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In honor of 
Arbor Day, consider these famous trees

By Rachel Sauer

With the extremely rare exception (this means you, ratty Chinese elms), there are infinite things to love about trees. The splendor! The shade! The mulberries and coconuts! The multi-purpose symbolism! There’s a reason poets compose ...

The List: notable TV and film secretaries, receptionists or administrative assistants

By Staff

This is Administrative Professionals’ Week. Here are some notable TV and film secretaries, receptionists or administrative assistants: 1 Andy Sachs, “The Devil Wears Prada.”   2 April Ludgate, “Parks and ...

Fiancée at bachelor party? No way, Jose!

By Staff

Last Thursday’s paper carried a story so disturbing, so astonishingly nauseating, it made me question my belief in humanity. I am, of course, talking about the story about the man who invited his fiancée to his bachelor ...


CHEERS! Everyman’s drink

By Staff

Everyman’s drink I can’t stand the smell or taste of whiskey (I blame my youth) unless it’s a really, really good one. Since that usually means it must be a really, really expensive whiskey, the only way I can drink ...

BizBuzz, Thursday, April 24

By Staff

Motorcycle Accessories Unlimited, 2060 E. Main St., started in Grand Junction in 1980 and has been owned and operated by the same family ever since, said Steve Martin, son of company founder John Martin. Always on the lookout for new ...


Youngsters on the hunt for summer jobs

By Greg Ruland

Youngsters from around the Grand Valley poured into the cafeteria at Bookcliff Middle School Wednesday looking for a job and something fun to do for the summer. Linking youth to jobs for the season, the third-annual Summer Youth Education and ...

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

By The AP

OPAL, Wyo.  — A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal ...

Prescribed burn on Grand Mesa set for Thursday

By Gary Harmon

Federal officials are planning to conduct a prescribed fire on the Palisade watershed on Grand Mesa on Thursday. The controlled fire could produce smoke that would be visible in the Grand Valley. Palisade, Grand Junction and the Bureau of Land ...

Email letters, April 23, 2014

By Staff

Even in lackluster economy, positive thinking is important Conservatives have harped in doomsday unison that the economy is growing slowly because of President Obama.   I look back to the Clinton years when the economy grew steadily ...

Hemp expansion sails through Colorado Senate

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado bill to expand industrial hemp production has cleared the state Senate and now heads to the House. Senators voted 35-0 Wednesday to expand the number and size of farms growing hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating ...

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