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BASEBALL FIELD V 060509

‘The Field’ is a dream come true for baseball family

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For Jim Schroeder, the baseball field he built in his backyard isn’t so much a field of dreams as it is a field of family. Six years ago, Schroeder’s family moved into its new home on E1/2 Road, and the back of the 31/2-acre lot ...


WILLOW BEND FARM 1

Hundreds of iris varieties thrive on Grand Valley farm

By Dave Buchanan

On a recent spring morning, the sun barely peeking above a line of cottonwoods, Victoria and Darrell Rule stroll through a rainbow-hued field of bearded irises. It’s the height of the iris season and the perfume of thousands of irises ...


Irises through the ages

By Dave Buchanan

Irises have been cultivated since at least the time of the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III (1479–1425 BCE), who celebrated his conquest of part of Asia Minor by planting a garden near one of his palaces to display some of the plants ...


Homeownership fest 6-6-9

One hundred attend Homeownership Festival

By Emily Shockley

The homes here weren’t as cheap as they expected, but $200,000 price tags looked better than the $800,000 listings Amani and Tiawana Bullock had grown used to in California. The couple moved from the Golden State to Grand Junction to ...


HG Sustainabilty Column June 06, 2009

By Adele Israel

Many people in the sustainability movement are ready to make lemonade from the tart lemons of our current economy. Two recent publications provided lots of food for thought to go along with that lemonade. The spring 2009 edition of the ...


HG DRIP Column June 06, 2009

By Guest Columnist

Many homeowners turn on the sprinklers and don’t really think about how much water is being sprayed on which areas, or have their irrigation systems on a timer and don’t monitor how their systems are working. But paying attention ...


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Annie Payne Column June 06, 2009

By Annie Payne

In the 1980s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the main character, Ferris, and his friend, Cameron, have the following conversation in Cameron’s garage, while deciding on whether or not to “borrow” ...


Homegrown Column June 06, 2009

By Dennis Hill

My wife and I stopped in last Friday, and my wife asked you about our nectarine tree that did not leaf out at all this year. You informed her that you thought it was some sort of borer that killed it. Well, unfortunately for us, you were right ...


052409 urban homestead holm

Downtown owner turns yard into food garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mark Holmes purchased a home downtown on Main Street last year with the intention of becoming an “urban homesteader.” Urban homesteading is a new trend sweeping the country in which owners of small amounts of acreage ­— ...


Sustainability Column May 30, 2009

By Adele Israel

It’s time for your yard to go native. Sustainable landscaping and gardening rely on vegetation that is suited to the area, so it uses less water and requires less effort once it is established. Xeriscape, not to be confused with ...


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