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A lot to Admire: Living link to Avalon’s rich history

By Duffy Hayes

At 80 years old, Diann Admire proves that game-changing isn’t exclusive to the younger set. As a board member of the Avalon Foundation — the group at the center of a renewed effort to rehabilitate the iconic Avalon Theatre on ...


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Need for Bead: Neal Beidleman enjoys life as an Aspenite, engineer and inventor

By Dennis Webb

It’s not all that unusual to meet Aspen-area residents who have climbed Mount Everest. The town’s surrounding mountains both attract climbers and serve as a training grounds for them. But there’s only one Aspenite to have ...


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At last, a home: Carei focuses on self sufficiency

By Rachel Sauer

Of basic human needs fulfilled — a big drink of water, a stomach full of food, a clean set of clothes — it could be argued that a roof overhead offers the most complex emotional fulfillment. For all the platitudes about home being ...


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Former newspaperman Fowler enjoying submarine life at Which Wich

By Amy Hamilton

One giveaway that Robert Fowler loves what he does is the erratic red marks on his hands. Those smudges can be traced back to the same red Sharpies customers use on brown paper bags to cast their sandwich orders at his shop, Which ...


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History to new heights: Peter Booth has a plan for Museum of Western Colorado

By Gary Harmon

Peter Booth’s career path of ever-expanding horizons drew him to the Museum of Western Colorado, where he says the future of the museum is taking shape. A south Texas native who worked in Salem, Ore., before taking over in January as ...


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DJ Daytona: A game changer in world of EDM

By Melinda Mawdsley

Jeremy Velasquez isn’t trying to become famous. He’s just trying to be himself. It just so happened that on the way to being himself, the young disc jockey and electronic dance music producer became, arguably, the most talented ...


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Atop the mountain: Fry making impact in biking industry

By Allen Gemaehlich

Tim Fry had enough. The avid cyclist and mountain biker had enough of fighting over litigation and wanted to pursue his passion. Fry spent a year and a half traveling, looking for different opportunities — more specifically, ...


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Bowl reversal: Ace forced to switch throwing hands, but rolls with the changes

By Charles Ashby

For most people, it’s all in the wrist, but for Grand Junction resident Cory Bennett, it took both wrists. At least, that’s when the 48-year-old is in the bowling alley. When the longtime resident started to get carpal ...


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A is for Alfaro: Spanish school founder provides forum for students hoping to bridge societal gap

By Duffy Hayes

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, the demographics of the United States are undergoing a major change. That’s true for Colorado in particular, as people with Latino heritage — speaking predominantly Spanish ...


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Fodder for 
the blotter: Kobi Parker has fun at Palisade Police Department

By Paul Shockley

“It was a cold but beautiful day in Palisade.” — Palisade police blotter, Jan. 1, 2013 “A female reported that a male friend was suicidal. The male was watching football and said that he was not ...


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Hope Carlton enjoying life as fashionista

By Amy Hamilton

Take a seat at Hope Carlton’s work station and you start to feel a bit glamorous even before the pampering begins. A cluster of white globe lights mix with the sunlight flooding in from generous windows. Sizing up a client, she pulls ...


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Rifle bird migration expert Kim Potter finds her way to dream job

By Dennis Webb

A woman who helped determine the unlikely winter destination of a certain Colorado bird also took an improbable path to her current job. Today, Kim Potter is a White River National Forest wildlife technician who has become a nationally ...


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The Milholland Way: Cedaredge coach gives respect, gets it in leading Bruins to title

By Tim Harty

The game film he watched three years ago told an ugly truth: The attitude of the Cedaredge High School football players stunk. But Brandon Milholland, after seven years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Central High School, wanted to ...


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Jackson Trappett captures local birds in perpetuity

By Dave Buchanan

Until Jackson Trappett showed up with his camera, birding in western Colorado mostly lacked the show of “show-and-tell.” A few local birders — Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright of Nucla, Dennis Garrison of Paonia and Steve ...


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No Reimer reason: Hotel-building brothers buck trend by locating downtown

By Emily Shockley

New hotels didn’t belong downtown. That’s what brothers Steve and Kevin Reimer were told when they moved to Grand Junction in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Stores and restaurants went on Main Street, they were told, and hotels went ...


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