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Even warm spring days not necessarily kind to bees

By Staff

It has been a mild winter and spring. These sunny spring days remind me of a time I often went to eat my lunch at the Orchard Mesa Cemetery. I know that sounds peculiar. I was working outdoors at the time, and sometimes I was close to the ...


Fly rod maker in Montrose known worldwide for excellence

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For nearly 40 years, Scott Fly Rod Co. has designed rods to catch big fish, such as President George H.W. Bush and actors Harrison Ford and Michael Keaton. “I’ve heard (former President) Jimmy Carter has many, many of our fly ...

Death Notices, March 18, 2012

By Staff

■ Helen M. Brown, 91, Grand Junction, died March 13, 2012, at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez, with burial to follow at the Cortez Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was a registered ...

For the Record, March 17, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Morris and Rochelle Beebe, Fruita, a son, March 1. Adam and Jennifer Bennett, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 1. Chris Gift and Shalea Pinnt-Gift, Fruita, a son, March 1. Richard and Aubree Harrison, ...

Religion Briefs, March 17, 2012

By Staff

Missionary work focus of conference The Christian Churches of the Grand Valley area are sponsoring the World Mission Conference March 23-25 to promote an interest in missions. The conference features 30 to 35 missionaries who have served ...

Homegrown: Prepare for rose pruning in April

By Dennis Hill

We moved to a house that has several different roses, but we’re not sure of the type. We were wondering if we should cut the stems down or just leave them alone with their leaves still on the stems? — Mish You’ll want to ...


West Life: E-waste, a different kind of trash

By Erin McIntyre

You’ve been using the shiny new laptop you got for Christmas for a few months now. It’s time to spring clean, and your old laptop has been gathering dust because you weren’t sure what do with it, or you were too lazy to deal ...

Taylor made dreams come true for young athletes

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Gene Taylor and baseball fit together like a shortstop’s hand in his old, trusty mitt. The former Grand Junction High School and University of Colorado player spent two years in the Baltimore Orioles organization and played in the early ...


GJ icon Gene Taylor dies

By Paul Shockley

Jamie Hamilton in the early 1980s was coaching a young man who had baseball dreams, but was playing the game in tennis shoes. Hamilton’s budding young player couldn’t afford cleats. “I really did not have the resources at ...

Local Briefs, March 17, 2012

By Staff

Rep. Pace to talk about Medicare State Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, will be in Grand Junction today meeting with senior citizens to talk about Medicare. Pace will be at 605 25 Road, Suite 101, at 9:30 a.m. today to discuss pending legislation ...

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