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Portrait 2011

By Staff

Profiles of your friends and neighbors, as printed in three consecutive Sunday special sections in the Daily Sentinel. VOLUME THREE: UP-AND-COMERS Dillon Ragar: He may be just 15, but he’s already riding the airwaves Ben Miller: ...

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Cuba Omohundro: Ride the rails and learn about western Colorado

By Bob Silbernagel

In a few months, as summer nears, Cuba Omohundro will grab a bag with some of her belongings and catch a train headed east. If you’re lucky enough to be on the California Zephyr Amtrak train with her, you’re likely to hear some ...

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Richard Fike: Historian has dedicated his life to preserving the American west

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Two miles east of downtown Montrose is an Old West town exhibit of some of the oldest buildings from the Uncompahgre Valley. The Museum of the Mountain West, founded in 2002 by longtime archeologist Richard Fike, is a ...

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Steve Traudt: He not only loves taking pictures, he loves teaching photography

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Photographer and former pharmacist Steve Traudt has been fascinated with science ever since he discovered darkroom equipment as a 10-year-old boy. “One of my grandparents had died and my dad and his brothers were cleaning out the attic ...

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Chuck York: ‘Captain Condom’ has left his signature across the world

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Chuck York has left his mark on bathroom walls around the world. Right there between the haphazardly placed microbrew sticker and the phone number of a sure thing hangs a metal condom dispenser — and chances are pretty good that York ...

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Lena Elliott: Serving up aces

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There is no such thing as halfway effort with Lena Elliott. There isn’t a powerful ear she won’t bend, an event she won’t coordinate or a decision she won’t chime in on if she’s passionate about something. And ...

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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 ...

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