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Dale Leonhart: A permanent fixture when it comes to coaching swimming

By Patrick Bahr

Dale Leonhart has coached swimming for 51 years. “He has almost a folklore aura about him,” said 18-year-old swimmer Cyrus Pearo. “The man has so much experience that there is no question he knows what he’s ...

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Bill Chenoweth: A lifelong geologist, he’s spent his career making miners safe

By Dennis Webb

The men who haunted the ruddy canyons of the Southwest in search of uranium probably were more likely to depend on their Geiger counters more than they did Bill Chenoweth, but only by a little bit. Now, half a century or more later, ...

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Eric Kuhn: Former sub officer navigates turbulence of water politics

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Seek to sum up the personality of Eric Kuhn and the nautical phrase “steady as she goes” comes to mind. Or maybe “even keel.” Either seems appropriate for someone who was in fact a Naval ...

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Bennett Price: Colorado’s wine industry was planted in 1974

By Dave Buchanan

In 1974 Richard Nixon was about to become the first U.S. president to resign, gasoline cost 42 cents a gallon and Gloria Gaynor topped the disco charts with her hit “I Will Survive.” That summer, too, Bennett Price, along with his ...

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George and Kathy Glasier: Welcome to the Silver Hawk Ranch

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George and Kathy Glasier call their spread in western Montrose County the Silver Hawk Ranch for the way the sun reflected off the feathers of the raptors as they passed over the pasture one bright, clear, high-country day. It was two decades ...


Paolo Bacigalupi has made a name for himself as a science-fiction writer

By Melissa Humphrey

The tight-knit community of Paonia is home to a science fiction writer whose work recently caught the eye of a Time magazine reviewer. “The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi was named one of the Ten Best Novels of 2009 by Time, and ...


Doug Lichty is known as the Duke of Main Street

By Laurena Mayne Davis

Everywhere Doug Lichty goes downtown, he’s treated like royalty. It’s fitting, considering he has a T-shirt proclaiming him “The Duke of Main Street.” Since retiring to Ratekin Tower, Lichty has made the shops and ...


With four kids and two jobs, Tanette Mucino still finds a way to be artistic, journalistic

By Robert McLean

Tanette Mucino can pour you a pretty good cocktail. And she can sell you a house. The longtime Grand Valley resident has made her mark on many facets of the local community, but what’s most impressive is the way she spreads her ...


Suzanne Cucchetti has used German to build a career spanning two continents

By Gretel Daugherty

For Suzanne Cucchetti, teaching German wasn’t a decision. It was a calling. While in school, Cucchetti was thumbing through a book of possible college majors, trying to figure out what to do with her life.  She finally asked God ...


Possibilities seem endless for teen Axel Urie

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It was in the hour before dawn, as the snow piled up and the wind howled and the icicles formed at the end of his gloved fingertips, that Axel Urie felt the most hopeless. A family snowmobile outing on Grand Mesa had gone awry, and Urie, then ...


Award-winning collage artist Gayle Gerson expresses herself through mixed media

By Sherida Warner

Grand Junction artist Gayle Gerson would never “cut off my ear” like the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, but she does share some of his personality traits. She has studied all the old masters and finds she has the most in common ...


Brigitte Sundermann works hard and dreams big

By Bob Silbernagel

Dreams are an important part of Brigitte Sundermann’s life — dreams and hard work. In January, Sundermann became vice president of community college affairs at Western Colorado Community College, a branch of Mesa State College. ...


Head of Mesa State music program Calvin Hofer loves to combine his passions

By Carrie Marfitano

On June 19, Calvin Hofer, head of Mesa State College’s music department, will hop on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and ride south to Albuquerque, N.M., where he will referee a soccer tournament. The trip will combine three of ...


Hospice volunteer coordinator Sue Settje finds people with talent

By Amy Hamilton

Strings of colorful baubles, sophisticated purses and vases in voluptuous shapes grace one shelf at the Miller Homestead’s Cups Coffee House. The items are impossible for most women to miss and, sure enough, on a recent morning one ...


Steve Soychak is on the front line when it comes to preserving energy

By Dennis Webb

When Steve Soychak started his job 11 years ago, things were far different from today. “At the time, we had only 20 employees in this building right there,” he said, pointing to a structure just outside the window of his office at ...

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