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High-pressure ridge kept June dry

By Rachel Sauer

If it was hard to swallow in June, if it seemed like there were not enough eye drops in the world to make your eyes stop feeling gritty, if you reapplied Chap Stick every two minutes and it still didn’t seem often enough, there’s a ...


Storm King memorabilia to be in public collections

By Dennis Webb

Today’s 20th anniversary of the 14 firefighter deaths on Storm King Mountain has served as the impetus behind efforts to create public collections and, in at least one case, a permanent collection of memorabilia related to the ...

GJ police hope for extended cold-case grant

By Paul Shockley

The future of a renewed focus on cold-case homicides at the Grand Junction Police Department may hinge on the extension of a federal grant. Grand Junction Police Sgt. William Baker said the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has requested an ...


Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?

By Rachel Sauer

Maybe memory is too kind, maybe it was more difficult than we remember, but in the sunny haze of retrospect it seems like all that was needed was an honest “Can I pway wif you?” Or maybe it was even simpler: “Let’s be ...

How to keep food safe on those summer picnics

By Staff

The problem with potato salad is that it’s good until it isn’t. And in this long Fourth of July weekend, what might be considered the unofficial kick-off to barbecue season, it pays to consider the potato salad. Specifically, just ...


Oil field 

By Amy Hamilton

Not much housecleaning gets done when Justin Page gets home. After working a 15-day “hitch” for Cal-Frac in the oil fields of Williston, North Dakota, the six days off that follow are precious time with his family, wife Angela, ...


Area drivers enjoying relatively cheap auto insurance

By Greg Ruland

Grand Junction was one of nine Colorado cities where drivers pay the least for auto insurance, an online research group announced last week., which promotes itself as an in-depth research group that focuses on value for ...

The bathtub: Where family traditions come to soak and eat Oreos

By Kami Collins

I love my family. We are one big bunch of quirkiness trying to play it cool, and keep crazy under wraps and mostly succeeding, I think. But every once in a while, something weird pops up, as it does in most families. The latest: My husband, ...

Book notes, July 6, 2014

By Staff

Store hosts authors for Thursday event Authors Judy Harrington and Jan Weeks will be making presentations and signing copies of their books during the next Off the Shelf event from 6–8 p.m. Thursday at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 ...


We owe a lot of credit to peregrines of Chimney Rock

By Staff

Originally published in hardcover in 1991, “Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock” chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a young female biologist stationed atop Chimney Rock between Bayfield and Pagosa ...

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