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Fiber ‘explorer’ revels in her creative journeys

By Sherida Warner

Mary Hertert of Fruita is an explorer ... of fabric art as well as outdoor terrain. She and her husband, Doug Van Etten, moved to the Grand Valley last spring from Anchorage, Alaska. Together, they operate Western Slope Adventurers, ...

A date with Charles Dickens

By Rachel Sauer

A date with Charles Dickens ■ Feb. 7, 1812: Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, the oldest son of John and Elizabeth Dickens’ eight children. ■ 1812: Dickens’ father got sent to the Marshalsea ...


Enduring Dickens

By Rachel Sauer

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is the one everybody knows, but the one so many have actually read is this: “My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue ...

Book Notes, Feb. 5, 2012

By Staff

Group announces writing awards The Grand Junction Writers’ Cooperative will announce the winners of its fifth annual writers competition in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive. Along with the ...


Chiropractors can help keep horses fit and healthy

By Staff

Horses, we now understand, can benefit from chiropractic adjustments as much as humans do. (So can dogs and cats, and even birds.) Local chiropractor Shalona McFarland, whose dad is also a chiropractor, grew up in the Grand Valley riding and ...


Equine experts seek help

By Bob Silbernagel

After End of the Trail Horse Resuce of Olathe announced last month it was forming the Western Slope Hay Bank to help struggling horse owners feed their animals, the response was dramatic — especially from Mesa County.“I’d say ...

Colorado Mesa splits baseball doubleheader

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Colorado Mesa rallied to force extra innings then win to earn a split against Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University on Saturday in Phoenix. The Mavericks (2-1) scored two runs in the seventh inning to go extra innings then scored two more in the ...

Central wins SWL wrestling title

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Central High School swept all five of its duals Saturday to win the Southwestern League wrestling title at Grand Junction High School. The Warriors needed a second tiebreaker criteria (wins by pins and/or forfeits) to defeat Grand Junction ...

State Patrol: DUI checkpoints today in Mesa County

By Staff

The Colorado State Patrol’s Fruita troop said DUI checkpoints are scheduled today in Mesa County. The release doesn’t specify times or locations, but says checkpoints and increased patrols will move throughout the county on Feb. ...


Have cabin fever? February offers perfect time to get out and fish

By Dave Buchanan

Maybe it’s because February has the fewest number of days that it has the most ice-fishing tournaments. Can you say “cabin fever?” Two regional tournaments will take place Feb. 11 when hard-water anglers can soothe their ...

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