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Tess Furey

Occasions to cut loose plentiful in Grand Valley

Mark your calendar for these occasions to eat, drink and cut loose. April 28 to May 1: You can earn your beers by riding in the New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival, or skip the ride ...

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Kathy Jordan

Grand Junction’s first church became school, then was no more

Just one year after the 1882 incorporation of the town of Grand Junction, the pioneer community got its first house of worship, the First Methodist Episcopal Church South. From the description ...

Dixie Burmeister

Traditional family foods perfect for Easter dinner

Traditional family dishes have and always will be important to family holiday dinners. Ham, raisin sauce, scalloped potatoes, asparagus and a spring salad are the current favorites at my ...

Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Leaf burn, violets

We have a great old cottonwood in our yard. Several years ago, an arborist told us that the leaf burn on the tree was probably caused by the weed killer we had applied to our sizable lawn. We ...

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Sherida Warner

Quilters standing tall as price of cotton soars

Higher prices at the gas pump, higher prices at the supermarket, higher prices at the clothing store and higher prices at the quilt shop. Inflation is taking a toll on our pocketbooks, and you ...

Gary McCallister

It’s normal to ask questions in assessing change

The question has come up as to whether or not I am normal. I immediately became defensive when confronted. Of course I’m normal! However, I almost always resent being told that I am just ...

Tess Furey

New Vietnamese additions a hit at Thai Chili

The moment I saw “Pho” go up on the sign at Thai Chili, I knew I wouldn’t be able to last very long before going to sample some. The soup, often called the national dish of ...

Rock Cesario

Record Store Day a big celebration for independent shops

Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day, the biggest celebration of the year for independent record stores and, more importantly, their customers. One of the highlights of Record Store Day ...

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Kathy Jordan

Handy Chapel to get a hand from HistoriCorps volunteers

Some really great preservation work is going to happen right here in River City on May 3–6 at Handy Chapel, 202 White Ave., and this is a shout-out for volunteers to help with the ...

Dave Buchanan

Vineyard waits to see how plants regenerated

Mid-April might be spring to most residents of the Grand Valley, but grape growers know better. “Traditionally our last frost here is April 23, but that’s never a given,” ...

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