(Top) Bo Blodgett of Denver enjoys the solitude of fly fishing on the Blue River just outside of Silverthorne, CO on September 22, 2104. (Bottom right and left) Fall colors are reaching their peak in the high country near Rabbit Ears Pass on Highway 14 in Jackson County near Coalmont, CO. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)
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A workman walks through the almost completed I-70 westbound tunnel bore in Idaho Springs, CO Sept. 16, 2014. Now that blasting work has been completed to widen out the bore, crews will be moving in the massive tunnel form liner structures to start placing concrete for the new tunnel lining. These tunnel form liner structures called rebar gantries stand about three stories tall. Once in place, concrete will be poured which should keep the tunnel sturdy for 75-100 years. Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post.
Chauncey Billups, Dec. 7, 1993 when he was a student at George Washington High School in Denver. Photo by Karl Gehring.
Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the NBA after 17 seasons. Billups, “King of Park Hill,” was an All-American at George Washington High School in Denver and a college All-American at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics as the third overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. Billups went on to win an NBA championship and MVP award in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, between two stints with the Denver Nuggets.
Brian Marquedt, left, and Scott Johnson, right, assist Dan Hull in leaving his flooded home on Hygiene Road in Hygiene, Colo. on Sept. 14, 2013. “I never would have gone alone,” said Hull, whose two cats were rescued earlier. “I chose the people I wanted to go with me. When you get in a life-threatening situation, you want to be holding onto someone you trust, someone who is going to save your life.”
One year later, Dan and Barbara Hull pose for a portrait outside their home in Hygiene, CO, August 28, 2014. Dan said of the picture made of him during the flooding a year ago, “It certainly depicts the day and scene and the feeling, but it’s not my best picture. I had kept myself composed until then. When I was in the house and saw what I was dealing with I was in a lot more shock. So many people said, ‘you look so scared.’ I wasn’t the least bit scared, I was in shock and devastated.”
The home needed to be completely gutted and renovated, Dan said, “it’s a new house, a total renaissance. The ceilings are the only things that stayed.”
The Hulls did not have flood insurance, “we weren’t on a flood plain so I didn’t have to have it. That’s a big problem in this country. In their eyes a flood is different than an earthquake or a fire. In my eyes they’re all act of God,” Dan said.
He said, “FEMA was wonderful to me. They came out within a week and three days later they deposited a hefty chunk of money in my account.” About half of what he would need to renovate the home.
The couple are grateful for all the help the received from River Community Church and other organizations. They hoped to move into the home by the anniversary of the flood, “but I think we’ll miss it by a couple weeks,” Dan said.
He said, “we’re blessed we’ve still got this. There’s a lot of people that had it a lot worse than we did.” (Photos By Craig F. Walker / The Denver Post)
Robin Williams, aka “Mork,” made Broncos history as first male cheerleader
That was Robin Williams, on Nov. 11, 1979, as “Mork,” an alien who lived in Boulder on the television show “Mork & Mindy.”
Robin Williams as Mork made Denver Broncos history as the first male cheerleader. Coloradans share their lose of the world-class comedian and actor.
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Tom Brown “Juan” from Littleton, Colorado races oncoming storm clouds along the Colorado Trail on Cottonwood Pass. (Photo Dean Krakel/The Denver Post)
Denver Post photo editor Dean Krakel spent three weeks walking a portion of the Colorado Trail. The trail runs for nearly 500 miles from Denver, Colorado through the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to Durango. “Miles come hard. It rains every day. Bugs are bad. It’s cold.”
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