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A state on a Grand scale

PHOENIX – A sunset ride on horseback this fall, through a forest of giant cacti in Saguaro National Park, fulfilled the dreams of a childhood spent devouring Zane Grey novels. But even that perfect...

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

Junction’s homeless fix – for the moment

GRAND JUNCTION – The hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., especially on Sundays, were always the biggest challenge for the Terry family. During the days, the homeless family improvised to keep warm,...

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

Writer and designer turns into tree carver

FRISCO (AP) – Mark Mahorney earned his degree in economics and worked as a freelance financial writer and Web designer for six years before he began carving out another living.Little did he know...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado couple add star car to collection

GREELEY (AP) – George Bailey was driving the old black car the last time you saw it. He was drunk and crashed into the big tree on the outskirts of Bedford Falls, and then he ran to the bridge,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Overlook a monument to once-shattered life

McGAFFEY, N.M. (AP) – From atop the McGaffey Pine Tree Overlook, Gordon House could see forever.The young architect from Thoreau had a clear view of the Cibola National Forest below, the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Eagle delivery: 4,500 dictionaries, 10 years

EAGLE (AP) – Was it really 10 years ago that local Rotarians started giving every third-grader a dictionary?It’s 10 years and more than 4,500 dictionaries. In fact, Riley Dudley received the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Park status?

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT – Just off Interstate 70 in western Colorado is a 32-square-mile collection of towering red-stone monoliths, deep canyons and a road that cuts through nearly 2 billion...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Limon prison incentives keep inmates in check

LIMON (AP) – Stacey Torres earned his way into one of the most dangerous prisons in Colorado with 66 rule violations for fighting, dealing drugs and defying officers – all while already doing...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Vail pioneers revel in a day on the slopes

VAIL (AP) – Art Kelton first skied Vail in 1964, when the ski mountain and its base village were in their infancy. Kelton still skis Vail, and skis often – he put more than 100 days on his pass...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Southwest Byzantine’

SANTA FE (AP) – The Very Rev. John Bethancourt, founding pastor at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, called it a “dream come true.”For 15 years, he has been imagining the day when the interior walls of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos woman helping Churro sheep make comeback

CORTEZ — The fate of the Churro sheep flocks have been interwoven with the Navajo people for decades up to the present day, when locals like Betsy Harrison are doing their part to help the breed...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Longmont man donates WWII bomb casing to museum

LONGMONT (AP) – When James Force spotted a 4-foot-long olive drab pipe lying in a junkyard, he immediately recognized it as the casing from a 500-pound World War II bomb. “In my heart, I knew what...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life