Posted inColoradans, COVID, Outdoors

With Olympic dreams delayed, one Colorado athlete declares: “This is the time when champions are made”

SALIDA — Sophia Herzog dips her feet into the rushing Arkansas River and shudders.  “I’m an elite swimmer and this is out of my comfort zone by a long shot,” she says, laughing as she slips into the current. The 23-year-old Paralympic silver medalist didn’t just lose her goal when Paralympic and Olympic officials pushed […]

Posted inEducation, Growth

Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

SILVER CLIFF  – The vacant lot along First, Second and Third streets is lined by wooden stakes that delineate the Bobcat Subdivision, a site for affordable housing in this southern Colorado town.  Eventually, this area could be filled with more than a dozen homes with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. This […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News, Politics and Government

“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive

Doug Freeman moved back to Colorado last year and began teaching fourth grade at Edith Teter Elementary School in Fairplay, but he’s already eyeing a move out of state. Colorado is his home — he grew up in Littleton — and he doesn’t want to leave. But he might not have much of a choice. […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Pilot of plane that crashed in Colorado mountains, went undiscovered for months blamed for fatal wreck

The pilot of an unmaintained airplane that crashed high in the Colorado mountains and went undiscovered for months last year did not adequately plan out his flight or anticipate the weather conditions, which likely brought his plane down, federal air crash investigators say.  Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of […]