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HG: SustainAbility Column March 21, 2009

By Adele Israel

An ancient building method with a new twist is cropping up in Western Colorado and even in Mesa County. For thousands of years, people have constructed buildings from the earth, and with the help of modern machinery this art has culminated in ...

HG: Homegrown Column March 21, 2009

By Dennis Hill

What is a pre-emergent spray and when should it be applied for fruit trees? Also, is there a schedule for this area for seasonal spraying? — Carol Since pre-emergents control the weed by preventing normal germination, it’s vital ...

Political Profiles: Reford Theobold March 21, 2009

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After spending 18 years on the Grand Junction City Council, Reford Theobold has been on a six-year hiatus from public office. But once he decided to challenge incumbent Councilwoman Bonnie Beckstein for the District D seat, it didn’t ...

Political Profiles: Sam Susuras March 21, 2009

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At a time when the economy is struggling to gain its footing and people are searching for work that doesn’t exist, Sam Susuras believes he can put his professional background to work and offer some stability as a member of the Grand ...

Political Profiles: Ken Sublett March 21, 2009

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While most Grand Junction City Council candidates are focusing on popular issues such as the city’s failed public safety initiative, the controversy over industrial zoning along the Colorado River and the general economic malaise, Ken ...

Political Profiles: Bill Pitts March 21, 2009

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Nobody can accuse Bill Pitts of caring about what others think. On the night the Grand Junction City Council was expected to kick him off the Planning Commission over conflict-of-interest concerns, Pitts was in San Diego for a national ...

Political Profiles: Tom Kenyon March 21, 2009

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As an employee of Colorado State Parks for 31 years, Tom Kenyon believes the 40 or so state parks share many of the same problems as municipalities. Both deal in law enforcement, roads, infrastructure — and lots of complaints from the ...

Political Profiles: Roland Cole March 21, 2009

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Roland Cole is used to overcoming challenges. He was on the Commerce City Council when chemical weapons manufacturing at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal contaminated the city’s water supply. He helped lobby federal departments and ...

Political Profiles: Bonnie Beckstein March 21, 2009

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Bonnie Beckstein watched 25 years ago as businesses packed up and moved out of Grand Junction in the midst of the oil-shale bust. She has ideas about how to avoid watching a similar scene play out as entrepreneurs struggle to stay afloat in ...

For the Record: March 21, 2009

By Staff

Births Delta County Memorial Hospital Lee and Kathryn Turner, Ridgway, a son, March 13. Darryl and Melissa Kitzmiller, Cedaredge, a daughter, March 18. David Rogers and Melissa Norton, Austin/Orchard City, a son March 18. Raul and ...

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