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History Here and Now May 08, 2009

By Kathy Jordan

Marie Tipping and Kris and Eric Kjeldgaard, along with their partner, John Handley, recently received awards for their historic preservation efforts from the Grand Junction Historic Preservation Board.      The National ...


LS REPAIR 4-30

LS: Consumers see value in fixing vacuums, appliances

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rodney Adams has about 30 vacuum cleaners in his shop waiting to be serviced or repaired. Of those, several are worth more than $1,000 and a decision to fix them has always been a no-brainer, said the owner of Russ Vacuums. But the rest of ...


Art of Quilting Column may 03, 2009

By Sherida Warner

When quilt artist Melinda Bula grows flowers at her home in El Dorado Hills, Calif., they “bloom” with lightning speed. Starting with the seed of an idea, she’s often inspired by an outdoor photo she’s taken. Once ...


HW: Your Town Column May 03, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Time and the elements are against me. I have tried for the past few weeks to plant some pretty flowers in a brick garden area in the backyard, but I can’t seem to get the project done, let alone started. Mother Nature’s fickle ...


HG: SustainAbility Column May 02, 2009

By Adele Israel

Long before you could recycle paper and plastic products in Grand Junction, you could get paid to recycle metal at Van Gundy’s and you still can. Founded in 1929, the company incorporated in 1964 as AMPCO Inc., which has evolved into ...


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 ...


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