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Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

DENVER (AP) – Denver police have seen the bad and the good of this city’s life for 150 years, but many of the records and artifacts of their history have disappeared.Soon there could be a museum...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Respect for an opossum? That’s what she teaches

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Lisa Black and two other teachers at James Madison Elementary School were trying to keep a semblance of order among 75 first-graders.“You have to be quiet so you don’t scare...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Falling from the sky

COLORADO SPRINGS If you’re a fan of college football, there’s a good chance you’ll see Air Force Academy cadets fall from the sky in coming weeks.The academy is taking a local tradition to the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Public pianos prompt playing around Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Live music erupts spontaneously before small crowds at such places as the Old Town Ice Rink or Foothills Mall through the keys of several vibrantly colored, upright pianos...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

6 seems like enough for Farmington man Attorney adopts foster children

FARMINGTON (AP) – Some people might think that Richard Austin is a hero. Others, that he’s absolutely crazy. Or, maybe, both.But Austin doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.A local attorney who...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Woman’s collectibles add color to Christmas

PUEBLO (AP) – She’s a one-woman Christmas-decorating machine.Except that Rhoada Stahle’s holiday trees and tables, her wreath-adorned doors and evergreen-festooned corners show far too much...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lost in their work: La Salle family’s maze is a big hit

GREELEY (AP) – Six weeks out of the year, Glen Fritzler looks out of his living room window at an inflatable, lizard-like creature, 15 acres of intricately cut corn and a full parking lot.Then,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Making robbers infamous

DENVER Super Sleuth got 18 months in prison after a bank manager in Colorado Springs recognized his description from three previous bank robberies.Tom Thumb got 14 years after the FBI and Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Last one standing from WWII bomber crew

WINDSOR (AP) – Don Straub points at a picture on his basement wall: two rows of crewmen near a Privateer bomber used by U.S. forces in the Pacific near the end of World War II.Straub is in the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Loveland, therapy dogs help children recover from trauma

LOVELAND (AP) – The way therapist Cliff Abeyta says “sit” demonstrates what children can learn about self-assertiveness.His tone can be pleading or aggressive.He could yell or whisper.But to be...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Farmington hills are alive with sound of history

FARMINGTON (AP) – It’s been said that the gang problem in Farmington is as old as the hills, and it turns out that some of those hills still bear witness to battles from days gone by.One such hill...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tender care for historic Routt County schoolhouse

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Enthusiasm never fades from Linda Long’s voice when she talks about a building that for decades has stood empty near a coal mine west of Steamboat, a building mostly...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life