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Kathy Jordan

Early Grand Junction home to 20 rough-and-tumble saloons

In 1882, Grand Junction was a bustling, wild frontier town. The full-time population of Grand Junction was 524 people. As the railroad came closer to Grand Junction, the population of railroad ...

Steve Beauregard

When summoned, stick with your convictions

The square, blue piece of mail arrived in November. You’ve probably gotten your share of them over the years: JURY SUMMONS. I arrive early at the crowded third floor room at the Mesa ...

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Annie Payne

Annie Payne: The more the merrier

A year ago I wrote a story titled, “What does your Christmas tree say about you?” The column brought me instant fame and glory ... in Manitoba, Canada. It also acquainted me with ...

Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Schefflera plants, mugo pines

I have a schefflera houseplant that has been growing in low light and has only a few branches that are stretched out. I would prefer to have a fuller-looking plant. I have read that you can ...

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Sherida Warner

It’s fun to get all wrapped up in wrapagami

I often envy holiday gift wrappers at retail stores, secretly wishing I could spend a couple weeks of the Christmas season in their place. Wrapping presents is one of my favorite chores. It ...

Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, Dec. 5, 2010

The needs are many — a family with three or four children who lost everything in a fire; a mom and her toddler, just coming out of a domestic violence relationship and needing everything ...

Gary McCallister

The true cost of Christmas indulgence

Scientists routinely come up with new ideas for products, procedures and technologies. But they almost never acknowledge the true costs. Of course they calculate prices, the price being what ...

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Kathy Jordan

Grand Junction’s first newspaper chronicled a booming town

There is no better way to catch the excitement of the rapidly growing infant Western town of Grand Junction than from its newspaper. And the Grand Junction News, the first newspaper in Grand ...

Steve Beauregard

Down to the wires: installing your flat-scream television set

Remember when getting a TV was a big deal? You’d save for one, or make monthly payments, or wait for a wealthy relative to pass away and give you theirs. Then the big day would arrive ...

Dixie Burmeister

Recipes tap pomegranate benefit, taste uniqueness

Since my stuffing/dressing column, I learned Southerners also call dressing stuffing and Northerners have dressing and stuffing recipes. Judging the reactions of my readers, this issue ...

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