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Growing demand for cardboard to be recycled might signal economic uptick

By Amy Hamilton

Cardboard piled up last winter at Curbside Recycling Indefinitely while the company’s owners waited for an uptick in the sluggish commodities market to make the recyclable materials somewhat profitable again. Now a sign at a local ...


1950s prankster baited scientists with his homemade ‘artifacts’

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Jack Daniel Stirling, somewhere, somehow, is smirking. Stirling, a World War II veteran who died in 1965, had the deft hands of an artist, the imagination of a novelist and the boldness of a con man. Picasso would nod in acknowledgement of a ...

Briefs: Local Business Sept. 20, 2009

By Staff

• Rail Head Super Shop, 810 North Ave., will open next month in the former location of Hard Body Fitness Outlet. The shop will sell and install glass, audio and video products, tinted glass and other car-related items. • ...

Avalon will show first episode of national parks TV series

By Melinda Mawdsley

After spending at least six years walking through America’s national parks, renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is ready to bring Mesa County closer to his work. A screening of the first episode of “The National Parks: ...

Hike along Creek Trail No. 1847 offers stellar views of Glenwood Canyon, moderate to difficult trek

By Bill Haggerty

I discovered No Name Creek Trail No. 1847 — aka, the Jessie Weaver Trail — by accident a couple of years ago. I was hoping for a bike ride through Glenwood Canyon but I forgot my bike shoes, and you know, you can’t pedal one ...

Color Sun Grand Mesa 9-18-9

High-country splendor of Color Sundays

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So you have the car loaded up with jackets and snacks. Binoculars are in hand, as is a fully charged battery for the camera. You’re ready to make the drive over Grand Mesa to witness the fall fashion show of Mother Nature. Do you need a ...


Injuries can’t keep Loma’s Jimmy Allen from doing what he loves: wrestling steer

By Staff

Jimmy Allen tried to stay away from the rodeo. After a severe injury to his right knee four years ago, the Loma resident tried to put rodeo in his rearview mirror and get on with his life. “It was in my blood,” Allen said. ...

Baucus aims for compromise on health treatment

By The Daily Sentinel

The legislation introduced by Montana Sen. Max Baucus last week has refocused the debate on health care reform, but it hasn’t resulted in the bipartisan support Baucus hoped it would generate. It hasn’t even won the support of ...

You Said It Sept. 20, 2009

By Special to the Sentinel

• Fruita, nice going on your upcoming community rec center. Fruita youth are lucky, for sure. It will keep them busy in positive ways, instead of wondering what negative thing there is to do next. Grand Junction, stop shaming ...

SPEAKING OF SCIENCE A stinging commentary on efficient use of space

By Gary McCallister

Because I recently had to ship a large number of music CDs for Flaming Moth Studio, I was led to ponder the age-old question of how to most efficiently package three- dimensional objects into a given three-dimensional space.  I have been ...

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