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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 ...


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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 ...


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