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Her Countenance Alone

You've got to watch this video: Dad Films His Daughter Every Single Week for 14 Years In this video I saw my daughter, my other daughter, and every young girl I've taught over the past 20-some years. The faces, the expressions, her countenance - it's universal. I was so … more

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Let's Get Dirty

Cool carrot trick - try this if you’re gardening with kids

Growing carrots can be frustrating. The seeds are tiny and they take a long time to germinate. I’ve read that they need to be kept constantly moist in order to germinate, which gets tricky in our dry climate. I read about this cool trick online and decided to try it. No, I don't … more

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What's in a Word

From zed to z

  If Dolly were a British schoolchild, she likely would not be saying “Z.” We Americans seem to be the only ones who use “Z” for the final letter of the alphabet. Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the term “zed,” which is closer to the … more

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Other Community Blogs
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    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

First Tracks at First Light

As we move further into spring, the dawn patrol - getting up super early to ski before work - starts to lose its appeal. Firstly all the skimountaineering races, for which the dawn patrol is good training, are over for the season. Secondly the snow is icy and, if the ski area is … more

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Music On the Goe

Record Store Day - Triple Play’s Top Picks

Record Store Day is less than 24 hours away so it's time to start thinking about which special releases you are going to purchase tomorrow. I caught up with Rock and Matt Cesario at Triple Play Records to see what special releases were coming in and more importantly, what releases they … 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


Ah, leftovers...to some they're the things that cause you to throw out your Tupperware.  To others, they're lunch!  Which category do you fall into?  Yesterday a friend and I were discussing leftovers.  "I need to be better with the leftovers," he … more

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Birds and More


FOS is birder shorthand for "first of the season." What an exciting time it is! Just a few days ago the FOS black-chinned hummingbird was posted on the Western Slope Birding Network (Subscribe at: wsbn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com). Black -chinned hummingbirds are common in Western … more

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