River rafters ride mammoth melt on Yampa

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — It was just luck that we launched our rafts on the Yampa River the day before one of the highest recorded river flows in its history. It was just luck that we slammed...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

In a heartbeat

The summer night is quiet at Southwest Memorial Hospital’s emergency room when the pagers tone — airing a report of a middle-aged man who lost consciousness. Emergency medical service Coordinator...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Man on the Street

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Faith in music

It is said that sometimes bad things happen to good people.Tragedy is the harshest challenge in a person’s life.Former Cahone resident Joyce Shaffer can relate. Shaffer has taken the torment of two...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Pleasant vintners

Driving up to Allan and Elizabeth Bleak’s home is like walking through the entrance of Mary’s Secret Garden. From the grape vines delicately winding their way up the gate at the driveway to the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Man on the Street question

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Family of Barbara Brown thankful to bring her home

It has been a very difficult time for Mother, age 87. We have finally brought her home. She was diligently and professionally cared for at Southwest Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Center....

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Grandfather’s spirit

After a night of rain in the San Juan Mountains, water drips from the roof of a rustic log cabin nestled in a picturesque aspen grove.Inside the historic cabin, builder Steve Wilderson sips coffee...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Stringing together coaching success

Dan Wood has been involved in sports for most of his life. Like many, his playing experience eventually led him into coaching.Growing up in Bellflower, Calif., Wood, 66, was a standout prep...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Rico experiences explosive events after a great 4th of July

Life is pretty much back to normal around Rico after a great fun-filled 4th of July celebration, and after our town had to shut down Highway 145 the afternoon of Friday, July 8th. I mentioned last...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

A career that’s on solid footing Doctor starts practice in Cortez

Before going to visit Kayse Lake, many people wash their feet.A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Lake has a firm understanding of feet and ankles. He said the foot odor doesn’t bother him too much,...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

On the lookout for fire Veteran firewatcher still on the job

DOLORES – Eight thousand fire lookouts once towered across America, at least a dozen in the San Juan National Forest. Now only one is staffed in the forest during the five-month fire season from...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living