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Don’t fall for that bad gardening advice

By Erin McIntyre

One of the things about being a master gardener that annoys me is the vast amount of terrible gardening advice that exists. I didn’t anticipate this. It’s especially bad on the Internet. I’m going to pick on Pinterest ...

Moist May draws out snowpack

By Dennis Webb

A moist-to-the-point-of-monsoonal May has done much to prolong Colorado’s snowpack this year. Precipitation that was 239 percent of average across the state’s mountains has boosted the state’s snowpack to 212 percent of ...

Western Slope delegation heads to Canada

By Staff

Several western Colorado business people and government officials are heading north to Canada this week in hopes of drumming up economic development for the region. Seventeen people representing private industry, governments and nonprofit ...

Wet, humid weather hits sycamore with anthracnose

By Dennis Hill

We have a big old sycamore tree in our yard, and it just looks awful this spring. There are hardly any leaves, and the ones that were coming out are drying up. Did the tree freeze this spring, or is there something else going on? — ...

Cyclists to pedal over monument

By Gary Harmon

Ride the Rockies will kick off next week with a Sunday ride along Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive. The 2,000 Ride the Rockies participants will travel from the Grand Junction entrance westward, to the entrance at ...


Disparate groups back feds’ plan for forests

By Gary Harmon

The first steps to deal with a beetle infestation on Grand Mesa could take place as early as next spring, though Forest Service officials acknowledge there is no reversing the damage. “We’re not going to stop the beetle ...

Death Notices, June 6, 2015

By Staff

■ Glen Farmer, 84, Palisade, died May 17, 2015, in Denver. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Goodwill Community Room, 630 24 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. He is survived by two sons, David and Gerald, both of Denver; and two ...

Blotter: June 6, 2015

By Staff

Phone threats lead to jail Earl Rogers, 36, was arrested Thursday night by Grand Junction police officers on suspicion of felony menacing, harassment and domestic violence, after he allegedly threatened in a phone conversation to “put ...

Briefs: June 6, 2015

By Staff

Motorcycle ride postponed one week Inclement weather has postponed the sixth annual Tracy Bain Ride for Life motorcycle ride, sponsored by Colorado Steel Cowgirls, to benefit Grand Valley Oncology. The ride, originally scheduled for today, ...

Hay barn burns in Rifle

By Staff

A hay barn burned east of Rifle on Friday when it was inadvertently ignited by nearby burning activity. The fire occurred on Garfield County Road 223 on the west end of Silt Mesa about 
2 p.m. Garfield County sheriff spokesman Walt ...

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