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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

Austen answers

Answers to yesterday's quiz questions: The gerund is “flattering.” The quote comes from Chapter 14 of Pride and Prejudice. Oh, in case you're wondering, here is Mr. Collins' reply to Mr. Bennet's question: `They arise chiefly from what is passing at the time, … 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

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

Edesia redux and the rise of a signature Colorado red grape

A quick turn a few weeks ago around Edesia 2014, which subtitles itself “A Palisade Culinary, Wine and Spirits Adventure,” revealed a lively crowd intent on making the best of a windy day best described as typical of spring in the Rockies. Jazz filtered through the … 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

Potluck Penny Pinching

Potlucks can be dangerous.  Suddenly you want to try out that new recipe, or the one your mom made for years and years...but it calls for a block of cheddar cheese (at least $3), breakfast sausage (another $3), bisquick...you see where I'm going with this.  Potluck meal costs … more

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Birds and More


     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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