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Dixie Burmeister

ON FOOD: A variety of foods to test your taste buds

Who knew beets, carrots and macaroni and cheese would be my chosen topics for today. And it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke! Starting off, a few weeks ago, my husband Fred and I ...


Gary McCallister

Research breakthrough burns bright at CMU

Scientists from Colorado Mesa University have made a major breakthrough in genetic research. Dr. Margot Bechtel and Dr. Denise McKenney have teamed up to insert a gene for Luciferase, a ...


Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, March 29, 2015

The youth and innocence of spring is as carefree as a child’s imagination. This season of blooms and blossoms closely mirrors child’s play and the ongoing adventure of pretend, the ...


Gary McCallister

Avoiding arrogance as a scientist a matter of trying

Most scientists are humble by nature. Well, at least they are humbled by nature. I admit there are some arrogant scientists. Arrogance seems to be a part of our modern culture. I used to be ...


Erin McIntyre

Counting the ways we — and you — can reduce trash

There’s a certain satisfaction in watching the trash guy pick up our trash can and nearly fling it across the street, because it’s so light and it caught him off-guard. I peered ...


Rock Cesario

Triple Played: McMurtry’s latest lyrics the best of 2015 — so far

Honey don’t you be yelling at me when I’m cleaning my gun I’ll wash the blood off the tailgate when deer season’s done Those are the first two lines from the first song ...


Rick Jussel

Future of Broncos is on YouTube

Do you YouTube? You should, at least if you are interested in the rather clandestine goings-on of the Denver Broncos. Go to YouTube on your handy-dandy cellphone or outdated desktop and ...


Steve Beauregard

Take a whiff, Hellergy season is upon us

It’s spring! A time when a young man’s thoughts turn to love, and a middle-age man’s thoughts turn to Benadryl. Or Claritin, or Zyrtec, or any one of the number of pills that ...


Dennis Hill

Xeriscaping principles emphasize designing your landscape first

We’re putting in a new yard and are thinking about adding something that would save water. It seems like I’m hearing different recommendations from everyone, and I’m getting ...


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Erin McIntyre

It’s not weird to take own mug to coffee shop

I’m simultaneously proud, surprised and horrified by this Zero Waste Challenge. Let me explain. Our two-person household embarked on the challenge on 
March 1 to reduce our ...


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