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The unintended consequences of scientific discoveries

By Gary McCallister

Scientists mean well. We really do. I don’t personally know any mad scientists who are trying to harm anyone. I suppose they are out there. Most of the ones I know are a kindly bunch who actually think they are trying to better the lot ...

Death notices, March 7, 2015

By Staff

■ Kenneth Gomez, 57, Grand Junction, died Jan. 1, 2015. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery on Orchard Mesa. ■ Danny Green, 59, Craig, died March 5, 2015, at his home. Services will be st 2 p.m. today at the ...


Plans for coal mine scrapped

By Dennis Webb

A company’s efforts to open a coal mine in the Bookcliffs north of Loma have come to an end. Kentucky-based Rhino Resource Partners LP said this week that it is no longer pursuing development of its Red Cliff project and is recording a ...

Early bloomers should be fine, but watch freeze

By Dennis Hill

My daffodils are up, and I’m worried about snow. Will this hurt my flowers? What should I do for them? — Donna The early spring bloomers such as your daffodils are surprisingly tough. I’ve seen them lots of times frosted ...

Zero Waste Challenge a battle of plastic

By Erin McIntyre

A stupid plastic bottle in the trash caused the first squabble in the Zero Waste Challenge of 2015. I suppose I’m not surprised. I’d spent most of the week digging things out of the garbage, announcing, “This goes in the ...

Prosecutors want photos of theater shooting kept from public

By The AP

DENVER — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case want a judge to keep the public from seeing graphic autopsy and crime-scene photos during the trial. Prosecutors wrote in a Thursday court filing that families of the 12 people ...


Romanian baker Mihaela Chiriloaia brings 
European-style pastries to Grand Junction

By Greg Ruland

Mihaela’s Bakery sells no doughnuts. This disappoints practically no one. That’s because Mihaela Chiriloaia is a talented baker whose delicate European-style pastries put bear claws to shame. Chiriloaia glows with the energy of a ...


Horse play: Brian Crandall enjoys life as farrier, horseshoe artist

By Rachel Sauer

Mr. T was not especially inclined to lift his hoof. In fact, he stood with all four of them firmly planted on the gravel, projecting a very clear attitude of “Nope.” Brian Crandall rubbed a gentle hand down Mr. T’s neck and ...


Star warrior: StarTek site director Dennis Foos gets to know employees, 
even when there are a

By Gary Harmon

About 10 years ago, Jenny Lockwood signed up for training at StarTek in Grand Junction. Hers was but one face among 350 to 400 others, all brand new, Lockwood said. In other words, pretty much invisible. On the second day of training, ...


Sara Donaldson loves passing on family’s tradition 
of serving Motor City pies at Junct’n Squa

By Patti Arnold

Sara Donaldson’s first job at Junct’n Square Pizza was to clean the gum off the bottom of the tables. She was 4. Now, the 36-year-old owner of the 36-year-old pizza joint just off the corner of Seventh and Main streets in ...

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