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Eagles soar back to state

By Ben Husband

It’s been a familiar story surrounding the Paonia High School girls basketball team this year. After winning the Class 2A state championship in 2010, many felt the Eagles were capable of a repeat last year. But when the Eagles lost in ...


Travel expert Rick Steves talks about PBS, becoming a ‘temporary local’

By Rachel Sauer

Far from the cowboys of travel, the eaters of weird things, the jumpers off cliffs, the ego-driven showboaters and cooler-than-thou “I’m a traveler not a tourist” types, there’s Rick Steves. He is the best next-door ...

Mavs’ season ends in Pueblo

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PUEBLO — Nothing came easy Saturday afternoon in the men’s championship game of the RMAC Shootout. When you’ve got two good defensive teams going at it, you kind of knew that was how it was going to be between Colorado Mesa ...


Athletes test skills at Western Rockies Sports Combine

By Nick Walter

The high school athletes crossed a finish line after a 40-yard dash at Stocker Stadium on Saturday, checked their times on the electronic boxes, and often shook their heads, gasped in disgust or immediately got back in line. The truth, raw ...


A building block

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A good start makes all the difference. The Colorado Mesa University women’s lacrosse team scored quickly Saturday and held on to defeat Adams State 16-9 in a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association at Walker Field. The game was ...


Happy 100th birthday, Oreo (Mmmm. Crumbs)

By Rachel Sauer

The dunk is the thing. Too brief, and all you have is a weirdly-wet-but-still-crunchy cookie. Too long, and it dissolves off at the milkline, sinking like an anvil to the bottom of the glass (mixed feelings on this: a) self-recrimination as ...

Biz Buzz, March 4, 2012

By Staff

When trying to sell a business on the value of a good sign, Platinum Sign Co. needs to look no further than its own building at 2916 Interstate 70 Business. In January, Platinum Sign Co. put a new sign on its storefront facing the highway, ...


Quilt block challenges not for chickens

By Sherida Warner

When Capt. James T. Kirk of “Star Trek” and the fictional USS Enterprise was asked this silly riddle, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” his natural answer was: “To boldly go where no chicken has gone ...

Solid pitching helps Mavs sweep Metro

By Staff

The Colorado Mesa University baseball team opened RMAC play with a doubleheader sweep behind two solid pitching performances. Nolan Snell pitched a complete-game shutout and Dylan Evans picked up the victory on the second game as Colorado ...

You Said It, March 4, 2012

By Staff

Thousands of impoverished families would think they were in heaven if they received $150 a day for expenses. Politicians raising their per diem while their constituents struggle in this economy is the ultimate act of selfishness. How out of ...

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