Feeling the need for speed, leaping

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Some people see stairs as, well, stairs. But not Grand Junction’s Drew Zain and Jesse Coquoz. They see stairs as so much more.Zain and Coquoz are advanced “traceurs,” or men...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After long search, a father-daughter reunion

CAÑON CITY (AP) – The only link Kimberly Miller had to her paternal roots was an old teddy bear. Robert Miller had only an outdated photo of his daughter as a reminder that she did indeed exist, in...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Loveland music store loves its vinyl records

LOVELAND (AP) – In this family business, mom and pop wax nostalgic while their 20-year-old daughter revels in retro.Downtown Sound, which recently opened in Loveland, sells vintage vinyl records,...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Space trip coming up short

PHOENIX (AP) – He’s chronically short of funds, but Morris Jarvis is bent on building a ship that will make trips beyond Earth affordable to all.Jarvis, 48, a project manager at Intel, is the head...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

From the pueblos’ perspective

ALBUQUERQUENew Mexico’s pueblos have a history with the federal government unlike any other American Indian tribe.They never signed treaties, and with that came decades of a dual existence. On one...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Finally laid to rest: Montrose man died in Vietnam in ’67

MONTROSE (AP) – In 1967, two U.S. Air Force pilots went down, plunging into a vast Vietnam river with their F-4C Phantom II. One came out, plucked from danger by a Navy vessel. The other didn’t –...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aurora TV producer: Who needs L.A., N.Y.?

AURORA (AP) – It’s easy to get lost in one of the editing rooms at the Aurora offices of High Noon Entertainment.Located in an unassuming office park off Parker Road, the company’s Colorado...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Golden’s Geese

GOLDENSeven contraptions known as the Galloping Geese may be the most motley-looking machines – and the most endearing – ever to rattle down American railroad tracks.A mash-up of vintage autos,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For paralyzed, the eyes control

DENVER (AP) – Scott Abram’s eyes lock on the corner of the computer screen offering him the letter “G.” His cursor, directed only by those eyes, lingers there as he stares the requisite 1.5...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

N.M. community, officials clash over free-roaming dog

ALBUQUERQUE – Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. And he apparently doesn’t want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The Silver(ton) screen

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the Silverton Standard’s summer travel magazine, Destination: Silverton.By Mark EsperSilverton StandardSILVERTONThe town and surrounding mountains were...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Site near Aspen an ice-age mystery

ASPEN (AP) – As more than 40 scientists continue to study the myriad ice-age findings from Ziegler Reservoir, one mystery continues to vex experts: Was early man at the site?The question arose this...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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