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Homegrown: Taking care of amaryllis

By Dennis Hill

I have a beautiful amaryllis that I received this Christmas. How should I take care of this plant? I’ve heard that you can keep amaryllis from year to year. If so, should I transplant it into a bigger pot now or should I plant it out in ...

SustainAbility: Easing away from petrochemicals

By Adele Israel

You may have noticed gas prices are on the way up again. Some experts even predict the price of a gallon of gas will hit $4 by the end of this year. Reducing your petroleum consumption will become a hot topic as gas prices rise. The easiest ...


One Book selects a thriller for 2011

By Rachel Sauer

There’s a long-lost twin and a lonely, dried-up reservoir. There’s a college dropout and a father long presumed to be an uncle. There’s a recent high school graduate in flight with her former history teacher. There are twists ...

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Decades later, Mesa State students try again for a diploma

By Melinda Mawdsley

Retirement finally gave Katie Steele the time and motivation to go back to college. After having “a wonderful time, I think,” Steele dropped out of Mesa State College in 1969 following several semesters pursuing her dream of, ...

Police say 10 area businesses sold alcohol to underage person

By Staff

The Grand Junction Police Department reported today that 10 of 85 businesses failed compliance checks this weekend when they sold alcohol to an underage investigator. Officers and deputies from the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa ...

Snow, measured in feet, expected for high country

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado’s mountains are getting more snow. The snow began falling Sunday and it’s expected to continue into Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service said accumulations of between 1 and 2 feet were ...

Anthony: I’ll be with Nuggets all week

By The AP

SAN ANTONIO — Carmelo Anthony insists he’s not leaving Denver. At least not this week. Anthony said following Sunday’s loss in San Antonio that he’ll be with the Nuggets back home Wednesday night against Oklahoma City, ...

Online system aims to cut teacher license backlog

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado education official says a new online application system should help reduce a backlog in processing applications for teaching licenses. Jami Goetz of the Office of Professional Services and Educator Licensing says a ...

Marches, parades and rodeo mark MLK Day in Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — Coloradans are marking Martin Luther King Jr. day with marches and parades as well as a rodeo. Participants in Denver’s annual marade — a combination march and parade — walked down Colfax Avenue to Civic ...

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New Health Department director wants to fill gaps in county services

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Jeff Kuhr was responsible for building the Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, Neb., from the ground up — literally. Until the multibillion-dollar national tobacco settlement of 1998, there was no public health coverage in ...

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