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Briefs: Local News May 27, 2009

By Staff

Photolgrapher to give presentatioon • Kent Tompkins, a counselor and documentary photographer, is giving a free presentation about sacred places in the Southwest and the shared wisdom of Navajo, Sikhs and Tibetan people. The ...


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Quick start fuels Spartanburg’s victory over Cowley County

By Staff

Not many baseball teams allow their pitchers to hit, let alone bat leadoff. Marty Gantt, though, does both for Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College. Gantt struck out seven batters in five innings Tuesday, allowed six runs, three earned, to ...


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Scouts see JUCO as hotbed for talent

By Staff

Have you ever wondered who those mysterious men are behind home plate at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series? Well, those are scouts who are here to watch the players in action. Thee scouts come from everywhere and from different ...


Sotomayor gets local praise

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County legal circles Tuesday had positive reviews for the nation’s possible first Hispanic justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. This, as several local attorneys said they knew next to nothing about federal appeals court judge Sonia ...


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Spartanburg’s Gantt never backs down from life, baseball challenges

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Marty Gantt was running out to his spot in right field Sunday night for pregame warm-ups when a gust of wind caught his cap and blew it off his head. “My hat is way too big for me and every time I run it comes off,” the ...


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Western Nevada wins to send Shelton home

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A balk turned the tide Tuesday for Western Nevada College in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Wildcats led Shelton State 3-2 in the eighth inning and had Daniel Zylstra on first after a walk. Eric Maupin flied out to right ...


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Crested Butte Wildflower Capital of Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

Select one week of the year when Colorado’s high-country experience is at its most-colorful and you’ll find the Crested Butte Wildlife Festival. This year’s annual celebration of mountain floral glory is July 6–12, ...


Gunnison Gorge conservation area has wilderness, 14 miles of river

By Dave Buchanan

The National Landscape Conservation System began under former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt in 2000 but recently was strengthened and revitalized by the passage in March of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act. Included in the ...


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Not only an angler’s paradise

By Dave Buchanan

It’s still a mile-plus down Chukar Trail to the Gunnison River — that much hasn’t changed in this writer’s memory. And the voice of the river still starts as a whisper a quarter-mile away and grows to a voice-drowning ...


Family members go the distance to see Mavs play in World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

CARY, N.C. — Howard Anderson wasn’t going to let a 2,200-mile road trip stop him and his daughter, Monica, from attending the Mesa State College baseball team’s World Series appearance. Howard’s son, Greg, is a reserve ...


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