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Issues with your name? Perhaps it’s time for a change

By Erin McIntyre

What’s in a name? A lot, some would say. Names are full of social expectations, identity issues and assumptions. They provide sociologists a window on cultural beliefs and practices, and the topic has attracted many studies. One of the ...

Blotter, Aug. 2, 2015

By Staff

National Night Out party The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Crime Stoppers is co-sponsoring a free community party Tuesday in honor of National Night Out. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Kimwood Park in ...


Unusual baby names more common than you might think

By Erin McIntyre

When ReBecca Hunt-Foster delivered her baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital last month, she had to make the newest arrival to the family Facebook-official. “Welcome to the world, China Cat Sunflower Foster, in honor of the concert John ...

Book Notes, August 2, 2015

By Staff

Event highlights author’s tandem tour Author and world-traveler Jamie Bianchini will be at Brown Cycles, 549 Main St., on Wednesday to discuss his eight-year, 80-country journey riding around the world on a tandem bike. That journey ...


Former math teacher adds up basics for students

By Laurena Mayne Davis

“Down and Dirty: A How to Math Book” is a solid primer for anyone needing to brush-up on the fundamentals of mathematics. Former educator and Grand Junction author Phyllis Hunsinger walks readers through fractions to quadratics ...


Agency action, legislation to affect wild horses

By Bob Silbernagel

As the town of De Beque gets ready to celebrate Wild Horse Days Aug. 20-23, and in the process recognize the wild horses of the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range, it’s worth noting that July was an important month for wild horses in the ...

Best of Bridge, Aug. 2, 2015

By Staff

Here are results of recent bridge games: July 22: Allison Regan and Judy Tirpack; Bruce Kolisek and Christian Martenson. July 24: Sue Cox and Rocky Otto; Sylvia Morrison and Carolyn Wiley. July 28: Bill Voss and Helen Bledsoe; Wiley and ...

Weekly Calendar, Aug. 2, 2015

By Staff

Aug. 2 Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 20, downtown Palisade, vendors, produce, music, food, demonstrations, 464-5602, Benefit for the Lyon family, 3–7 p.m., Edgewater ...

Pegging Out, Aug. 2, 2015

By Staff

Two Rivers Cribbage Club, July 30: ■ First place, Terry Ackerson, Grand Junction ■  Second place, Tony Hober, Grand Junction ■ Third place, Doris Anderson, Grand Junction The Two Rivers Cribbage Club meets at 6 p.m. ...

Your Town, Aug. 2, 2015

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A big thank you to clubs, organizations and nonprofits who have already submitted information for inclusion in the Sunday, Sept. 13 Users’ Guide. To assure the listings are categorized properly, you are asked to include a brief ...

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