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Homegrown, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

We just noticed our large honeylocust tree seems to be dying. The bark is starting to peel back, there are a few branches without leaves and when I pull at some of the bark there are a lot of “pincer bugs.” Can the tree be treated ...

Sustainability, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

Every trip to the Mesa County Solid Waste Campus is an educational adventure. This time I went to the landfill for an update on the methane capture project. Most of us spend little time thinking about what happens to our trash. Cameron ...

Without bees, no cheeseburger in paradise

By Staff

Why should I worry about bees and pollination if I like to eat hamburgers? Oh sure, I enjoy an occasional apple. Cherry’s my favorite pie. They tell me vegetables are good for me, but according to TV, we really don’t need to eat ...

Religion Briefs, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

Seminary to offer leadership class Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a second class in leadership development for the Western Slope. The course is designed for Christian leaders who would like to pursue an in-depth study of ...

For The Record, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

MARRIAGES Jason Charles Baldwin and Angilynn Constance Vendegna, July 23. Chance Leslie Barfoot and Jaclyn Beth Gisclar, July 16. Mark Emerson Baxendale and Cinda Kay Rexford, July 27. Corey Joseph Beaugh and Stacy Lynn Kolegas, July ...

081311 HG You Pick Farm

Cedaredge man fills niche with his you-pick fruit farm

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

With few pick-your-own fruit farms, Uncle Johnny’s Farm in Cedaredge is filling an experiential niche on the Western Slope. Johnny Bell, 60, started planning his you-pick farm more than 15 years ago while working for the Department of ...

Uranium developer wins lease on Utah tract

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The company planning to build a uranium mill in Montrose County has acquired a lease in Utah that could produce as much as 225 million pounds of uranium and open the way to six times more. Denver-based Energy Fuels Inc. spent $500,000 to ...

Death notices, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

Elona Avrett, 73, Grand Junction, died Aug. 7, 2011, at Mesa Manor. No services are planned. Ms. Avrett was a retired bookkeeper. Survivors include two sons, Robert Cary of Englewood and Alex of Grand Junction; two daughters, Andrea ...

Woman charged with welfare fraud

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A Mesa County woman faces a number of felony charges after she allegedly defrauded the Mesa County Department of Human Services of more than $2,000 in welfare benefits over a four-month period. Alicia Kissell, 26, 504 1/2 Agape Way, was ...

CMU athletic logos 081211

New name means new logos for Colorado Mesa sports teams

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The change wasn’t evident on the practice field, but the Mavericks are excited about the changes at Colorado Mesa University. No longer Mesa State College, the football team took the field Thursday for the first time since the ...

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