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Father gets punched at Canadian kids’ hockey game

Allen Best
Vail, CO Colorado

CANMORE, Alberta ” It is well known that hockey is a very physical, occasionally violent sport. But at a recent match of two youth teams, boys ages 11 and 12, the fisticuffs was in the stands.

There, one father punched another father. Canmore minor hockey officials tell the Rocky Mountain Outlook that the off-ice punch was a first.

BOULDER, Colorado ” The debate continues about how to best defy the mountainous geography between Denver and Colorado’s mountain resorts. This winter has brought a spate of new ideas ” including some old ideas filched from the discard bin.

One of those ideas is to build a new highway directly west from Boulder across 11,775-foot Devil’s Thumb Pass and down to Tabernash, located between Winter Park and Granby.

“I would be glad to pay for a small toll for an alternative to waiting on I-70,” writes Glenn Glass in a letter published in a Denver newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News.

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This and other ideas for traversing Colorado’s Front Range have been around since at least the middle of the 20th century. Instead, highway engineers bored the range with the Eisenhower and Johnson tunnels ” which is probably why Summit County now is a virtual city. Meanwhile, Middle Park ” where Granby and Winter Park ” is sometimes called “Colorado as it used to be.”

TELLURIDE, Colorado ” Fifteen years ago, a Telluride resident named Robert Presley, a costume designer, had difficulty paying for the medications to control the HIV he had contracted. In response, a fashion show was organized, with proceeds going to the Western Colorado AIDS project, which provides services to HIV-positive people.

The fashion show has continued, and from all published evidence, the in-the-flesh thing must be a wonderful thing to view: lots of hard bodies, plenty of them scantily clad, all displayed with a certain attitude.

As one who has observed this in the flesh, The Telluride Watch publisher Seth Cagin finds the show marked by a certain defiance that would seem counterintuitive in much of the nation.

“How pointedly ironic that an AIDS benefit has a strong current over overt sexuality! Some of the fittest and most physically attractive and uninhibited of our friends and neighbors jump in front of raucous crowd and show it all off,” he writes.

“Here in Telluride, we don’t respond to a sexually transmitted plague by becoming chaste and fearful. Just the opposite: we respond with creativity, generosity and irrepressible sexuality and spirit.”

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