BC-CO--Colorado Member Exchange Digest, CO
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DENVER _ Millions of Rockies fans have passed under the archway of the “Evolution of the Ball” on their way to Coors Field’s Wynkoop Street entrance since the park opened in 1995. The 32-foot high by 42-foot wide sculpture features a giant steel baseball on railroad tracks that sit atop two columns which are adorned with 108 glazed, three-dimensional tiles depicting different types of baseballs. But now, the “Evolution of the Ball” is entering the next stage of its own evolution. By Kyle Newman, The Denver Post. Photos planned.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Brielle Kelley sat down with a microphone in one hand and a book in the other. As she prepared to read, dozens of little faces peered back at her with anticipation. As she told the story of Lenny, a skunk just starting kindergarten who was nervous about making friends, elementary schoolers laughed, gasped and giggled at his adventures. Kelley, 24, of Fort Collins, kicked off a national book tour in late March, spending a couple weeks reading to kids in schools across Poudre School District. The rest of the tour will stop in classrooms in Boulder, Texas, Virginia, Kentucky and Washington, D.C. The book has been published in 14 different countries. By Kelly Ragan, Fort Collins Coloradoan. Photos planned.