary film TREAD, a film by director Paul Solet about the Killdozer rampage that took place in Granby, Colorado. The film is based in part on source material from my book “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage.”   The film’s official trailer can now be seen on Apple Trailers (and other platforms). It was viewed many times for its first two days up on the platform, getting more views than ...

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KILLDOZER book gets positive review in on-line site

I was gratified to see that “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” received a “highly recommended” review in the respected on-line book review site Midwest Book Review. The May edition of the online review site featured an entry on KILLDOZER on its section called The Criminology Shelf. Here’s the text of the review but you can find it on your own by going to  "Synopsis: On June 4, 2004, Marvin ...

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They are asking again: Why is it called KILLDOZER?

It’s a common question. Lately, a Facebook follower posed the question: Why is the book called KILLDOZER if nobody was killed? I’ll respond to that question again. Here’s why. The world named it First, in some sense, I didn’t really name it the KILLDOZER. The world did that without any coaxing or coaching from me. Within hours after the Granby bulldozer rampage made national news the web postings, phone calls and letters to the editor started. And many of them grasped onto the ...

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Killdozer drinks now see the light of day

Yes, there are drinks associated with the Killdozer. And not all of them are alcoholic. So let me convey the details about the Killdozer drinks that may shed light on the bulldozer rampage carried out by Marvin Heemeyer in Granby, Colorado on June 4, 2004. Slimfast Yes, you read that right. The first Killdozer drink is Slimfast, a diet drink that is used to replace some meals to enhance weight loss. This drink is included in the Killdozer drink pantheon because it seems that Marv ...

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It’s fake news to say that Heemeyer easement was taken or lost

Fake news has become a key part of many people’s opinions about Marv Heemeyer’s Killdozer rampage. I know because I’ve seen it happen three times in the last week. There I am, selling my book KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage, and a person tells me the same old fake news story. This well-meaning person tells me that Marvin Heemeyer was wronged by the town of Granby because the town took the easement to his property where he operated his muffler shop. This, ...

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Echoes of Killdozer? Five journalists killed in Annapolis, Maryland

Five newspaper employees are dead after a shooting at a community newspaper, The Capital Gazette, in Annapolis, Md. After learning about this tragedy my heart sank and I shook my head in dismay. I know what it’s like to work at a newspaper and face an attacker who could kill. Our attacker had a longstanding dispute with the town and, at times, our newspaper. That’s exactly what happened to me and members of my staff at the Sky-Hi News in Granby, Colorado on June 4, 2004. Marv Heemey...

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Granby eight days after the Killdozer rampage’s 14th anniversary

Here it is, 14 years and eight days after the Killdozer rampage that destroyed or damaged 13 buildings in the town of Granby. And, yes, the town looks different today than it did on the morning of June 4, 2004. Here’s a re-cap. The large metal shed where Marv Heemeyer built his 85-ton bulldozer-tank is now an office and indoor storage building for the Trash Company, the outfit that bought the property from Heemeyer for $400,000 in 2003. The office where people now do business is the ...

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Was the Virginia armored vehicle joy ride a KILLDOZER copy-cat crime?

As I write this I don’t know if the theft and joyride of an armored personnel carrier by an Army 2nd Lieutenant in Virginia on June 5 was a KILLDOZER copy-cat crime. But I think it’s oddly coincidental that it took place only one day after the 14-year-anniversary of the KILLDOZER rampage in Granby, Colorado. In the KILLDOZER rampage, Marv Heemeyer took his armed and armored Komatsu bulldozer on an attack through Granby, destroying or damaging 13 buildings, firing his rifles at police ...

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Comparing Rampage the film with the KILLDOZER rampage

When I saw that a movie called Rampage was showing at theatres across the country, I knew I had to see it. I wanted to compare Rampage, the Hollywood film, with my book “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage.” And now that I’ve seen the movie, well, there aren’t many concrete similarities other than that both my book and the movie are about rampages. The rampage in the book is about the massive destruction caused in the town of Granby, Colorado by Marv ...

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Cartoon effectiveness of KILLDOZER comic

The cartoon effectiveness of the KILLDOZER

One look at the cartoon from 1973 shown above helps to explain one of the reasons I chose the name KILLDOZER for my book. My book is about the Colorado bulldozer rampage that took place in Granby on June 4, 2004. In true and classic comic book style, this great cover expands visually on all the aspects of the KILLDOZER name that make it appealing. First, it is out there and in your face. The name KILLDOZER has that curious appeal to it that all at once plays on the common noun “bulldo...

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