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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

Shell-maker from 1940s a part of taco history

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The artifact is buried amid boxes in a cinder-block storage building down the street from La Perla Mexican restaurant in Glendale, where it was first used.The machine was...

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

Like Darfur of old: Refugee finds peaks, peace

GREELEY (AP) – Even with its views of the Rocky Mountains, one of many things that makes Greeley a special place, the city of 91,000 on the Front Range north of Denver probably wouldn’t remind...

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

Seeing is bee-lieving

GRAND JUNCTION (AP)Tarrin George and Levi Miller have created a home for 12,000 Italian honeybees to live inside their Palisade fruit and vegetable stand, and they’re hoping folks from around the...

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

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