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

Desire to save bees keeps her buzzing

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) – When most people think of beekeepers, they probably don’t exactly think of it as a peaceful and relaxing hobby. But Shirley Lovett does.That’s good because Lovett,...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dog jumps through hoops to get laughs

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Once upon a time, there was an emaciated dog who was kept in a crate for such long hours that she could not run very far. She was not “show quality” because she was missing...

DATE: April 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Strange business plan? Ask the crowd for money

VAIL (AP) – Robin Behrstock and partner Ryan Stecker are trying to fill a need. But first, they need capital. For that, the pair are trying a new idea – “crowd funding.”The partners – who founded...

DATE: April 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A farmer’s fight to keep it pure

PUEBLO (AP)Like many farmers, Dan Hobbs spends his spring days wondering when it will rain or if the wind is ever going to stop blowing, raking weeds out of ditches newly filled with irrigation...

DATE: April 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Just a fad? The hula hoop lives

GREELEY (AP) – Ask the Greeley trio who make up the Hoopligans about their favorite part of performing, and they’ll all seem to agree.It’s when the old ladies come up to them to talk hula...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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