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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

Prehistoric Grand Junction: Team unearths clues

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The rock overhang sits at the mouth of a small canyon in the Salt Creek valley north of Loma.There are likely thousands of similar geological features scattered among the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Already a hero, sergeant leaves troops a final gift

FORT CARSON (AP) – First Sgt. David McNerney was a small man with a legendary temper and a stare that would blister paint.His soldiers in a 4th Infantry Division company say they were terrified by...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Bridge’ helps those in need

ALAMOSA (AP) Arecent candlelight vigil through downtown Alamosa was intended to shed light on the enormity of the problems facing people in a horrid economy.The 80 marchers first enjoyed a meal of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Team preserves Chaco’s walls and spirits

PUEBLO PINTADO, N.M. (AP) – Victor Beyale filled a crack in the stone wall with mortar and thought of the Ancient Ones. “They must have been tougher,” he said. “Much tougher than us.” The quiet...

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

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