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HG: Homegrown Column May 02, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I’m hoping you can answer a question for me. We have three honeysuckle vines that are about 20 years old. They are getting very leggy and spindly. I’ve tried pruning, but that only makes the tops bushier. Can I cut ...


Art Of Quilting Column April 26, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Granddad Wilson, like a quilt stuffed with batting, was chock-full of great stories that he loved to tell us of earlier times. One that especially sticks with me pertains to his mother, Mary, who grew up in a dugout along the banks of the ...


HG: SustainAbility Column April 25, 2009

By Adele Israel

For 20 years, homegrown Curbside Recycling Indefinitely has been in the business of recycling commodities in Grand Junction. Now, as a private contractor for the city, the company that also goes by GJ CRI picks up your recycling at your curb ...


HG: Annie Payne Column April 25, 2009

By Annie Payne

It’s taken me 10 long years to come up with this plan. And it will probably take me another 10 years to perfect. I would be lying if I told you it was easy. I would be lying if I told you there haven’t been some tears along the ...


HG: Homegrown Column April 25, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Last year, I lost my squash to squash bugs. Will marigolds planted in an area where zucchini plants are keep squash bugs off the plants? Thank you. — Lottie I’m afraid planting marigolds won’t help you with squash bugs ...


Student of the Week: April 20, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

Rumble strips not only save lives, but they’re also paying for Taylor Cunningham’s college tuition. Taylor will attend the Colorado School of Mines this fall on a full-tuition scholarship. He earned the E-days scholarship with his ...


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LS: Economy, local food movement make chicks popular purchase

By Melinda Mawdsley

Nick Shaffer cradled two chicks in his arms like newborn babies. Nick, 8, has raised chicks for several years in a heated shed behind his family’s Redlands home. “We got them because I just wanted to get them,” Nick said of ...


HG: SustainAbility Column April 18, 2009

By Adele Israel

Metaphysics and trash don’t seem to be related, but I observed a major step in a reincarnation process at Waste Management’s local recycling facility. Once you put recyclables at the curb or drop them off at a recycling center, ...


HG: Homegrown Column April 18, 2009

By Dennis Hill

A salesman from a lawn care company left a brochure on my front door with a message that said, “Ash borer in front tree — very serious — see holes.” Can you please explain what this is and what I can do to fix the ...


LS: Speaking of Science Column April 12, 2009

By Gary McCallister

Imagine you have built a small robot car powered by two electric motors, one to each rear wheel. If the right motor revolves more rapidly than the left motor, the car will veer to the left. If the left motor is faster than the right the car ...


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