Alexis DeLaCruz


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Alexis M. DeLaCruz covers cops/courts, South Routt and obituaries for the Pilot & Today. She has worked for the newspaper since May 2005.

Alexis has a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in Spanish language and literature from the University of Colorado. She worked as an intern at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., and at the Colorado Daily in Boulder.

Alexis is from Northglenn. She is an avid reader and will read pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She hates television but loves Netflix. She mountain bikes, lake kayaks and is eagerly awaiting her second Steamboat winter so she can perfect her snowboarding technique. She likes to drive and travel around the world. She also likes to randomly organize things that probably don't need it. Obviously, she likes to talk and socialize. She likes to make vegetable soup and Mexican food using her grandmother's recipes.

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Longing for the past

Oak Creek home decor business brings back simpler times

Bonnie Manke's inspiration for her new Oak Creek business, Nostalgia, was just that - a longing for the past.

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Search and Rescue seeks assistant to handle workload

Routt County Search and Rescue Treasurer Kristia Check-Hill has a Friday tradition.

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Steamboat rallies for Halloween 'Femur Fundraiser'

Craig and Andy Kennedy are Halloween heroes. The energetic Steamboat Springs couple boasts "closets full" of Halloween costumes and vouch that they have never repeated a costume twice.

Police urge safe driving during Halloween

Local law enforcement officers are encouraging people who celebrate Halloween this weekend to drive safely and be aware of children on the streets.

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Steamboat psychic uses intuition to heal, answer questions

Bee Herz said her first experiences as a psychic medium began when she was a child. At the time, having visions and receiving messages from higher beings was overwhelming and frightening - so much so that Herz would "block" and refuse the information flowing to her.

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Firefighting fitness

Hayden man preparing for world competition in Las Vegas

A group of wide-eyed Hayden Valley Elementary School students were treated to more than just a "Stop, Drop and Roll" lesson Wednesday.

Demo case dismissal requested

A Steamboat Springs attorney is asking the District Attorney's Office to dismiss charges against a 21-year-old man accused of destroying a Steamboat house during an alleged demolition party in April, claiming that the man is the victim in the case.

Oak Creek historian recalls comical, tragic stories during centennial tour

Oak Creek resident Rosie Hudack died in 1943 after living a full life and spending a lot of time at the Oak Creek Cemetery mourning a deceased boyfriend.

Ski area projects remain on track

Headwall regrade still on schedule

With opening day only 32 days away, construction crews working at the base of Steamboat Ski Area are working in high gear to complete a massive re-grading project.

North Routt fire tax would pay chief, increase volunteer benefits

Dave Moss likes to think of the North Routt Fire Protection District as a three-legged stool with a loose leg.

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Stagecoach resident Joplyn Brittain, 9, tugs on her cowboy boots in preparation for a horsemanship clinic Friday. Brittain is one of 21 South Routt youth participating in the South Routt Bible Church's annual Horsemanship Bible Camp.

Karissa Harves, 8, completes a cartwheel during a team cheer Friday while Dakota Bruner, front, and Joplyn Brittain watch. The girls choreographed a Christian cheer as part of the South Routt Bible Church Horsemanship BIble Camp.

Missouri resident Vickie Bohannon, right, laughs with her sister LeeAnn Yeargain after flying in a hot air balloon Saturday. Bohannon is dying of pancreatic cancer and had one last dream of seeing the Colorado Rockies before passing away.

Yampa artist NIta Herold Naugle has dabbled in all media, although she prefers oil. Naugle's art is a "huge part" of her life, and she said she is glad to be a member of the South Routt art community.

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