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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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On the right track: Kelley Schweissing lives life on the edge with help from his snowmobile

By Emily Shockley

Kelley Schweissing’s training to become a member of Mesa County Search and Rescue Control’s snowmobile team began 14 years ago atop
 Grand Mesa. That’s when the then-4-year-old Schweissing enjoyed his first snowmobile ...


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A passion for detail

By Emily Shockley

Fighter pilots and financial advisors have three things in common: a passion for detail, a willingness to spend hours planning, and a love for tackling challenges. Grand Junction resident Tim Sewell pinpointed these parallels after working ...


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One dedicated rider

By Amy Hamilton

Seeing a girl ride her bike around the neighborhood recently was a thrill for Amy Agapito. Why the fuss over such an ordinary, everyday occurrence? While the sight may seem commonplace, the truth is the girl may not have learned how to get ...


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Must love dogs

By Dennis Webb

When Seth Sachson slips you a business card, the grin on his face tells it all. This is no ordinary business card, but a bone-shaped dog tag imprinted with Sachson’s title: executive director of the Aspen Boarding Kennel and Aspen ...


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Couple shares passion for art, music, freedom

By Dennis Webb

After escaping Poland while it was under communist rule and then leaving Florida because of the recession, artists Kristof and Noemi Kosmowski made their way about three years ago to Glenwood Springs. It turns out that they feel right at ...


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Mr. Lacrosse

By Nick Walter

Lenny Lang calls it the “fastest game on two legs,” and from the fields at Colorado Mesa University to those at local high schools, and on all the back fields around the valley, lacrosse has taken hold. Lang essentially is the ...


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Four decades under the hood

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Stevan Bennett was working part-time at a restaurant in town and looking for something different. He met Nancy Wagner there, who told him of an opening at her father’s garage. “I had a love of cars, even as a small kid,” ...


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Tally’s make a dream come true

By Staff

When most people reach their 70s, they’re ready to wind down and retire, but Richard and Jean Tally feel like they’re just getting started. The Tallys, both 73, have spent the past five years making their dream of owning an ...


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