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Tess Furey

10 must-haves in my pantry to keep my grits company

A colleague of mine, John Lehndorff, once wrote a column for the Rocky Mountain News about what foods he keeps on hand in his pantry. I thought it was fascinating and decided I might put ...

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Kathy Jordan

Petty disputes led to Plateau City on Grand Mesa

There are two different stories on the origin of Plateau City. One story is told by Reuben A. Pitts in his book “The Bull and the Bees or the Facts of Life in the Plateau Valley.” ...

Dave Buchanan

Vino sfuso: Buy it in bulk, enjoy like the Italians

On an afternoon in late February 2009, Sante Toffoli beckoned me out to his winery located on a spring-verdant hill near Refrontolo, Italy. In an airy, three-sided shed offering protection ...

Steve Beauregard

More fodder from the police blotter

I’m disappointed in you, Mesa County. Just when I thought we’d begin 2011 with a safe, fresh, crime-free start, you go and kick off the new year by committing heinous crimes, such ...

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Sherida Warner

Free-motion quilters see light of Day

Free-motion quilters, listen up. Some of you may have perfected your techniques, but the majority of us still want to improve our skills in this area and others hesitate to venture into such ...

Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, Jan. 9, 2011

A new year is like a brand new box of crayons and a bright white sheet of paper spread out before me — a new beginning — a fresh palette, to color as I please. But with the cold, ...

Gary McCallister

Frozen flies? Mosquito popsicles? It really happens

I guess I’ll have to buy flies now. I have a student who wants to do research on pesticide resistance. All the pests are frozen this time of year, so we’ll have to raise our own ...

Rock Cesario

Odds and ends: New releases, concerts and construction

Here are a few odds and ends for the new year. The two top selling CDs at Triple Play Records this past holiday season were Darden Smith’s outstanding “Marathon” and local ...

Tess Furey

Super size me

If you never indulge, never pig out, never allow yourself excess, stop reading now. This column is about gut-busters. It is nearly a week into the new year, plenty of time to have kept a new ...

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Kathy Jordan

Cheney Reservoir, planned since 1887, a bird-watching oasis

Cheney Reservoir, less than 20 miles southwest of Grand Junction on U.S. Highway 50, is an oasis in the middle of the desert. Today Cheney is a great place for bird-watchers to view a wide ...

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