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John Jones: If it ain’t Volkswagen, forget about it

By Allen Gemaehlich

John Jones loves his 1957 Volkswagen Bus so much he would rather drive it than his wife’s comfortable Suburban. Ever since he owned his first one, he’s had a fascination with Volkswagens. That fascination has turned into an ...


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Glen Dean: Longtime GJ dentist feels for those who struggle to get insurance

By Rachel Sauer

Jacob was not happy. His breath came in the “hup-hup-hup” that follows a big cry and his face was crumpled with misery. “Hey, Jacob,” Dr. Glen Dean said, smiling. Scowl. “You did a really great job ...


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Kristi Porter: She took a chance in business, and now serves as bank president

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Back in 1980, in her last year at Grand Junction High School, Kristi Porter took a business-related class. Even though Porter graduated that year, she never quite left the class behind. The class landed her in a training position at what was ...


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The Thompson family: Pottery business is another way the family spends time together creating art

By Tim Harty

One minute, it’s a 60-year-old man seeking advice. Charles Carson had just finished painting black, zebra stripes on a white vase when he asked Lynn Thompson, “How dark will the stripes turn out?” Lynn’s son, Chris, ...


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Seth Anderson: The art of survival

By Amy Hamilton

“Is that a Ben Potter?” Seth Anderson quizzes the coffee shop owner, leaning in to the landscape photograph. The feverishly colored hoodoo rock formations pop out against a cerulean-blue sky, framed by wispy clouds — a scene ...


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

By Allen Gemaehlich

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

By Emily Shockley

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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