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Survey stirs debate over treatment of foreign sheepherders

By Staff

When Ignacio Alvarado came from Chile to western Colorado to herd sheep, he encountered conditions he describes as “malas, malas.” Alvarado experienced bad living conditions, bad food, and bad treatment at the hands of his ...

The Mavericks’ linchpin: MacDonald’s path to Mesa State’s swimming team takes interesting twist

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dan MacDonald made his decision, then changed his mind. The Wyoming all-state high school swimmer signed a letter of intent with Division I University of South Dakota, but a couple days later decided Vermillion, S.D., wasn’t the right ...

DUI suspect caught after fleeing wreck

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A suspected drunken driver from Grand Junction was arrested late Tuesday night after he crashed a vehicle into a Grand Junction home while eluding authorities, then fled, the Colorado State Patrol said. A judge on Wednesday advised Brice ...

Death Notices, Jan. 14, 2010

By Staff

James R. Cosper, 47, Grand Junction, died Jan. 7, 2010, at his home. No services are planned. Mr. Cosper was a chef. Survivors include his mother, Barbara McKenzie of Grand Junction; two brothers, Dale Richards of California and Michael ...

Sports in Brief: Kearney downs Mesa State

By Staff

College Wrestling Kearney downs Mesa State Nebraska-Kearney had little trouble with an injury-depleted Mesa State team Wednesday night. Third-ranked Kearney (2-4, 1-0 RMAC) defeated the 20th-ranked Mavericks 33-6 in Kearney, Neb., led by ...

New snow brings dollars, skiers to slopes

By Dave Buchanan

The white stuff outweighs the green stuff. Or, good snow trumps the bad economy. The holiday season is among the busiest periods for Colorado ski resorts — President’s Week is another biggie — so it’s not unexpected ...

Blagg juror didn’t struggle to see, fellow panel member testifies

By Paul Shockley

A ruling on whether convicted murderer Michael Blagg will get a new trial isn’t expected until March. Chief District Judge David Bottger on Wednesday ordered both sides in Blagg’s latest legal effort to file closing arguments, in ...

DDA is not eager to lose a ‘Big Biscuit’

By Staff

National elections often influence and energize local politics, and the government-by-defiance model now coming from Washington is a dangerous precedent. Local politicians have been energized by the rise of the all-knowing bureaucrat and have ...

Swimming Poll, Jan. 2010

By Staff

CSCAA Division II Poll Men As of Dec. 31 School Points Pvs. 1. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 180.4 1 2. Incarnate Word (Texas) 179.0 3 3. Wayne State (Mich.) 178.1 5 4. Henderson State (Ark.) 167.6 20 5. Delta State (Miss.) 166.7 12 6. ...

Haiti disaster hits home for director of Red Cross

By Paul Shockley

David Hintch spent weeks over the span of six years sharing a small apartment at the Hotel Montana in Haiti. Situated on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the building tumbled to the ground when Tuesday’s ...

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