Downtown loses some of its shine

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Sammy Hudson waits for his next customer at his shoeshine station at Alpine Bank in a photo from March 2014. Hudson, who spent decades making people look and feel just a little bit better, died Friday morning at the job he loved.


‘People person’ Sammy Hudson dies at work, where he felt at home

This chair held the most important people.
It didn’t matter if they were famous actors or janitors, bank presidents or bank robbers, anyone who sat in this chair felt valued by the man who owned it and treated them each with care and respect.
This chair held Sammy Hudson’s customers.

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Western Coloradans tasked with speaking their minds to the federal Bureau of Land Management about the issues the agency faces have generally gotten the silent treatment from the government about why their work has been put on hold.




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