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Gary McCallister

Explaining the elephant in the room, or rather, the river

It’s May and the river is up. My friend Greg Trainor is a river runner and knows a lot about water. I’m not exactly sure what a river runner is. Personally I can’t even walk ...


Tess Furey

Pollo Azado all about the bird (and beans and rice, too)

The options are chicken, rice and beans. Or, rice, beans and chicken. Not a lot of choices await you at the newly opened Pollo Azado. Except, whether you want a quarter, half or whole bird, ...


Rock Cesario

Troubadour Club in West L.A. played huge part of music history

I just finished watching a DVD titled “Troubadours: The Rise of the Singer Songwriter.” It was narrated mostly by James Taylor and Carole King but also featured Jackson Browne, ...


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Dave Buchanan

Wind machines help fight frost

The spring storm blowing through the Grand Valley early this week may keep grape growers out of the vineyards, but at least it won’t keep them awake. Consider yourself lucky if a week ...


Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the Grand Valley. In honor of your day, I hunted down a couple of quotes that I hope will warm your heart and make you smile. Taken from ...


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Sherida Warner

Addressing fondness for green at Gettysburg

My favorite color is green in all its glorious shades. After a visit last fall to historic Gettysburg, Pa., the grass of a Civil War cemetery haunts my memory. It was dappled with early ...


Gary McCallister

Trying to understand fractions is risky business

I’m not very good with fractions. Oh, I do all right with things like one-half, one-third or one-fourth. But as soon as it goes any further, I get a little confused. For example, can you ...


Tess Furey

Jalapeño eating contest at Cinco de Mayo festival comes with $100 prize

Think you could consume more than 20 jalapeños in a single sitting? That’s about what you’d have to down to win the jalapeño-eating contest at this year’s Cinco de ...


Rock Cesario

April 27 appointment in a class by itself

I was tremendously honored when asked by Sean Flanigan, assistant professor of low brass at Mesa State College, to speak to both of his History of Popular Music classes. We decided on a date ...


Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Hen and chicks, tree trimming

We had a nice pot of hen and chicks that we brought in last fall hoping they would winter over and we could set them back out this spring, but they just kind of faded away. I was wondering why ...


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