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It took decades and a lot of faith for Colorado Springs pianist to chase his musical gift | Lifestyle

You could call them angels, those who have saved John Redmon’s life in one way or another.

There’s his mother, Cynthia, who noticed her 3-year-old throw down his toys when a song came on the TV to pretend-play the keys along to the beat. Cynthia, a pianist herself, began to pass on the gift a couple years later. Redmon remembers sitting next to her on a church piano bench while his little fingers hit one note at a time to form the melody of “Jesus Loves Me.”

There’s the man who called 16 years ago about Redmon coming to sing at a Baptist church in Colorado Springs. Redmon left his life in Atlanta behind for the gig and has never looked back.

And there’s Louis Armstrong, whose voice Redmon relies on to make money as an impersonator.

But, personally, Redmon tends to reserve the word “angel” for a woman by

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Be like Mike (Purcell): Colorado kids have a new role model with the Broncos | Paul Klee | Premium

DENVER — For Colorado kids, there’s a new idol in town.

Mike Purcell was cut 10 times, by six NFL teams. He toiled on practice squads in New England, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City and North Carolina. He began 2019 in a league that no longer exists — the Alliance of American Football. When the AAF folded into oblivion, Purcell said, he briefly considered “a (real) job.”

“I probably would have (become a firefighter), if this didn’t work out,” Purcell said Tuesday.

It worked out — bigly. Once undrafted, unknown and unwanted, Big Mike signed a three-year extension with the Broncos, his hometown team, worth a reported $14.8 million — $8 million guaranteed. To honor the man, I drove from his old school, Highlands Ranch High, to UCHealth Training Center, where Purcell, a defensive lineman, became Colorado’s newest millionaire. The commute took 13 minutes. His wild journey took a decade

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Cowgirls Freshman Vogt Claims 9th Place in Colorado National Women’s Open

From the desk of Amy Dambro/Wyoming Athletics

LARAMIE Cowgirls freshman Meghan Vogt finished in a tie for ninth at the 2020 Colorado National Women’s Open over the weekend. The event was played at the par-72, 6,660 yard Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo. All the golfers competed as unattached.

Vogt carded a six-over, 150 over the 36 holes, which included a final round of one-over, 73. Earlier this summer, she and teammates Samantha Hui and Morgan Ryan took home the 2020 WSGA Three-Person Scramble for the Women’s/Mixed Division in Laramie. The trio recorded rounds of 56 and 59 over the two day event for a combined total of 27-under 115.

Fellow freshman Jessica Zapf finished her weekend with a two-day total ten-over, 154 to place 24th. Ryan, sophomore Michelle Nguyen and newcomer Rachel Stoinski carded a 22-over, 166 to tie for 40th.

Several individuals will play unattached at

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Hear the Call Colorado gives the gift of hearing in Longmont on Saturday

When Linda Pierce thought about the significance of getting hearing aids on Saturday, after struggling with hearing loss for roughly three years, it was almost too emotional to talk about.

“You can’t imagine,” she said choking up. “I moved into a senior building in June and haven’t heard much of what is said. It will be great to converse with my neighbors and grandkids.”

Dr. Dusty Jessen, left,, tests the hearing of Janice Paterson in the sound booth on October 3, 2020. Audiologists gathered at the Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center to give the gift of hearing. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Pierce, of Evergreen, was one of 14 people Saturday who were able to get their hearing tested and be fitted for hearing aids for no cost or a low cost, based on income. The free hearing clinic was organized by the nonprofit organization Hearing the Call Colorado at the Longmont

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Yo Colorado highlights state’s golden age with retro colors in clothing line

It’s hard not to think about the good ole days right now. And that’s part of why this week’s “In Good Company” is so fitting.

Yo Colorado has captured the essence of Colorado from its most colorful days.

Their apparel turns 70s and 80s retro cool into a fashion statement.

Their storefront in Golden is like a time warp, filled with clothing and colors from Colorado’s golden age.

“I came here when I was a kid and camped with my family,” said Yo Colorado co-founder Brad Miller. “And, I have these memories of campers with the brown, orange, yellow stripes on them.”

Miller and fellow co-founder Pe Maslowsky started Yo Colorado seven years ago as an ode to the past with a modern day appeal.

“We had this idea for a vintage looking ski beanie that would somehow represent Colorado,” said Miller. “And, we didn’t see anything like that out

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