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Santa Fe musician downsizes home

SANTA FE – Santa Fe resident Bruce Dunlap lives in a house so small it can be pulled behind a pickup.It’s not a mobile home, but a real lumber-and-nails, 175-square-foot home.Dunlap is one of...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Old is new

MADRID, N.M. – Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid has a brand-new grandstand. But you couldn’t tell from looking at it. Workers have spent nine months painstakingly creating a structure that...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Multiple kids means multiple joy, says Fort Collins club

LOVELAND – Fort Collins resident Samantha Alvarado and her family – two sets of twin daughters, a son and a husband – repeatedly hear the comment, “You have your hands full.”Alvarado responds,...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Skier turned farmer whittles at carbon footprint

PAONIA – The farmer pushed aside a layer of hay, grabbed a fistful of green, and yanked an overwintering carrot from the ground. She wiped away some dirt and took a bite.A few moments later, after...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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