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Haute Mamas

The Struggle is Real

“Oh my God, are you filing your nails?” The stylish guy behind the counter at BC Surf & Sport looked up from his casual slouch. “First I bit them, now I’m smoothing them down.” Not missing a beat, my teenage daughter continued. “So, is that, like, … more

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Let's Get Dirty

More exciting lettuce news

Julie Norman, our online advertising coordinator, sent me this pic of the lettuce she's growing in her garden.  Yes, I'm a bit jealous, since hers is big enough to pick and stick in a salad and mine will still fit on a teaspoon.  It is, however, nice to get visible … more

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What's in a Word

A handy hybrid

Although I beg to differ with Stephen Colbert's accuracy in quoting Shakespeare, the English teacher in me is rejoicing at the thought of explaining a gerund. (Countless readers undoubtedly are sharing my joy.) A gerund is a hybrid of a noun and a verb. It always ends in … more

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Other Community Blogs
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    Colorado Proud helps consumers support Colorado's economy.

  • Bikegjco.com

    Fruita and Grand Junction mountain biking trails have grown by leaps and bounds. Find trails, ideas and more.

  • GJEP Blog

    An inside look into the workings of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

  • The War On Wrong - Rick Wagner

    It's not that they know so little, it's that so much of what they know is wrong.

  • Moore Minutes

    I'm Lisa, a twenty-something year old girl who dreams big and feels life deeply. I blog about ideas on cooking, entertaining, home decor, party ideas and more!

  • Mesa County Libraries Blog

    Helping you discover books, music, movies and events at your Mesa County Libraries.

  • Nancy's Arts

    A reference-rich site explaining fun, creative arts and crafts and knitting projects.



Breakfast for Dinner

We reject that rose, “The Bachelor”

Melinda: We are breaking up with “The Bachelor.” We reject Juan Pablo's rose, ABC and everyone else associated with the show now. This season has stunk from the beginning, but that's not why we're bailing. Rachel will take over to explain why after the events that … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Spring Powder

As we move through spring the opportunities for skiing fresh powder become less and less. The key is to get out as the snow is falling or immediately following. It's a race against the sun - if its rays touch the fresh snow it turns to mush in a heartbeat. Being a weekend warrior it … more

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Music On the Goe

Celebrate Music on Record Store Day

In ridiculous music news, have you heard about the release plans for the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album? For its new, secretly recorded double album “The Wu — Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,” the Staten Island rap crew has commissioned a silversmith known as Yahya to hammer … more

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Wine Openers

Growing market for Colorado wine won’t dim lure of Grand Valley

Wine writer Fred Tasker recently noted that Americans drank more wine last year for the 19th year in a row, up 2 percent to 360 million 12-bottle cases, according to wine consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates. And second, Americans love American wine: California makes 58 percent … more

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Making Change

The Making Change finale comes Thursday

It has been nearly three months since Rachel Sauer, Emily Shockley, Ann Wright and myself (Melinda Mawdsley) started our Making Change blog/experiment/shift in thinking project for the Trending section. We release our final results and revelations in Thursday's Trending section. (We … more

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Penny Pinchers

More ways to avoid waste

I made some bread last week using my awesome bread maker that I got for Christmas from my sister.  This was a different recipe from my normal "Hearty Nut Bread." It was supposed to be a "French" bread but what it turned out to be was super crumbly.  The last bit … more

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Birds and More

SOUNDS OF THE STINKING DESERT

     Some friends of mine really dislike the desert between Grand Junction and Delta—often referring to it as the “Stinking Desert.” They talk of poor scenery, heat, and gnats. For myself, I like it. I like the openness. I like the long views and the big sky. … more

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