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Trellises help vegetables grow up

By Erin McIntyre

If there’s no room to grow out, you must grow up. That’s been the primary rule for constructing trellises in my garden in the past. But I’ve recently discovered that trellising has advantages beyond conserving space in a ...

Traffic Alert, July 15, 2012

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ 2012 Interstate 70 Business Loop Roadway Construction – Phase 2: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. ...

Quilters extend helping hand to wildfire victims

By Sherida Warner

Before moving to Grand Junction in 2001, I lived in Colorado Springs for a little more than three years. It’s a beautiful city at the foot of Pikes Peak, which never fails to take my breath away. My husband and I always said we felt ...

Book notes, July 15, 2012

By Ann Wright

Presentation set for DIY hero Ron Tanner, author of “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story,” will give a presentation with a slide show at 2 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St. Tanner’s book tells the ...

Adobe Creek Mixed League Golf Results July 15, 2012

By Julie Norman

Adobe Creek Mixed League - July 15, 2012 4 Person Scramble - Mesa 1st Chuck T., Linda T., Ken B., Stacy B.   2nd David S., Jamie R., Tim B., Kym ...

A balanced development plan is key for the Roan Plateau

By Guest Columnist

By Michael Freeman On June 22, a U.S. District Court in Denver struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for oil and gas drilling on the Roan Plateau. Judge Marcia Krieger ruled that BLM failed to consider a more balanced ...

Fire on the mountain: Lessons from Storm King, 18 years later

By Guest Columnist

By Andrew Gulliford We live with the heat, the dust, the smoke. They live with the fire. We complain, but they do the work as volunteers for local fire departments and as red-card carrying federal firefighters on hotshot crews. Wildland ...

Why is so much national political attention on Mesa County?

By Krystyn Hartman

How is it that Mesa County continues to garner so much national attention? From the nation’s number-one ranking in quality health care at the lowest cost to world-class outdoor recreation to a steady stream of presidential candidates, ...

Your Town, July 15, 2012

By Tammy Gemaehlich

There’s something sneaky on the prowl and its name is Back to School. Subtly it lurks, like a burglar, ready to steal what’s left of summer. Smack dab in the midst of their summer break — with days splashing at the pool, ...


Paonia author builds on learned persistence, success

By Rachel Sauer

In the mangrove swamps outside Washington, D.C., in a drowned future America where battling warlords’ armies are staffed with child soldiers, a monstrous alligator lurked among the mossy roots of water plants. A wounded soldier named ...

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