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Gerald Heagney’s Risk Worth Taking

By Hayley Woodward After 26 years of developing and programming computer software, 64-year-old Gerald Heagney from Arvada, Colo., discovered something new. Although satisfied with his profession, he wanted to try a hobby he never dreamed would be his much more exciting second job. It became his livelihood during retirement to live out his last days […]

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Andrew Mrkvicka’s Extraordinary Comeback

By: Hayley Woodward Andrew Mrkvicka didn’t think he would still be here today after the news he was given five years ago. Mrkvicka is a 44-year-old licensed clinical social worker for Adams County human services from Westminster, Colo., who survived testicular cancer after being diagnosed in 2009. After feeling pain in his shoulder one day, […]

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The Stigma of Silence – Veronica Love Speaks Out

By Dziedzorm Sanaki   Veronica Love is a Denver-based therapeutic case manager who breaks the mold. Love is a therapeutic case manager at the Aurora Mental Health Center, in Aurora Colorado. She serves as a mental health consultant for various Aurora-based childcare centers and preschools in assisting them to provide children with better care and […]

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Nancy Wheeley: The Lady at the Market

By Maureen Bayne   Among the senses, smell is the most articulate. It arranges memories, triggers hunger and breeds emotions. On a typical Saturday morning at the farmers market in Boulder, the ancient smell of fresh sage lingers in the air like a playful pinch. Finding the source of the smell is easy—just follow your […]

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Robert Frankel’s Fight For Life

Robert Frankel’s Fight For Life

  By Hayley Woodward Robert Frankel has fought for his life through the power of boxing. He struggled through many forms of abuse at a young age and parented his first child at the age of 16. Then, he got involved in drugs and gangs until he made his debut as a boxer in 2002. […]

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Colorado entreprenuer chooses craft over college

Turning his passion into a career and a flourishing business wasn’t always the plan for Tony Spinuzzi. Neither was going to college. After struggling to pass classes in high school, Spinuzzi decided that going to college was not for him, a decision that his parents fully supported. An enthusiasm for music and creativity led Spinuzzi […]

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A Conversation with Ockavia Keve Brockington

By Cherise Scrivner He’s hit numerous home runs and has caught hundreds of fly balls. He’s even made money while doing so. But now Ockavia “Keve” Brockington, finds himself immersed back in school in honor and tribute to his loving and inspiring father. At a young age, Brockington says he was “forced into baseball,” something […]

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In Tune – A conversation with permaculturist Barb Mueser

  By Judy Bandstra Our future depends on learning to listen to the harmony of nature and live in tune with the earth, according to local activist Barb Mueser. Her lifelong love affair with plants has inspired her to devote her life to creating a kinship between man and nature. Today Mueser is active in […]

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A New Wave of Hip-Hop: Eric Matthews “That KiD”

  By Zach White Today there are a bunch of big names in the hip-hop scene and it seems like just about everybody knows one of them whether you listen to them or not. With so many of these big names in the scene, it doesn’t leave too much room for many newcomers to pave […]

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A Passion Grown into a Business – David Jordan

Interview by Shawn Martin David Jordan began as your typical sneakerhead; camping out for store openings to get the latest Nike, Jordan and other shoe releases. Today he’s has taken his passion for shoes and turned it into an emerging business. Jordan is a co-founder of OneCentKicks, an idea he and business partner Greg  came […]

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