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DRIP Column July 11, 2009

By Guest Columnist

By JOSEPH BURTARD Special to the Sentinel The average Grand Valley resident uses approximately 91 gallons of water in his or her home each day, according to local water providers. Household appliances are major contributors to the amount of ...

SustainAbility Column July 04, 2009

By Adele Israel

This past Tuesday , I had the privilege of participating in the 2009 Western Colorado Sustainability Roundtable with 40 other lucky people. The event was hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado with help from Green Guides of the Grand ...

DRIP Column July 04, 2009

By Guest Columnist

By DENIS REICH Special to the Sentinel It was a wet spring here in the Grand Valley. For many, it was the wettest they can remember. For some of us, this means we can procrastinate no longer on re-shingling the roof. For others, it raises ...

Annie Payne Column July 04, 2009

By Annie Payne

The largest house in America is in Asheville, N.C. It boasts 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. It was constructed over six years and completed in 1895. It served as the family home of George and ...

Homegrown Column July 04, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Our 8-year-old redbud has loose bark at its base. I’ve peeled some off and don’t see any pests. I’ve removed river rock to give it more “air.” Should I be worrying?  — Pat Does the tree look good ...

Dixie Burmeister Column July 01, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

Let’s talk culinary delights for the Fourth of July, but first a Tomato Update: On Father’s Day, June 21, (note the irony) at 4:35 p.m., weighing in at 3 1/2 ounces and in perfect shape, the first Burmeister tomato was picked. AND ...

Homegrown Column June 27, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Do I cut the rose off my rose bush to make the plant bigger? — Rosemary Most folks who ask that question are wondering whether and when to cut off the old spent blooms on their rose. This process is called deadheading. Deadheading is ...

Car show 6-21-9

Many display love of cars at show

By Melinda Mawdsley

Terry Johnson knew why men such as him love cars. “It’s in our DNA,” Johnson said. “We like bright, shiny things. They make noise. We get attention.” Johnson, of Clifton, was one of the 150-plus people who ...


Kids share their favorite photos of their fathers

By Melinda Mawdsley

Armed with digital cameras, several local children spent the past weeks taking pictures of their fathers in honor of Father’s Day. The children, ranging in ages from 3 to 12, selected their favorite picture from the dozens they clicked. ...


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• Brett McCoin, Wells Fargo banker “My father always told me never buy the things you don’t have the money to buy, and always save $25 from every paycheck.” • Jessie White “Don’t get a credit ...

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