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Erin McIntyre

Habits that helped in Zero Waste Challenge

It all started with a plastic bottle and ended with a metal sign that tried to kill us. In honor of Earth Day this week, I’d like to share the finale of the 2015 Zero Waste ...

Dennis Hill

Rip out this newspaper page and use it for weeds

I’ve heard about using newspaper and grass clippings to keep the weeds down. What is the proper way for me to do this? I get impossible weeds in my garden, and, as an organic gardener, I ...

Rock Cesario

Triple Played: Readers’ responses to albums to try if trapped inside

You’re stuck in the house for three days with only one album to play. Which album would you choose? This is a great question and one that I posted on my Facebook page a few days ago. ...

Dave Buchanan

Wet weather doesn’t hurt Vin Italy fair

VERONA, Italy — VinItaly, the immense Italian wine fair that each year draws more than 4,000 winemakers, 150,000 visitors and opens more than 576,000 bottles of wine, came in late March ...

Gary McCallister

This plant hormone can get a rise out of daffodils

I cannot give you mansions I haven’t any land Not one paper dollar to crinkle in my hand But I can give you moonbeams On a distant hill And kiss you and give you seven ...

Rick Jussel

Jussel: Broncos’ draft picks haven’t always panned out

The National Football League draft will start in 11 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes and 23 seconds. Those numbers are, of course, subject to change. For those of you who aren’t counting down, ...

Charlé Thibodeau

Animal-loving caretakers deserve tons of credit

As I meandered through a neighborhood looking for a particular address, I could not help but notice a woman and dog standing under the shade tree in a front yard on the quiet street. The large ...

Erin McIntyre

Lessons from Swiss in reduced-waste lifestyle

Welcome to the last official week of the 2015 Zero Waste Challenge. I call it the last “official” week because we’ll continue some of the habits we’ve learned over the ...

Dennis Hill

Fixing that roller coaster lawn takes a little work

My old lawn is rough and uneven. Its undulating surface coincides with tree roots, sprinkler lines and poor patch jobs from removed trees. The unevenness creates a tripping hazard within the ...

David Goe

On the Goe: Battle of the Bands could help liven Farmers Market

The Downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market is making another major change to the way it does things. In a positive first step, the Farmers Market is changing its approach to booking this ...

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