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Otero County firefighter still going strong at 90

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – Dee Simpson enjoys battling fires. Always has and always will.He doesn’t think twice about getting up in the middle of the night, strapping on his firefighting gear and...

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

Ape on the air

BOULDER (AP) – Frank Coffman’s gorilla finally has gone Hollywood. With an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this month, the Boulder costume-maker’s signature simian suit got...

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

Boulder Muslims running out of room

BOULDER – The faithful stood – shoulder to shoulder – for Friday prayers, wedged into a low-slung building that sits in the shadows of one of Boulder’s busiest commercial stretches. A handful of...

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

Light my fire

CRESTONE – Belinda Ellis’ farewell went as she wanted. One by one, her family placed juniper boughs and logs about her body, covered in red cloth atop a rectangular steel grate inside a brick-lined...

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

Mobile business a cupcake idea

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Matt Kenfield gives credit where it’s due.His girlfriend and business partner, Kati Anderson, recognized a growing trend two years ago and wanted to jump on board; he dragged...

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

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

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