AirLife crew members chat in front of the Bell 407 helicopter based out of Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree during a grand opening for a hangar. The enclosed building on the south side of Sky Ridge will shave off precious minutes during emergency responses. It takes at least 10 minutes for the crew to de-ice the copter in adverse weather conditions. Photo by Chris Michlewicz
A specialized dolly is used to park the AirLife helicopter in its new hangar at Sky Ridge Medical Center. The hospital celebrated the grand opening of the building Jan. 31. Photo by Chris Michlewicz
The AirLife helicopter travels at speeds of up to 150 mph and holds three crew members, plus a patient. Photo by Chris Michlewicz
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.