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Art of Quiltng Column May 10, 2009

By Sherida Warner

So it began. The letter writer, Brenda Manges Papadakis of San Antonio, started a phenomenon nearly 17 years ago that circles the globe, brings 1,700 people together through an online quilting bee and has sold 90,000 copies of a book titled ...

HG: SustainAbility Column May 09, 2009

By Adele Israel

My head is still spinning from my whirlwind trip to Denver last weekend for the Green Festival, a joint effort of Global Exchange and Green America. The Green Festival was everything I’d hoped for and then some. Between the speakers ...

HG: Annie Payne Column May 09, 2009

By Annie Payne

“I know a name, a glorious name, dearer than any other. Listen, I’ll whisper the name to you. It is the name of Mother.” I love my mom, I love being a mom and as these lyrics from a children’s song book I’ve had ...

HG Homegrown Column May 09, 2009

By Dennis Hill

How can I get rid of goatheads? They’re all over the place. — Maria Goatheads are a tough weed to control, but it can be done. Goathead is an annual weed, germinating in the spring and dying off before winter but not before ...

History Here and Now May 08, 2009

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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: 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 ...

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