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Give this quilter an inch, she’ll give you an inchie

By Sherida Warner

If you believe in going that extra mile for a cause you hold dear, here’s a woman who measures her success by every single inch. Nadine Ruggles of Angelbachtal, Germany, is the author of “Inchie Quilts,” featuring little ...


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Novotny dedicates time to lifting weights, cutting body fat

By Allen Gemaehlich

Mark Novotny was once a promising athlete with something to prove. A college athletic career was tough to let go, but the Grand Junction 21-year-old has found another avenue to prove himself in a competitive realm. The former Grand Junction ...


Gruff Ed Carpenter was a gentleman of diverse skills who loved the West

By Bob Silbernagel

When I began reporting on the Colorado Legislature in 1986, I was able to quickly learn the ropes of Capitol coverage with the aid of Mesa County’s legislative delegation at the time. That delegation was headed by Sen. Tilman Bishop, ...


SPEAKING OF SCIENCE All the buzz on honey as sweet medicine

By Gary McCallister

In 1976, my wife and I were in a head-on collision that left me semi-scalped from my eyebrows to about half-way back on my head.  It looked pretty awful but was actually not a serious injury. The doctors sent me home with instructions ...


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Griffons get ahead early, hold on to top Mavericks

By Allen Gemaehlich

Before you knew it, the Mesa State College football team found itself in a deep hole. By the time the Mavericks football team could start digging out of the hole, it was too late. Missouri Western State scored two early touchdowns Saturday on ...


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Fruita’s Paulson fans twelve, homers in win

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Mallory Paulson showed why she is one of the up-and-coming softball players in the Grand Valley. The Fruita Monument freshman struck out 12 batters and hit a home run Saturday in Fruita’s 9-0 win over Thomas Jefferson at the Peach Fuzz ...


Briefs: Biz briefs Sept. 06, 2009

By Emily Shockley

At Home Interior Design Inc. has moved from 225 E. Aspen St. in Fruita to 2387 River Road in Grand Junction. The new location features a larger showroom and studio and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. The ...


Bubble bursts for TV soap operas after decades of devoted viewership

By Melinda Mawdsley

News of the death of the soap opera has not been greatly exaggerated. On Sept. 18, “Guiding Light” airs its final episode after 72 years of play on radio then television, making it the longest-running drama ever, according to the ...


Minnick’s largemouth weighs in at 8.3 pounds

By Dave Buchanan

The photos are grainy, as if taken with a cell phone camera, but they’re clear enough to show Dave Minnick of Grand Junction holding a largemouth bass Minnick said weighed 8.3 pounds. That’s a big bass no matter where you toss ...


Briefs: Your Town Sept. 06, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Labor Day weekend is an oxymoron. While its purpose is to salute the work force and give us a day off to rest, I bet most people will be laboring hard at home, fixing stuff around the house or working hard playing at many of the recreation ...


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