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Obituaries - January 18, 2020

Obituaries - January 18, 2020

John Herbert Jones, Jr.

When born in Billings, Montana on October 24, 1929, Joh...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Expat Living

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The cucurucho challenge

The cucurucho challenge

Consumer addiction to plastic bags and other disposable stuff is rapidly going o...

Arts & Entertainment

North Banderas Beat - January 17, 2020

17 HOURS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 17, 2020

Tim Horton’s at last

Colin Maruk owned and operated Breakers Beach Bar for eight years. Suddenly, in 2018, his landlord wanted to build a new building on the property, so they came to a mutually beneficial agreement to close down the restaurant. Within a year, it was shuttered.

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Entertainment Guide - January 18, 2020

17 HOURS AGO
Entertainment Guide - January 18, 2020

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

In “Erase una vez” (Once upon a time), the OFJ joins a magician and puppets to bring the audience scenes from favorite childhood stories.

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Festival de Febrero attracts masters of their art

7 DAYS AGO
Festival de Febrero attracts masters of their art

February is rapidly approaching, and those of us who have had the experience of the Festival de Febrero are eagerly awaiting its beginning on the first of the month.

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The cello & guitar: a ‘great combination’

7 DAYS AGO
The cello & guitar: a ‘great combination’

Ajijic’s acoustically superior Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago is the venue for an intimate concert of guitar and cello on January 18 entitled “From Bach to Jobim,” which will benefit the educational organization Opera Guanajuato and bring together the worlds of classical and Latin...

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Ribera Arts Review - January 18, 2020

18 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - January 18, 2020

LLT auditions

Peggy Lord Chilton will direct Lakeside Little Theatre’s production of “The Actress” by Peter Quilter, with show dates March 27 to April 5.

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Ribera Arts Review - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - January 11, 2020

Lip Sync

The 12th annual Lip Sync show continues at the Auditorio de la Ribera Friday, January 10, 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 12, 2 p.m. The bar opens one hour before each show.

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At the Movies - January 04, 2020

14 DAYS AGO

Richard Jewell

American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

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At the Movies - December 28, 2019

20 DAYS AGO

The Last Suit

(Jewish Film Fest, Sunday, January 5, 1:30 p.m. at CineMagic) Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II.

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Columns

How not to celebrate the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos

19 HOURS AGO
How not to celebrate the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos

I recently read a story stating that the small town of Cajititlán, located 16 kilometers north of Lake Chapala, should be renamed “Ciudad Mural,” or the City of Murals.

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A visit to an extraordinary Chiapas zoo

1 MONTHS AGO
A visit to an extraordinary Chiapas zoo

During a short visit to Chiapas, I had a chance to visit one of the most celebrated zoos in Latin America.

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Making our shrinking brains grow, recovering memory and the crucial difference between hope & expectation

14 DAYS AGO

Forget New Years resolutions.  Most folks trash them by February’s end. Contemplate these facts a moment: Our brains shrink approximately one half a percent a year. 

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Temporada de lluvias: Diverting a flash flood and getting ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

4 MONTHS AGO
Temporada de lluvias: Diverting  a flash flood and getting  ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

This article was originally published in the August 14-20, 2004 edition. Allyn Hunt is a former editor of this newspaper.

Nacho Hernandez sat on his muddy horse staring across his milpa at the salto of dark red runoff slashing through a carefully planted field of corn. He snorted and swore.

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How the internet may change in the next decade

20 DAYS AGO

As we enter the decade of the 2020s it seems a good time to reflect on how over the last two decades the internet changed the face of society as this computer network transformed from a novelty for techies to an absolute necessity for everybody.

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Email sending protocols: deciphering ‘CC’, ‘BCC’, ‘TO’

1 MONTHS AGO

It is always a pleasure for me to answer questions received from readers because sometimes the question necessitates me having to stop and think about things I have done for so long that they have become automatic.

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VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

4 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsense outlet to bolster the egos of self-centered celebrities and non-entities alike.

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Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

5 MONTHS AGO
Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from  key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

3 YEARS AGO

I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

3 YEARS AGO

The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...

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The cucurucho challenge

19 HOURS AGO
The cucurucho challenge

Consumer addiction to plastic bags and other disposable stuff is rapidly going out of fashion in many parts of Mexico. The current trend brings to mind the common shopping practices that were followed when I first put foot down at Lakeside in the early 1970’s.

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Flaming Mexico stinks

7 DAYS AGO
Flaming Mexico stinks

Sure seems like a lot of people have become awful testy these days. Perhaps it can be chalked up to winter weather blues, or maybe attitudes of folks that haven’t quite adapted to the darker realities of living in this so-called south-of-the-border paradise.

