Historic schoolhouse finds a new home on Colorado farm

AURORA – Using gigantic steel beams and a flat-bed trailer, the historic Coal Creek Schoolhouse was moved from Springhill Park to DeLaney Farm and secured to its new foundation.The Coal Creek...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Inmates get little respect at Cañon City cemetery

CAÑON CITY – On a bluff above Civil War-era sandstone headstones at Greenwood Cemetery are graves marked with twisted, rusted and bullet-riddled license plates.Though volunteers mend gravestones...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

To bury a child

GRAND JUNCTION – Three years ago, Stacy and Chris Hite never imagined they were about to bury their grandson.Now they find healing in helping others who are thrust into the same situation.The Hites...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Can’t leave home? This library delivers

FRISCO – Although Matthew Bogue wasn’t much of a reader when he was younger, he really started to enjoy it as an adult. But when he started experiencing blind spots in his vision – an early sign of...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Greeley serviceman renounces gang life to reclaim his own

GREELEY – The tats are still there. Under his sleeves. Under the dress uniform that has the eagle on the arm and the ribbons and the medal.Stevie Limas once was on the road that likely would have...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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