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HG: SustainAbility April 04, 2009

By Adele Israel

Enough is enough. Looking at mounds of paper from my favorite charities, I know there must be a better way for charitable organizations to stay in touch with committed donors. We all passionately support causes, but it’s hard to ...


HG: Homegrown Column April 04, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I have quite a few lavender plants that are at least 4 years old. How much can I prune them down, and when would be a good time? Thanks. — Ann You need to be a bit careful about pruning lavender. Lavender is a bit of an ...


WHITE FAMILY HOME 2 3-30.

LS: General contractor Bilger uses his expertise for family in need

By Melinda Mawdsley

Cal Bilger can’t remember where he heard his favorite expression, but he tries to live by it daily: “Concentrate on the windshield, not on the rear-view mirror.” The 68-year-old general contractor and founder of B&B ...


HG: SustainAbility Column March 28, 2009

By Adele Israel

Local musher, Optometrist Steven Bethka, a prominent local musher, enjoys being out in the winter sunshine with his four sled dogs. “The dogs really love to go out and run,” he said. Three or four times a week Bethka takes his ...


HG: Homegrown Column March 28, 2009

By Dennis Hill

We are planning to redo our strawberry bed this spring because we want to replace June-bearing plants with an ever-bearing variety. Can you recommend a variety that will be ever-bearing in our location (elevation 5,300 feet)? I am of the ...


LS: Your Town Column March 22, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Yellow is a dominant color in the valley this time of year. Daffodils bloom in gardens, yellow forsythias brightens the landscape and don’t forget those packets of marshmallow Peeps lining the seasonal aisle at the grocery store. It ...


Art olf Quilting Column March 22, 2009

By Sherida Warner

This woman believes she is on a mission from God and, in June, she plans to make an arduous 28-hour pilgrimage of sorts to the African equator. As a team leader for Crossroads United Methodist Church, Rita Larson of Grand Junction hopes to ...


HG: SustainAbility Column March 21, 2009

By Adele Israel

An ancient building method with a new twist is cropping up in Western Colorado and even in Mesa County. For thousands of years, people have constructed buildings from the earth, and with the help of modern machinery this art has culminated in ...


HG: Homegrown Column March 21, 2009

By Dennis Hill

What is a pre-emergent spray and when should it be applied for fruit trees? Also, is there a schedule for this area for seasonal spraying? — Carol Since pre-emergents control the weed by preventing normal germination, it’s vital ...


W. Bruce Cameron Coulmn March 15, 2009

By Guest Columnist

I am one of those people who consistently makes the mistake of believing that friends of mine would enjoy being friends with each other. Recently, I set two people up on a blind date. Her name is Natalie, and his is Brad. Naturally, I ...


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