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Email letters, March 7, 2014

By Staff

US must enforce immigration laws already on books I’m missing something with immigration reform. Everyone says that we need immigration reform for the millions of immigrants that are in this country illegally as they’re just ...

Bones aren’t enough to say how Denver woman died

By The AP

DENVER — Investigators say the recently discovered remains of a Denver woman who disappeared nearly three years ago do not provide enough evidence to determine how she died. Authorities said Friday that DNA from two bones matched that ...


‘Adversity advantage’ Paralyzed woman Boxtel knows attitude is everything

By Dennis Webb

Amanda Boxtel recently participated in a yoga workshop. That might not be so remarkable, except that the Basalt resident’s legs are paralyzed. And her yoga outing experiences serve almost as an allegory for her life since losing her ...


Smile! Ficklin & Jolley’s ‘Extracted’ a Steampunk operation

By Erin McIntyre

It all still seems fake for Tyler Jolley and Sherry Ficklin. And that’s saying something for two people who spend a good portion of their time in make-believe worlds, creating characters and plots in their spare moments. The writing ...


Making the grade: D51’s longest-serving principal calls Scenic home

By Emily Shockley

The thought of going to the principal’s office would scare most children. Seeing the principal at your door could spark another level of fear. But for Scenic Elementary students and their families, it’s a welcome — and ...


Brown’s buddy system: Challenger founder loves making new impact every season

By Patti Arnold

Grown men, tough-guy coaches, are reduced to tears. High school and college athletes let down their guard and realize just how lucky they are. Special-needs children laugh and smile and have buddies for life. All because of a little karma ...


Carlson sets stage in local theater scene

By Melinda Mawdsley

After seven years of dating, Lyzz Willms thought she knew Bryan Carlson pretty well, so even she was confused when her boyfriend crawled out of a giant plant while the cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” took its final bow. It was ...


Keeping score: Dave Lister leaves a mark on scoring table

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dave Lister did not have to think twice about scoring basketball games. He always loved the sports arena and was excited about the opportunity, never mind getting paid. More than 15 years later, Lister is still the official scorer at ...


The Conductor: After working on the railroad, Phil McCowen engineers future with Mesa baseball progr

By Allen Gemaehlich

Phil McCowen comes to Colorado Mesa University baseball practice each day simply because that’s where he wants to be each day. He has been a part of the CMU baseball coaching staff since long before any of the other coaches, but ...


King of the Hill? Mike Hill wonders what could have been in 1980 Olympics

By Dale Shrull

As he watched the Winter Olympics on TV last month, Mike Hill remembered another time when Russia was in the Olympic spotlight. It’s not a good memory. Thirty-four years ago, the summer of 1980 was supposed to be Hill’s year. ...

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