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Closed-circuit farming

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mark Beckner wants to answer a simple question: Can a boutique farm in an urban environment produce enough food and income to generate a viable living? He hopes the answer is yes. Beckner, formerly a computer programmer in Sante Fe, New ...

Biz Buzz, July 11, 2016

By Staff

Diana Conner’s new caregiving service, MLS Senior Care, is unique in a number of ways, but perhaps is mostly so because of the path Conner took to make it a reality. Conner, who formerly worked around the world in international ...

What Medicaid will cost you

By Garrett Forsgren/Steve Wright

Last week we explained that Medicare is not intended to provide assistance to seniors in need of long-term care unless their condition is either terminal or expected to improve. Instead, under certain circumstances, Medicaid will provide ...

Biz Buzz: July 7, 2016

By Staff

Downtown Grand Junction is an integral part of Jennie Mason. The 39-year-old has worked in that neighborhood since she was 17. So it was with a heavy heart that she announced this week that she will close Girlfriends, 438 Main St., later this ...



By Erin McIntyre

A portal to the tastes, smells and sounds of the South has opened up on Main Street, with the debut of Ella’s Blues Room restaurant at 336 Main St. Homesick Southerners will appreciate the boiled peanuts, fried okra and homemade chicken ...

Biz Buzz: July 3, 2016

By Staff

After 31 years of outfitting western Colorado in timeless Western wear — and helping out countless 4-H kids along the way — Harriet Crawford is ready to hang up her own hat and kick off her own boots. The owner of and namesake ...

Graff Dairy back in big way

By Staff

Graff Dairy back in big way Sure, this weekend’s reopening of Graff Dairy in Grand Junction after a two-year hiatus has a nostalgic appeal to it. After all, the roots of the community institution trace back to a dairy that was ...

Dave Says: No more guilt trips!

By Staff

No more guilt trips! Dear Dave, My parents left their six-figure jobs to enter the ministry when I was in high school. That was 10 years ago, and my mom still regularly asks me to share my money with them. I don’t mind helping out once ...

Biz Buzz: June 29, 2016

By Staff

The increasing buzz over mixed-martial arts and the high-profile UFC fights that have been drawing millions of viewers seem to be trickling down to fitness enthusiasts, who more and more are looking at full-contact sports to achieve their ...


Bert’s big hats: Buford’s outlandish caps on display at Veteran’s Art Center

By Duffy Hayes

Bert Buford is a veteran, an artist, and a businessman — and it’s because of the Veteran’s Art Center. The 63-year-old veteran of the United States Navy is a common sight most days at the center, 307 S. 12th St., which ...

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