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Peter Rork, a retired pilot and orthopedic surgeon, pursued an interest in rescue animals after his wife died four years ago. “I lost my appetite for medicine,” he said, “and I had a plane at the time.” He now transports “death … more
Darin Johnson was shocked to learn he had cancer. “It was totally unexpected, and I really don’t think that it sunk in until a couple days later,” Johnson said. “It was the furthest thing from my mind.” Johnson had planned to have a … more
Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life - a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze. As she had done almost every day for two years, Wendy talked to her daughter, Madison, an exuberant 2-year-old who had died suddenly from an E. coli infection. more
Nathan Teigland doesn’t want his students learning history from a screen. When the Southeast Christian School history teacher learned a co-worker’s father-in-law was a World War II veteran, Teigland leaped at the chance to bring his students … more
Normally, skipping class is frowned upon, but on April 27, around 200 juniors and seniors from Elizabeth High School left their classrooms with the blessing of the school board to participate in The Big Help Day organized by the EHS Student … more
In a 2-1 vote, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners approved changes to fee schedules for building-permit applications, which will increase the permit fees for a single-family home by about 18 percent. The changes, due to take effect … more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades. The settlement filed April 26 in U.S. … more
For Jim Mundle, a Castle Rock entrepreneur, it's all about creating an experience. The self-proclaimed “Disney guy” moved to Colorado in 2004 from Orlando and brought his training of creating experiences he learned while working at Disney's … more
The west wall of floor-to-ceiling windows reveals a glowing purple sunset. As students spread their mats on the floor, the sun drops behind the mountains and dim ambient lighting just keeps the room from becoming completely dark. The instructor … more
For Sen. Cheri Jahn, the motivation is clear: To bring Colorado in line with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole and to allow for judicial discretion relating to circumstances … more
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