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Perfect scores, compelling stories abound at 2010 Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge

By Melinda Mawdsley

It might be difficult to imagine that a Grand Junction barbecue competition was a source of strength for a Wyoming couple. But that is what happened this year when Lon and Joanne Mitchell of Jo-Bawb’s BBQ in Rozet, Wyo., won the chicken ...


Fame grows on the cucurbitaceous family

By Melinda Mawdsley

There is more to a gourd than meets the eye. Some may think a gourd is an odd-shaped, inedible, multi-colored fall item. If you are one of those people, as the saying goes, “You are out of your gourd.” In addition to ...

Fall colors: Grapes turn red, yellow

By Dave Buchanan

Late summer brings veraison to Colorado’s vineyards. This is the time when grapes change from green to red or yellow and develop their characteristic mature colors. It’s also the time when a grapevine changes its focus, if you ...

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You can’t hide ... zucchini are everywhere this time of year

By Rachel Sauer

Scene: A quiet vegetable garden in the fading daylight. Rows of corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and other harvest delights stretch in orderly abundance to a bug-be-gone border of brilliant marigolds. A screen door quietly opens and closes, and a ...

Gray Gourmet, Sept, 5, 2010

By Staff

You can get items in Planner the following ways: Mail items to Community News, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502. Please include time, date, place, address and phone number. E-mail them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email ...

Wine tasting at guv’s mansion to include Colo. contest winners

By Dave Buchanan

If you’re headed to Denver today and have the evening free, you might grab the last $50 in your wallet and head over to the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 East Eighth Ave. First lady Jeannie Ritter, along with ...

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Prime peach: Baker named winning cobbler after her daughters

By Dixie Burmeister

The Palisade Peach Festival Recipe Contest definitely celebrated the power of the taste of the Palisade peach with more than 110 entries. What a year and what fun we all had Saturday. A huge thank you to those who entered, our volunteers, ...

Gray Gourmet, Aug. 22, 2010

By Staff

Monday — Spaghetti and meatballs, green beans, tossed salad, apricots. Tuesday — Corn chowder, egg salad sandwich, tomato wedges, chocolate pudding. Wednesday — Chicken fajita with salsa, chuckwagon corn, orange yogurt ...

Spoons and Cups: Living and eating for a cause

By Staff

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s column is written by Tess Furey and Hannah Soderberg, a Fruita Monument High School student and summer intern at The Daily Sentinel. Spoons aren’t just shiny metal objects to lick and stick to your ...

Palisade Peach Festival offers weekend full of fun things to do

By Ann Wright

Get out of the pits and enjoy one or all of the remaining days celebrating the peach in Palisade. The Palisade Peach Festival began Thursday, Aug. 19, but is far from over. The Peach Festival at Riverbend Park goes from 1–8 p.m. ...

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