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102311 OUT Sunday column

Ski areas to get upgrades thanks to the passing of enhancement act

By Dave Buchanan

So, what do disc golf, zip lines, Campagnolo 15-speed derailleurs and radial sidecut skis have in common? Thanks to the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act, which the Senate passed Tuesday and sent to the White House, these and ...


Man, 62, killed in mountain biking accident

By Paul Shockley

A man who was riding a mountain bike with a friend near De Beque died Friday night from injuries suffered in a fall. Steven D. Chesley, 62, of Rifle, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a blunt-force neck injury during a fall, ...


Man killed in rollover crash near De Beque

By Paul Shockley

A man was killed early Saturday after his sport-utility vehicle rolled on Interstate 70 near De Beque. Vicente Lima Leon, 29, Grand Junction, lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe roughly two miles east of De Beque, which left the roadway and ...


Homegrown: Oct. 23, 2011

By Dennis Hill

How do you winterize and care for potted roses? — Molly There are two issues in bringing a potted rose through the winter successfully: cold and water. Many roses can be a bit marginal here in their cold hardiness to begin with, but ...


Drip tip: Oct. 22, 2011

By Staff

FALL YARD FERTILIZING: Fertilize your lawn with twice the usual amount of nitrogen just before you winterize your sprinkler system. This will increase root depth and reduce disease problems next spring and summer. The Drought Response ...


Sustainability: Oct. 22, 2011

By Adele Israel

Sharing and collaborating will be the order of the day at the Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum hosted by the Water Center on Oct. 31 at Colorado Mesa University. Hannah Holm, water center coordinator, said the forum will be a ...


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September Yard of the Month

By Staff

By the numbers: body-part appraisals don’t add up

By Gary McCallister

Some of the stuff I find scientifically interesting just isn’t very practical. How do cats lap up milk with their tongue? Have you ever tried to do that? Why are bees’ eyes hairy? The fact that the universe is expanding surely ...


Denver police spend $365k on Occupy Denver work

By The AP

DENVER — Denver has spent $365,000 in overtime expenses over five days for their work on the Wall Street protests. The Denver Post reports that the spending includes police, sheriff, public works and environmental health departments. ...


Congress passes bill to boost ski areas

By The AP

CHEYENNE — Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate has passed a bill that would allow more recreational activities at ski areas on U.S. Forest Service land. The Wyoming Republican says the Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act was ...


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