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Always trying to shed some light on a dark subject

By Gary McCallister

Well, now we’re finally getting somewhere. Science has verified, as much as it ever does, that there is such a thing as “dark energy.” This is important because apparently I have confused “dark energy” with ...


For The Record, March 11, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Waylon and Heather Cochrane, Clifton, a daughter, March 1. Leroy Carrasco Navarrette and Justine Franco, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 1. James and Sarah O’Hara, Grand Junction, a son, March 2. Rocko ...


Death Notices, March 11, 2017

By Staff

■ Dr. Melvin K. Beach, 99, Olathe, died March 8, 2017, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. Services will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Delta City Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; one son, Dr. Don Beach of Moulton, ...


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It’s a great time to get growing season started with hardy vegetables

By Erin McIntyre

The wait is over. Spring is nearly here (officially) and it’s the perfect time to plant hardy vegetables that prefer cooler temperatures. My general rule is that when the tulips emerge, the crocuses bloom, the garlic is a few inches ...


Not all mildew is created equal

By Dennis Hill

My neighbor behind our house has many mature shrubs and bushes which have mildew in the late summer and fall. Now I notice that a few of my shrubs that border her yard are getting a little bit of mildew during the growing season. I don’t ...


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Rare corpse flower the reek of the week

By Amy Hamilton

Something rare and stinky is going on at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. For all of about one day, visitors can view — and smell — the Amorphophallus Konjac, a plant known as the corpse flower or devil’s tongue. ...


Teacher accused of assault on pupil

By Katie Langford

A veteran Redlands Middle School special-needs teacher was issued a felony summons on Friday after he allegedly assaulted a special-needs student at the school in January. Kent Clinkingbeard, 58, of Whitewater, was issued a summons on ...


Crews put out fire at Battlement Mesa pipeline site

By Dennis Webb

Firefighters this week extinguished a fire at what has proven to be a problematic pipeline project site where Ursa Resources is planning to drill for natural gas in the residential community of Battlement Mesa. Dave Devanney with the group ...


Crews put out fire at Battlement Mesa pipeline site

By Dennis Webb

Firefighters this week extinguished a fire at what has proven to be a problematic pipeline project site where Ursa Resources is planning to drill for natural gas in the residential community of Battlement Mesa. Dave Devanney with the group ...


Sheriff issues felony summons for Redlands Middle School teacher

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a felony summons for a Redlands Middle School teacher after completing its investigation into an allegation of child abuse at the school. The summons is for Kent Clinkingbeard, 58, of ...


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