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The rainbow time machine

By Staff

If this story was a movie, the kind you hear about but never actually see, it might go something like this: Curious young boy meets crazy old professor who invents and attaches a time machine to a fancy car. Together they travel where no man ...

Tax-free zone bill expected for next week

By Charles Ashby

A bill to create tax-free zones in rural parts of the state is expected to be introduced into the Colorado Legislature sometime next week. The idea, based on the first-of-its-kind program started last year in New York, is designed to spur ...

California drought could impact Western Slope

By Gary Harmon

Even before California declared mandatory water restrictions last week, water purveyors in the Golden State were paying top dollar for water already in the state. That suggests the price of water from upstream might fetch even more money ...

A variety of foods to test your taste buds

By Dixie Burmeister

Who knew beets, carrots and macaroni and cheese would be my chosen topics for today. And it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke!  Starting off, a few weeks ago, my husband Fred and I attended a Palisade Chamber’s Business ...


Celebrate rebirth

By Rachel Sauer

Beneath the splendid gold and scarlet of autumn hovers a ribbon of melancholy — an inescapable memento mori as the final leaves wither and brown and drift down from the cottonwood trees. It is a death, charitably call it a sleep because ...

Book notes, April 5, 2015

By Ann Wright

Poetry Contest accepting entries Mesa County Libraries is sponsoring a Poetry Contest for poets age 18 and older. Poets may submit two original, unpublished poems for a chance to win Downtown Grand Junction gift certificates. The poems ...



By Bob Silbernagel

Justin Dunn came to the realization some time ago that “I don’t have control of the horse. If she wants to go somewhere else, she can.” Instead of control, he said, he has an ongoing conversation with whatever horse he is ...

Upcoming Events

By Bob Silbernagel

April 10–11: Rodeo, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction. Colorado Mesa University Rodeo Team. April 11: Barrel racing, Garfield County Fairgrounds, Rifle. April 18: Team penning, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. Western Slope ...


‘Poets Can’t Sing’ shows power of music on veterans

By Laurena Mayne Davis

In the novel “Poets Can’t Sing,” Stella is a steadfast nurse determined to heal returning World War II veterans in San Francisco. The injuries inflicted upon the veterans are more than physiological. There are the invisible ...


Painting on eggshells

By Amy Hamilton

As a former victim’s advocate, Cheryl Chittenden spent 15 years in the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office helping people whose lives were suspended in a fragile balance. So the analogy is not lost on her that she now finds ...

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