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Fruit, vegetables get ready for plenty of festival attention

By Melinda Mawdsley

Plant a fruit or vegetable in western Colorado, and there’s a good chance someone will throw a party. Strawberries, peaches, cherries, apples, grapes, sweet corn and potatoes all are honored annually and individually with festivals ...

Briefs: Local Sports June 12, 2009

By Staff

College Football • Chadron, Kearney ranked high in preseason by The Sporting News Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska-Kearney are both ranked in the top 20 of The Sporting News preseason top 25, released Thursday. The ...

Briefs: OA Chamber Music June 12, 2009

By Staff

A blend of Spanish Flamenco dancing and chamber orchestra music will be presented at the Western Slope Chamber Music Series’ “A Celebration of Music and Dance.” The concert will be performed at two venues: 7:30 p.m. Friday, ...

Briefs: Local News June 12, 2009

By Staff

Open house slated at community college • Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., will have an open house for potential students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Advisers will be available to answer questions about high ...


OA Pollux Column June 12, 2009

By Dan Bennett

The 1970s influence is everywhere, especially when it comes to jewelry. From long necklaces to beaded earrings, this hippie style can bring a free-flowing vibe to your wardrobe. Whether you purchase this jewelry or make it yourself, beads ...

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History Here and Now June 12, 2009

By Kathy Jordan

This year’s annual Historic Home and Church Tour, set for Saturday, will spotlight Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Centered in this celebration will be Handy Chapel, at the ...

Death notices: June 12, 2009

By Staff

• Winona Mae Arnold, 81, Grand Junction, died June 9, 2009 at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road. Interment services will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery, 263 ...

Montrose delays uranium mill decision

By Dennis Webb

Montrose County’s Planning Commission late Wednesday night again delayed a decision on a proposed uranium mill but is expected to vote on the issue July 1. Meeting in Montrose, the commission held a five-hour hearing on the proposed ...

OA Rock Cesario Column June 12, 2009

By Rock Cesario

If you are looking to go out and see some good music, and a lot of you are, according to what I hear in the store, then I have a pair of suggestions for you. At 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, and running through Sunday, June 14, the Palisade ...

Briefs: OA Heavy Metal June 12, 2009

By Melinda Mawdsley

A rare chance to hear metal, hardcore, rock and screamo bands locally is coming up on Monday, June 15. JuneFest organizer Matthew Windsor of Maverick City Hardcore is a vocalist in one of the bands appearing in the festival. He said there ...

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