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Steve Beauregard

Please spare us from asparagus, the Scotch of the veggie world

Let’s talk about asparagus, because I’m apparently the only person in the Grand Valley above the age of 9 who hates it. Maybe it’s the way it’s grown. Fresh produce is ...


Annie Payne

City mom longs to become a little more country

The boondocks are approximately 2 miles north of my house. For as much as this valley has grown in the 30-some-odd years I’ve lived here, there is still a good portion of it that would ...


Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Trimming scotch broom plants

I have three scotch broom plants that are about 4 years old and growing nicely. One is the variety “Moonbeam,” which is so beautiful when it blooms. I’ve never trimmed them ...


Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, March 7, 2010

More than 1,000 Western Slope residents were honored Thursday night during the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center Pheresis and Gallon Donor Awards Celebration, at St. Mary’s ...


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Sherida Warner

Creative flair springs from colorful life experiences

Once you’ve seen the work of folk artist and quilter Sue Spargo, you’ll forever recognize her signature designs. Standout characteristics are bright, contemporary colors of ...


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Kathy Jordan

28 hours later, it was curtains for orange, installation artwork

On the morning of Aug. 10, 1972, the air was still cool as the unfurling of “Valley Curtain,” an artwork by then little-known Bulgarian environmental artist Christo, began at Rifle ...


Steve Beauregard

No beer for you: A vent on Lent

In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have given up beer and chocolate at the same time. Some people think quitting two vices simultaneously can make you criminally insane. I don’t ...


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Kathy Jordan

Rail connected Bookcliffs with Grand Junction

The mining ghost town of Carpenter is nestled partway up the Bookcliffs north of Grand Junction on 27 1/2 Road, about 12 miles from downtown Grand Junction. Early-day Grand Junction resident ...


Sherida Warner

Fictional Elm Creek Manor comes to life

Fictional characters often can become bigger than life. Think of Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” poor orphaned Oliver in “Oliver Twist” and J.K. ...


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Kathy Jordan

Rock Wood was Pinon Mesa hub

Rock Wood was a 19th century Pinon Mesa lumber camp and social center that got its unusual name from a petrified wood log used as a bench in front of its small local church. It was situated ...


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