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Fruita inventor’s tray to be shown on QVC

By Amy Hamilton

Joy Clymer of Fruita was fed up when she made her famous deviled eggs, only to have the slippery treats smeared everywhere by the time she arrived at a barbecue. Five years after that event, Clymer is confident that food faux pas won’t ...


Annie Payne Column June 20, 2009

By Annie Payne

I hope you’re not sick of anagrams, or “Anniegrams” as I like to call them. What can I say? A holiday comes around and I feel the urge to annotate. I first wrote a Christmas anagram, then Valentine’s. I skipped ...


Homegrown Column June 20, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Over the past 20 years, I’ve had three weeping mulberries. I’m guessing they’re of different varieties. The first was and is still gorgeous. The second was a spindly type, very slow-growing. The third, (which ...


SHIT HAPPENS 2 6-12

Some firms’ customer base may get slimmer during time of recession

By Emily Shockley

Dog owners are always relieved to see Eddie and Holly Anthony arrive at their door with a scoop and a shovel. “Everybody is like, ‘Thank God, you’re here,’ because they don’t want to do it themselves,” ...


SustainAbility Column June 13, 2009

By Adele Israel

I have been searching for a way to recycle old videotapes and have finally had some success. No local options are available. But I spoke with representatives of two companies that recycle videotapes as well as other types of technology media ...


Homegrown Column June 13, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Just ran a simple home soil test. It shows the pH is at 7.0 but phosphorus, potassium are high and nitrogen is low. What can I do to improve the quality of my soil for better plant growth and lawn? — Glenda The numbers you have are ...


DRIP Column June 13, 2009

By Guest Columnist

With the recent downturn in the economy, and the increasing consumer awareness that water conservation can save money and help stretch the family budget, I’m often asked, “What are some ways to save both water and money at the ...


FARMERS MARKET 1 6-12

Cherries jubilee on Main Street

By Emily Shockley

Curb-to-curb foot traffic flooded downtown Grand Junction on Thursday evening for the summer’s inaugural American National Bank Farmers Market. Alongside the booths people know to look for each year stood a number of newcomers, ...


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 ...


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