Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wrestler Roman Ortiz

Rocky Mountain High School wrestler Roman Ortiz, ranked number one in Colorado at the 152-pound weight class, poses for a portrait with his mother Maria at their home in Fort Collins Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Roman's father has not been in his life since he was 8 and Maria has supported her son despite the family coming from a background of little means.

Ortiz of Rocky Mountain prays before his match against Diego Calderon during a meet at Poudre High School in Fort Collins Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Ortiz wrestles Calderon in the 152-pound match during a meet at Poudre High School. Ortiz won the match.

Ortiz wears his first-place medal from the Arvada West Invite.

Ortiz instructs kids at Mama's Boys Wrestling Club at Boltz Middle School in Fort Collins Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow Day

After a day of mostly running around photographing car accidents, I ended my shift with some sledding features. In the first photo, Alexis Stevens takes her dog Kenny for a ride down the hill. He stayed on the whole time.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lobos over Rams

The Colorado State University Rams fell to the University of New Mexico Lobos tonight by two points. A near steal that turned into a basket by Hugh Greenwood and questionable timing on a shot-clock reset in the final minute allowed New Mexico's men's basketball team's 68-66 victory over CSU. CSU's Head Coach Larry Eustachy was livid with official Tom O'Neill at the end of the game.

Horsetooth Polar Plunge

About 100 people participated in the Polar Plunge at Horsetooth Reservoir in Stout this morning. There was ice in the water, but outside it was a balmy 60 degrees. Not quite the same effect as frigid winter temperatures...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Orange goo

Employees at Burt's Logo & Apparel in Fort Collins were hard at work churning out Broncos conference champions t-shirts today. The company was contracted by the National Football League to print hundreds of white shirts with official NFL hologram logo stickers. So you know they're official and stuff.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Broncos fans and hockey and a blog roundup

Broncos fans celebrate the defeat of the New England Patriots at Ryan's Sports Bar and Grill in Fort Collins Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The Broncos will face either the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl XLVIII on February 2.

The Junior Eagles play the Dallas Snipers during a game at the Edora Pool and Ice Center in Fort Collins Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The Eagles beat the Snipers 5-1.

Andy Manshel hosts the "Geeks Who Drink" pub quiz at the Astoria bar in Fort Collins Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The Astoria hosts trivia every Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Betty Anne Medina, left, and student Eisen Tamkum, 17, dance together during the Inter-generational Prom at Poudre High School in Fort Collins Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The theme of the 14th annual event was“Celebrate the Roarin’ ’20s."

Shots from the finals of the Torgerson Invitational wrestling tournament at Fort Collins High School Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Fort Collins high school senior Hannah Mechtenberg poses for a portrait at the Edora Pool Ice Center Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Mechtenberg underwent surgery for scoliosis and suffered muscle spams her junior year and was not able to compete with the Fort Collins swim team, though she stayed on as a manager. This year, she is back in the competition.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Week Two in FoCo

A police officer pulls flairs out of the back of his cruiser at the scene of a car accident involving two pick-up trucks at the intersection of Giddings Road and Richards Lake Road in Fort Collins Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Three people were injured, two critically. Tyler Merrill, who was driving a white Chevrolet pick-up, was ticketed for disregarding a stop sign and failure to provide proof of insurance, according to Fort Collins Police Services.

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Ephraim Snyder, 4, right, plays at the skatepark with his brother Ezaias, 3, left, at Eastman Park in Windsor Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Temperatures were in the high 50s on Friday before the blizzard over the weekend.

Owner Jason Havelone poses for a portrait with his distiller at Coppermuse Distillery on north College Avenue in Fort Collins Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Havelone is waiting for his federal distilling permit and can then open the distillery and bar.

A deer near Horsetooth Reservoir outside of Fort Collins Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

I'm still searching for a place to live in Fort Collins, but in the meantime I'm keeping busy with features and late-night spot news.