Ashley Hattle

About Ashley Hattle

Ashley Hattle is a senior at Metropolitan State University (MSU). In high school, Hattle worked for the school newspaper, The Blazer, as the Executive Photo Editor and Lifestyles Editor. After high school she pursued a career in photography and attended the Art Institute of Colorado. After the Art Institute she quickly began working for a photography company in Denver. Through working as a photographer in Denver she re-found her love of journalism and has been a magazine journalism major at MSU since 2010. Hattle hopes to work as a journalist and photographer after graduation in May 2014.

Ashley Hattle's Stories

Acupuncture, A Safer Choice

March 18, 2014

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DENVER — A quick prick and the needles go in your back, your neck, your hand. It’s painless, as you lay there left with your thoughts and the ambient sounds of nature echoing through the room. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help heal ailments anywhere from acne to glaucoma to recovering stroke victims. […]

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The Men Behind the Engine

December 15, 2013

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Most of the calls Wheat Ridge firefighters respond to are far from fire related. Many calls are surprising situations ranging from car accidents, to strange smells — to kittens stuck in trees… “When I first came on,” says Firefighter Stuart Webb, “it was cold and windy. This cat got stuck in […]

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Thousands Line Up for the First Pour of Beerfest

October 31, 2013

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  DENVER–Barley and hops were on everyone’s mind as they waited for hours outside the Convention Center for the 17th Annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF.)  A line a half-mile long extended around the building as thousands of people came to partake. To most GABF is not just a festival it’s a ritual.  People come […]

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The Call to Boxing

October 24, 2013

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DENVER — Brad “B Loko” Jackson has always been a fighter.  The boxing ring called to him at an early age, and that passion has only grown over the last 30 years. Jackson, 38, has done it all from amateur boxing to professional boxing to working with one of the world’s best fighters.  He has […]

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A Car Share Program You Can Leave at the Curb

October 11, 2013

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DENVER — Downtown living can make owning a car a bigger hassle than it’s worth, but the groceries have to make it from the shelves to the cupboards somehow.  For those days when having a car is necessary there is Car 2 Go, a car share program that can be left anywhere in the downtown […]

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“Heroic” Actions by D.C. Police Lead to Unfortunate Consequence

October 10, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sirens echoed through downtown Washington on Thursday Oct. 3, as police and Secret Service vehicles raced towards the White House. The end result of a high-speed police chase through the nation’s capital left two officers injured, and a female suspect dead. Thirty-four-year-old Connecticut woman Miriam Carey attempted to ram through a White […]

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Self-Defense May Lead to “Other’s Defense”

September 14, 2013

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — Self-defense training brings with it a rise in confidence and reassurance that any situation can be handled. This confidence can often lead to helping others as well. Most of Auraria campus crime is theft and misdemeanors but the occasional assault crimes do happen, like the multiple incidents of male flashers.  For […]

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Tesuque Glassworks Mesmerizes Visitors

May 8, 2013

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SANTA FE–Dave Schanfeld pulls and molds the molten glass into the form of a flower with metal prongs, quickly crafting a Calla Lily in mere minutes.  This is the daily scene at Tesuque Glassworks North of Santa Fe, NM.  Established in 1975 by Charlie Miner, Schanfeld is just one of eight glass blowers who contributes to the […]

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Rockies Fans Span Two Decades

April 20, 2013

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DENVER–Rockies fans of all ages piled into Coors Field on Friday April 5, 2013, to celebrate opening day of the Colorado Rockies 20th season. Purple shirts, ball caps and even purple Mohawks were seen amongst the crowd on Blake Street as thousands of fans awaited the opening game against the San Diego Padres. The Hazel […]

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A Chemist in the Lab and the Kitchen

April 9, 2013

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BOULDER, Colo. — Dr. Jessica Thrall is not your average test tube biochemist. Like most scientists, Thrall not only values the unknown possibilities of science, she also brings science out of the lab and into the kitchen. Thrall has taken culinary classes here and there, but it’s the possibility of a thousand different tastes and dishes […]

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