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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

'You guys saved my life'

CU Anschutz students volunteer at the Stock Show

Around the corner from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus health screening booth in the cavernous Hall of Education, a trapper sells skunk pelts, beaver skulls and alligator jaws.

Closer in, plus-sized Chevy trucks loom above the crowd, and volunteers for a wildlife rescue group hoist live owls, hawks and other raptors on leather padded arms for the crowd to see.

 In the midst of the sensory overload of the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, a fenced-off corral of students and faculty in white coats welcomes visitors who reflect the diversity of the neighborhood.

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