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The end is in sight for Pantry Challenge

By Erin McIntyre

Fifteen more days. That’s it. Yes, we’re scheduling an end to the Armageddon Pantry Challenge. And it’s not because I think we’ll run out of food. This might sound lame, but it’s because we’re just done. ...


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A good grub is hard to find, butt not impossible

By Erin McIntyre

I nearly ran my car off the road when I saw it. A monstrous grub looming toward me from a billboard, with the message that I should hire a landscape company to kill it before it killed my lawn. The heck with my lawn! That grub looked like it ...


Box elder bugs and how to get rid of them

By Dennis Hill

This past year there were box elder bugs in my goldenrain tree. Can you tell me why they were there, and is there any way to prevent them? — Joel What you have is a relative of the box elder bug called a goldenrain tree bug ...


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Gall midges hoping to help clean 
up noxious weeds in Clifton area 


By Erin McIntyre

Some new residents moved into a little weed-infested plot in Clifton this week. Their names are Jaapiella ivannikovi and they’re gonna clean up the neighborhood because they have a job to do in the war on weeds. More commonly known as ...


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Yard of the Month program is back for another season in 2013

By Staff

With all the recent rain, lawns are perking up and flowering plants are putting on a show, if they haven’t already. Take a look around your neighborhood and make a nomination for Yard of the Month. Nominate a friend or neighbor’s ...


Pantry Challenge going ‘til the last rice grain

By Erin McIntyre

I’m pretty sure the Armageddon Pantry Challenge could last a few more months. On Day 65, I’m as surprised as anyone about this. Seriously. I had no idea that the combination of our food-hoarding abilities, penchant for sale-priced ...


Gardening Briefs, May 4, 2013

By Staff

Learn how to plant lavender at home A hands-on class teaching how to grow lavender in a pot or in your yard will be offered from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday and repeated from noon to 1:15 p.m. May 11 at Shabby Chic Boutique. 2586 Patterson ...


Poplar tree can grow leaves in weird ways

By Dennis Hill

I have a poplar tree in my backyard that is 1 1/2 years old. Over the past year and a half it has done a few funny things. Upon planting it, the leaves went yellow in the summer. I think we were over watering. Last summer (summer No. 2), we ...


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In the spirit 
of cleaning!

By Melinda Mawdsley

Some say robins or budding trees signal spring’s arrival. In Grand Junction, however, it could be argued spring hasn’t truly arrived until every city street is lined with garbage. Starting Monday and continuing through April 26, ...


Post-Christmas rule: One-in, one-out policy

By Erin McIntyre

After you’ve cleared the flurry of wrapping paper, Christmas is over and all the new toys and stuff need a place to be. Usually at our house, this meant that the new things either stayed in their former home under the Christmas tree ...


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