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Cash machine personalities

19 HOURS AGO
Cash machine personalities

Not long ago, the bank ATM at the Ajijic plaza ate my debit card. For a frantic half-hour I tried to retrieve my card. I even considered calling the “bank machine hotline,” except that there is no bank machine hotline.

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Cash machine personalities

19 HOURS AGO
Cash machine personalities

Not long ago, the bank ATM at the Ajijic plaza ate my debit card. For a frantic half-hour I tried to retrieve my card. I even considered calling the “bank machine hotline,” except that there is no bank machine hotline.

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Expat Living

Briefly - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO

Hit on dog owner

A woman dispatched her son to kill a neighbor whose dog had attacked her several days earlier, police reports say.

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Plaza del sol: 50 years & counting

1 MONTHS AGO
Plaza del sol: 50 years & counting

Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara’s first commercial mall, located at the convergence of Avenidas Lopez Mateos and Mariano Otero, marked its 50th anniversary this week.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

10 MONTHS AGO

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...

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City Living - March 09, 2019

10 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Local harbormaster changes guard

18 HOURS AGO
Local harbormaster changes guard

Youngblood Naval Captain Jorge Salvador Meléndrez Fuentes has taken over the helm of Chapala’s Harbormaster’s headquarters, on assignment from the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) to replace outgoing chief officer Jorge Ochoa Ochoa.

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Weekly Worship - January 17, 2020

18 HOURS AGO

Unitarian Universalists

Rev. Matt Aslpaugh will speak on “What Is It About Growth?” Sunday, January 19 at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (LCUUF).

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Laguna Chapalac - January 18, 2020

18 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - January 18, 2020

Open Circle

Don Munroe presents “Here Comes the Judge …” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, January 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - January 11, 2020

Charity garage sale

A garage sale benefitting a Juanacatlan nursing home takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of Alfredo and Martha Aceves, Ocampo 180A (across from Hotel Danza del Sol) in Ajijic. For directions call 376-766-6058. Many household and craf...

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

14 DAYS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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Self-healing in Manzanillo

20 DAYS AGO
Self-healing in Manzanillo

A self healing master class will be presented by Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a well-known Beverly Hills licensed clinical psychologist and nationally recognized relationship expert, at a private home in Club Santiago, Manzanillo on Thursday, January 2, 1 p.m.

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North Banderas Beat - January 04, 2020

14 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 04, 2020

Children’s Christmas

This year, the Bucerias Children’s Christmas Program held three posadas in small towns that are normally marginalized during the yuletide season festivities. They all featured Santa, his helpers, food and entertainment.

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North Banderas Beat - December 21, 2019

28 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - December 21, 2019

Big hearts

From Punta Mita to La Cruz, from Bucerias to Porvenir, large metal hearts have been appearing along the Northshore.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 18, 2020

17 HOURS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 18, 2020

Life rings

This past summer we had a tragic drowning of a young man in La Manzanilla.  He was a construction worker for the Four Seasons resort and was enjoying his Sunday at the beach.  The ocean waters were churning more than usual because of the recent storms in the area.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 04, 2020

14 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 04, 2020

Events ahead

Monday, January 6: Spoken Word Open Mic Night, Casa Luz 7-9 p.m.  All are welcome.  Donation at the door.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 11, 2020

Pickle Ball Scramble

Donna Noftle Duff organized another successful pickle ball fundraiser, held at the Cabo Blanco courts in Barra de Navidad on January 5, as a benefit for Cisco’s Amigos, a volunteer-run clinic that offers free spay-and-neuter services in La Manzanilla and surrounding commu...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 11, 2020

Pickle Ball Scramble

Donna Noftle Duff organized another successful pickle ball fundraiser, held at the Cabo Blanco courts in Barra de Navidad on January 5, as a benefit for Cisco’s Amigos, a volunteer-run clinic that offers free spay-and-neuter services in La Manzanilla and surrounding commu...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 11, 2020

Car Show

For the fourth year in a row, the Riviera Nayarit welcomes the Nuevo Vallarta Car Show. The event is organized by Wolfs Bugs Nuevo Vallarta Club to promote camaraderie among car and bike aficionados in a family-friendly atmosphere. Prizes go to the best cars and bikes in different categori...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - December 28, 2019

20 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - December 28, 2019

Neonic Fest 2019

The Neonic Fest promises to transport listeners to “a place of multiple dimensions and new experiences.”

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

2 YEARS AGO
When to tip – and not to tip

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.

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Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

2 YEARS AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

3 MONTHS AGO
Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

Cancun, Merida, Tulum, Playa del Carmen. These cities tend to grab the most attention when it comes to tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula. Often overlooked is Chetumal in the southeastern corner of Quintana Roo.

