Stephenie Riegel hugs her goat Blue Spruce while her mother Raejean Riegel prepares to groom him during the opening day of the Colorado State Fair at the State Fairgrounds on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Pueblo, Colorado.
It was somewhat fitting that one of my final assignments of my internship at The Denver Post would be the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado. It was one of my first assignments at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, nearly a year earlier. Ken Lyons my editor at The Post, sent me to the Fair looking for an A1 centerpiece photo. No Pressure, he said. Knowing that I had to come back with something well before the deadline and it had to be good, I was slightly stressed since weather was a bit funky, and It was the opening day of the fair, and nothing would really get into gear by the time i needed a photo. Here’s what I came away with Continue reading ›
Andrew Goodspeed, 14, pushes Denver Bronco David Bruton (30) as he recieves a hand off from volunteer Jamie McWhirt.
Yesterday, the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Denver Bronco’s Ability Clinic at Sports Authority Field at Mile High saw more than 200 children and adults with disabilities. The participants had opportunities to learn skill development and interact with players from The Broncos. Continue reading ›
Wes Welker remains driven to perform at peak level — and raise where that peak is. He is faster at age 33 than he was in college at Texas Tech, and much trimmer.
Thirty-Three isn’t what some would consider young…in the world of professional football. But for Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, age is a motivational tool. Leading up the the Denver Bronco’s training camp, reporter Troy Renck and I went down to Half Hour Power to spend some time with Welker to interview and photograph him going through his workout. Continue reading ›
Volunteers have been keeping watch of the eagles nest since before the projected July 4 flight date. Now, 17 days later, volunteer Richard Young keeps his eyes peeled for signs of the young eaglet that just took flight.
COMMERCE CITY — A few weeks ago, I regaled my reader(s) with a story of a young eaglet, poised to take flight on the 4th of July, the birthday of America. BUT, it was a no go. Bernice, as fellow Denver Post intern Rex Santus, has so affectionately named her, just wasn’t up to the task of fledging. She however, thought it’d be appropriate to do it today, without me there to capture her glorious moment. Now she’s gotten camera shy and has taken to hiding. Such is my luck. More photos after the jump. Continue reading ›
Family and friends of the 12 people who lost their lives in the Aurora Theater shooting of 2012 gathered to honor the deceased at the newly dedicated Hope Park.
Family and friends of the 12 people who lost their lives in the Aurora Theater shooting of 2012, and members of The Potter’s House ministries held a dedication ceremony on Sunday with newly planted trees at Hope Park in Aurora, Colorado on, July 20, 2014. Each tree planted bore a yellow ribbon with the name of a person who lost their life in the tragedy. Continue reading ›
Lorenzo Chavez, 15, pushes his ice cream cart in front of a mural at Mestizo-Curtis Pool in Five Points on Monday, July 07, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Summer is in full swing here at the Mile High City. I spent most of my day out feature hunting in the city. looking for weather art as temperatures were climbing into the high 90s, creeping towards the 100s. Continue reading ›
Elizabeth Lopez, of Denver, places lit candles at the base of a tree during a candlelight vigil for Ryan Ronquillo at the parking lot of the Romero Funeral Home on Sunday, July 06, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Photographing people suffering through tragedy is always tough. I wrote about it briefly last year when I photographed a vigil in Calhan, Colorado for two high schoolers who lost their lives in unrelated vehicular accidents on the same stretch of road, separated only by hours. Now…few days ago, Ryan Ronquillo was killed after being shot by Denver Police Officers after he rammed his car into police cruisers that were blocking him in, as DPD officers were trying to apprehend him. His family and members of the community came together to remember him, and to share their collective anger and sorrow, asking why DPD had to kill him. Continue reading ›
In Denver, we celebrate the 4th of July on the 3rd…
At least that’s when a good majority of the fireworks shows happen. After a day long ordeal of waiting for an eaglet to take flight, I returned to the Post to photograph the Fireworks show over Civic Center Park.
This post’ll be short and sweet. I’m about to head out to watch the Colorado Rapids and a firewworks show with the other interns. Happy Fourth of July everyone! Continue reading ›
Volunteers Karen Metz and Josette Mastra look through binoculars surveying a female eaglet along E120th Avenue near, E-470 where an eagles nest is located on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado. Volunteers rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it's nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)
Cars zipped past, traveling at speeds more than double what her parents could fly at, the young eaglet peered over the nest’s edge. She turned around, and pooped. The process repeated itself multiple times over the course of the nine hours I was parked on the shoulder of 120th Avenue near the E-470 tollway. Continue reading ›