Making bones a hands-on approach to grasping genocide

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – In a little more than a week, Doherty High School students transformed pounds of lumpy clay into physical reminders of genocide.Eventually, the more than 2,000 bones made by...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A chilling scream: Is saloon really haunted?

SANTA FE (AP) – It was shortly after closing time one cool, dark night earlier this month at the Legal Tender. Cindy Lu and Phillip Heard were sitting with their spouses at a table at the Lamy...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A powerful look at power

He hangs nonchalantly from a steel cable, gazing at the camera while sitting on a wooden trolley, his spectacles reflecting the icy Animas River below. It is an unselfconscious portrait, probably...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado Springs company curtails casket cost

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – When Sue Fletcher was helping her husband arrange his grandmother’s funeral, she was astonished at the casket’s cost – more than $3,000. Then, when her mother-in-law found...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tried and true, Joe saves day at state fair

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – It’s good to have an old friend you can count on when problems occur, even if you and that friend have not spent a lot of time together recently.For Ashley Leigh of Grand...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Just a custodian?

FRISCO (AP) In a small desk in a small room inside Breckenridge Elementary, custodian Tyger Kulesza holds onto several folders containing letters from students.“Dear Tyger, sorry for making that...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At CSU, road to recovery for car crash victim

FORT COLLINS (AP) – After a Nov. 17, 2010, car wreck on Colorado Highway 86, doctors drilled a hole into then-19-year-old Hailey Misheff’s skull and induced a medical coma to reduce swelling in her...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Coloradans raising alpacas find it anything but taxing

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Alpacas are cute. They’re soft. They’re quiet and gentle – for the most part.And raising them is also the easiest way to earn the federal tax advantages set aside for raisers...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

86-year-old knits a tight community

LOVELAND (AP) – Known as the “Capman,” Robert Schmidt of Loveland knits to give.On Sept. 11, Robert and his wife, Dorey Schmidt, dropped off at the Angel House more than 100 knitted caps, his first...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Eisenhower recording gives voice to Boulder landmark

BOULDER (AP) – On Sept. 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to visit Boulder when he toured the sparkling new lab facilities that had just been constructed...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Prison tuneup

CANON CITY (AP)Rick Fitzpatrick was mortified when a cable TV producer proposed to make a reality show starring prison inmates in the custom motorcycle program at Colorado Territorial Correctional...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Doc’ Holliday long dead, but legend much alive

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The 161-year-old corpse of John Henry “Doc” Holliday is, in the eyes of some, the third most popular tourist draw in Glenwood Springs.First and second on the list, as even...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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