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Some of the best early Nordic skiing conditions found on Grand Mesa

By Staff

GRAND MESA — Cresson Van Winkle, industriously rubbing extra blue ski wax onto his skinny Nordic skis at mid-day Wednesday, looked up from his endeavors to laugh at the memory of the previous weekend. “There were a lot of people ...


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Grizzly bears staying under protection by Endangered Species Act

By Dave Buchanan

Grizzly bears will remain under the protection of the Endangered Species Act after a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday that the ongoing loss of a major food source put the bears’ future in doubt. Drought and a massive epidemic ...


Weight plays an important factor in how fast you can ride a bike

By Staff

Weight is a mortal enemy of anyone who wants to go fast on a bike; specifically, uphill on a bike. In Colorado, it’s difficult to find a ride without some climbing, so controlling weight is important. I have often wondered how much time ...


Jussel: Script won’t go Broncos’ way against rival Chargers

By Staff

Cast of “As the World Turns, Denver Broncos Style” John Elway: Executive Vice President of Football Operations Brian Xanders: General Manager John Fox: Head Coach Mike McCoy: Offensive Coordinator Dennis Allen: Defensive ...


Dixie State holds off Colorado Mesa men’s basketball

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Colorado Mesa rallied from a 22-point deficit to get within two points with 15 seconds left and had a chance to tie it, but missed in a 67-63 loss to Dixie State (Utah) College at Brownson Arena. Dixie State’s Solomon Jensen hit two ...


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Open for cheer: Symphony tour shows off holiday decorations

By Melinda Mawdsley

Melinda Watson can’t wait for strangers to walk through her home. Her house is one of three homes, two businesses and a local church that will be decorated in their holiday best for this year’s Grand Junction Symphony Cup of Cheer ...


Drip Tip: Nov. 27, 2011

By Staff

DON’T WASTE THOSE DROPPED ICE CUBES: If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant pot instead. The Drought Response Information Project ...


Homegrown: Nov. 26, 2011

By Dennis Hill

We have a Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that has severe splitting in almost all of the major branches. There is some evidence of old bark splits that have healed over that we did not notice until recently. The tree seemed to be slow leafing out ...


Religion briefs: Nov. 26, 2011

By Staff

Mini-concerts at noon Tuesdays in Delta St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, at Fifth and Palmer in Delta, will host Advent mini-concerts at noon Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 29. The first concert will feature vocalist Kathy Kolman, accompanied by ...


One, two, three ... counting bird plumage is just horsefeathers!

By Gary McCallister

Do you know how many feathers a turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) has? I don’t either. Apparently no one does. Can you believe that? You’d think we would. Ben Franklin thought it should be our national bird. I wonder if we know how many ...


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