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Get a speeding ticket discount

4 MONTHS AGO

Anyone in Jalisco who has an unpaid speeding ticket (fotoinfraccion) issued prior to June 30 can obtain a 50-percent discount through October 15.

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Starbucks swapped for ‘Mexican market’ eatery in popular city restaurant zone

1 MONTHS AGO
Starbucks swapped for ‘Mexican market’ eatery in popular city restaurant zone

It’s not often that a Starbucks closes its doors to make way for a more traditionally-focused cafe. But that’s exactly what has happened on Avenida Guadalupe in Colonia Chapalita.

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal without the stress

1 MONTHS AGO
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal without the stress

Turkey and gravy are on the menu at many Lakeside venues November 28, as the United States celebrates Thanksgiving Day. We provide a quick listing of them below.

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

7 MONTHS AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

10 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

10 MONTHS AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress.  What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

1 YEAR AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.

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News

Briefly - January 18, 2020

20 HOURS AGO

Weapons foroff-duty cops?

Guadalajara Mayor Ismael del Toro says he has spoken with federal legislators about changing national laws to permit off-duty police officers to carry weapons.

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Kids have rights, too

20 HOURS AGO
Kids have rights, too

The Parque Metropolitano is hosting a graphic exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Ajijic’s most peculiar tradition

20 HOURS AGO
Ajijic’s most peculiar tradition

Sayacos and Sayucas, the masked dancers renowned for adding rambunctious antics to Ajijic’s traditional Carnaval festivities, will make their first appearance this season during the January 20 Feast of Saint Sebastian.

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Wise men appear to delight local kids

7 DAYS AGO
Wise men appear to delight local kids

The Wise men of the Orient made several appearances in the Chapala area Monday, January 6 to punch up Diá de Los Reyes festivities with gifts and treats for local children.

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New car sales in Jalisco take a hit

7 DAYS AGO

Mexico’s struggling economy is starting to affect the automotive sector, traditionally one of the country’s strongest areas.

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Bad weather closes Colima park

14 DAYS AGO

Jalisco Civil Protection officers restricted access to the Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima (which includes the Colima volcano) January 1 due to the inclement weather, which included heavy mist, rain and the potential for snow.

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Catholic church opens up on sexual abuse in Mexico

19 HOURS AGO
Catholic church opens up  on sexual abuse in Mexico

In the past decade, 271 priests in Mexico have been investigated for allegations of sexual abuses, Catholic officials revealed this week.

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Tax hike for cigarettes & sodas

14 DAYS AGO

Smokers and consumers of soft drinks will fork out more this year, after new taxes kicked in January 1, raising the cost of a pack of 20 cigarettes by around four pesos and sodas by one peso a liter.

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Puerto Vallarta snags top award

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta snags top award

Puerto Vallarta has won the Crystal Apple Award for “Best International Destination 2019” at a ceremony held September 9 at the Theatre on the Lake in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Vallarta: Best destination?

4 MONTHS AGO
Vallarta: Best destination?

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in the “Best Destination” category in the 2019 Crystal Apple Awards, sponsored by Apple Vacations. 


“It fills us with pride to be recognized by such an important international company,” said Jalisco Tourism Minister Germán Ral...

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U.S. sets Sept deadline to apply for young entrepreneur program

4 MONTHS AGO

The State Department has opened applications for the Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

7 MONTHS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR AGO

It’s been 75 years since the arrival in Mexico of the British Council, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language, while encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational understanding and co-ope...

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

2 YEARS AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

Data released this week by the National Statistics Agency (Inegi) showed the consumer price index to have risen by 0.59 percent in December, leaving inflation for 2017 at 6.77 percent – the highest level since 2000, when the rate was 8.96 percent.

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Obituaries - January 18, 2020

19 HOURS AGO
Obituaries - January 18, 2020

John Herbert Jones, Jr.

When born in Billings, Montana on October 24, 1929, John Herbert Jones, Jr. supposedly took a single breath of air and began singing – at least according to his mother.  “And he was the only one in the family who could sing on pitch,” she added, c...

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Obituary - January 11, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Obituary - January 11, 2020

Adalberto Macías Llamas

Adalberto Macías Llamas, founder of the Niños y Jovenes children’s home, died Monday, January 6, at the age of 93. He had been in failing health over the past several years.

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LMP playoffs: Charros fall at first hurdle

19 HOURS AGO

The Charros de Jalisco weren’t able to repeat their championship wining form of last year, crashing out to the Los Mochis Cañeros in the first round of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) playoffs last week.

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Charros playoff decider set for Friday

7 DAYS AGO

The Charros de Jalisco, reigning champions of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), are tied 3-3 in their first-round playoff series against the Cañeros de Los Mochis.

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