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Kathy Jordan

Art Center started with fund drives in the 1950s

Mesa County, with its spectacular natural scenery, has always had its own small artists’ colony. But until the early 1950s, nobody did much to display that beauty. A few years after ...

Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Blueberries, hawthorne tree

Are blueberries easy to grow in our area? Are there any soil amendments I need to be aware of before I make a decision to plant them? — Lois Blueberries are hard to grow here I’m ...

Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, Feb. 27, 2011

I was stung by a bee when I was just 3 years old while playing at a friend’s house a few doors down. These days, parents refer to that as a supervised play date, but this was the era ...

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Sherida Warner

No splitting hares, it’s the Year of the Quilt

This Chinese New Year, ushered in Feb. 3, is heralded as the Year of the Rabbit — decreed as the fourth year in a 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Animals denote the Chinese ...

Gary McCallister

Grammys, science combine for Arcade Fire win

I love it when science and popular culture come together. The story of how radio was discovered is complicated and involves many players. But, in essence, it was discovered in the late 1890s. ...

Rock Cesario

Lucinda Williams starts new release season

As the calendar turns to March, it is time to take a look at some upcoming new music releases we will be listening to this spring and possibly summer. In fact, on Tuesday, March 1, Lucinda ...

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Kathy Jordan

Rumors murmured after fatal accident of cowboy Charlie Glass

Final in a three-part series about legendary Fruita cowboy Charlie Glass. In the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 1937, legendary cowboy Charlie Glass died from injuries he received in an auto ...

Gary McCallister

Washington’s cure fatally worse than his disease

Writer E. B. White once wrote, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” Now I have always thought that dissecting a frog was ...

Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Growing food in clay

I am looking for any edible food that will grow in clay in Grand Junction. Any ideas? — Sharon You can plant just about anything you’d like. The important thing is that you work ...

Tess Furey

The Cowboy and The Rose gains high praise

He’s The Cowboy and she’s The Rose. Zane and Mary Lou Lawson picked the name for their catering company, The Cowboy and The Rose, because, they say, it mirrors their life ...

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