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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. _ They coo soothing words through gritted teeth, over the coughing and the writhing and the desperate cries of “Ow!” and “Please stop!” from their 4-year-old son on the hospital bed. Joseph and Amanda Salmoiraghi know they’re doing what must be done. This has been their life for the past 1 ½ years. By Stephanie Earls, The Gazette.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. _ Lisa Warburton realized she was outnumbered. The cat population in her neighborhood had skyrocketed. There were so many kitties coming and going behind her home that they had worn a distinguishable path in the dirt, a sort of cat superhighway. By Erin McIntyre, The Daily Sentinel.
YEAR OF THE YARDS
DENVER _ The year was 1906, and there was no rodeo in sight. In the inaugural year of the National Western Stock Show, any display of roping and riding skill was still 25 years away. There was no food court hocking giant turkey legs, either. Back then all the action happened in the stockyards, where ranchers and buyers sized up beef cattle, bid on train car loads of the prized animals and struck deals. The first permanent structure built for the show, the now-historic Stadium Arena, didn’t open until 1909. By Joe Rubino, The Denver Post.
ASPEN, Colo. _ Not long after Keegan Swirbul wrapped up what was arguably the best performance of his professional career, taking seventh in the general classification at the 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in August, he had a bombshell dropped on him. His team of the past two seasons, Jelly Belly-Maxxis, wasn’t going to exist in 2019. And a cyclist without a team is more or less a cyclist without a job. By Austin Colbert, The Aspen Times.