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HG: Homegrown Column April 11, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Need your advice on my Rose of Sharon. I’m thinking of transplanting it because it is about 4 feet from an outside door, and I’m concerned it’s going to get too big. It is 9 years old and about 5 feet tall and ...


LS: Brides find ways to save, no matter who is hitched to the bill

By Melinda Mawdsley

Andrea Mitchell is paying for her wedding in cash. When Mitchell, 21, and fiance Drew Keck, 26, host their wedding next month in Grand Junction, they will have homemade centerpieces at the reception tables and homemade ...

LS: Wedding business tied into the economic knot

By Melinda Mawdsley

Judy Panozzo rarely discounts her wedding gowns. But through March 31, she offered a $99 Stimulus Sale at Victoria Rose, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50. Brides could get $99 off any wedding dress at the store. The sale was directly related to a ...

LS: Seamstress and authority on wedding, prom dresses

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alice Muhr, a seamstress at Victoria Rose, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50, has lived in western Colorado her entire life. She was born and raised in Olathe. On a recent afternoon, Muhr, 52, enjoyed a decaf nonfat iced white mocha while talking ...

LS: Speaking of Science Column April 05, 2009

By Staff

Every day, most of us use mathematics in some way. We use it to make sure we get the right amount of change when we buy a cheeseburger. Carpenters calculate areas of structures they plan to build. And we want to make sure we have enough ...

LS: Art of Quilting Column April 05, 2009

By Sherida Warner

A sense of loss pervades the fiber art of Rayna Gillman, and try as she might, she cannot get away from these deep feelings. This professional quilt artist from West Orange, N.J., says a trip to her family’s roots in Poland in 1997 ...

LS: Your Town Column April 05, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

In my eighth-grade physical education class, we were timed running the quarter-mile circular track, and I managed to keep up with a gal who was on the school’s track team. “Wow, I must run fast,” I thought. “I should ...

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 ...


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 ...

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