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Play detective in the garden as a volunteer

By Erin McIntyre

I’ll never forget the call from a man who was using a toothbrush to clean his cactus. He just could not figure out what this stubborn white gunk was on the prickly pear pads. It was a kind of a cottony substance that shockingly turned ...

It’s too early to tell if emerald ash borer will affect our trees

By Dennis Hill

Last Saturday, I mentioned that there’s a new pest in our ash trees called emerald ash borer. This pest has received some press in the past year in Colorado when it was discovered in Boulder. It was introduced into the United States in ...

For the Record, Dec. 6, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Christopher and Ovella Fick, Clifton, a daughter, Oct. 14. Toby and Sonya Quintana, Montrose, a son, Oct. 29. Justin Terry and Brandy Barker, Clifton, a son, Oct. 31. Dillon and Dakota Reynolds, Grand ...

U.S. on the way to haggard society

By Gary McCallister

I read this week where the pope said Europe was getting “elderly and haggard.” My first reaction was, “And what’s wrong with that?” I know he didn’t mean anything personal, but really. I think I know what ...

Religion Briefs, Dec. 6, 2014

By Staff

Christmas pageants planned Dec. 14 All interested community children are invited to take part in the children’s Christmas pageants that will be presented at 9 and 
11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village ...

Death Notices, Dec. 6, 2014

By Staff

■ Patricia L. Aflen, 61, Grand Junction, died May 10, 2014. Ms. Aflen was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Steven Johnson; three sons, Brian, Shawn and Andrew, all of Grand Junction; two daughters, Stephanie of Grand ...

EPA proposes new controls for coal-fired plant

By Dennis Webb

A northeastern Utah power plant supplied by a Rangely-area coal mine would have to install new air-pollution controls under an Environmental Protection Agency proposal issued this week. The proposal applies to Deseret Power Electric ...

More Colorado students join police protests

By The AP

DENVER — More Colorado students left class on Friday to protest recent decisions not prosecute police officers in the deaths of two black men. About 400 students from several Aurora high school and middle schools converged on the Denver ...

Evictions underway in polygamous community

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Sheriff deputies in southern Utah are serving evictions on seven homes in Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect. Jeffrey Shields, an attorney working with officials appointed by a Utah judge to oversee the trust the homes ...

Email letters, December 5, 2014

By Staff

Police officer’s father thankful for article that highlights cops as helpful and kind I was pleased to see the picture in Thursday’s edition of the Sentinel of the police officer who was helping a young boy select gifts for his ...

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