A 63-year-old Colorado Springs artist will have the honor of painting a portrait of President Obama for Colorado's Capitol. Sarah Boardman competed against 83 other painters in January to obtain the portrait commission, though a state committee took nine months to get private donations for her ten-thousand-dollar fee. Boardman started the work earlier this month and the portrait will likely be completed by April. The state Capitol features portraits of all 43 U.S. presidents and Boardman told the "Gazette" she is excited to paint the 44th.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Posted by Newsroom on 11/29/2010 04:27:00 AM
A ten-year-old boy and an off-duty Colorado State Trooper are alive and well this morning after the two survived a harrowing ordeal in an icy pond in Greeley. The State Patrol said Brenndan Daviet and trooper Dan Haley were treated for hypothermia and then released after Haley saved the boy before almost needing to be rescued himself on Saturday. Daviet was at the Greeley FunPlex with his family when he accidentally fell into a pond there. Haley crawled over the ice and pulled Daviet out before falling through the ice himself. Haley eventually broke a path through the ice and lifted himself out to safety.
Posted by Newsroom on 11/29/2010 04:24:00 AM